[Noisebridge-discuss] circuit hacking equipment funds jar - something that might work
jim at systemateka.com
Tue Jan 25 12:00:27 PST 2011
Al's comments look right to me. However, nothing
prevents one from setting up a donation jar for
whatever they like and managing the money (don't
put the work for your your pet project on others,
not even the treasurer).
On Tue, 2011-01-25 at 10:09 -0800, Albert Sweigart wrote:
> In the past when money has been needed for a specific item or event,
> people usually take it upon themselves to buy things or give money to
> someone who will buy them. The reason we aren't implementing directed
> donations now is that it would add to the work duties of the treasurer
> and co (nonprofits have certain accounting rules that they must follow
> for this). Also, it would be a bit confusing and cluttered to have a
> dozen or so different donation jars for different purposes.
> On Tue, Jan 25, 2011 at 8:50 AM, jim <jim at systemateka.com> wrote:
> > sounds good to me. i s'pose those who're interested
> > in some particular purpose might do that.
> > On Tue, 2011-01-25 at 01:26 -0800, Patrick Keys wrote:
> >> To back away one step from the "we need a multimeter problem", one
> >> approach that seems to consistently works at Noisebridge is donations
> >> jars with a dedicated purpose. whereas the big clear acrylic cube is
> >> for general noisebridge funds, dedicated jars clearly labeled also seem
> >> to work for tastebridge, snack funds, and drink funds (drink funds go in
> >> the vending machine, not a jar, but it's the same concept).
> >> setting up a "circuit hacking equipment fund" donations jar that is
> >> clearly labeld and has its own wiki page explaining that donations are
> >> specifically for purchasing more circuit hacking equipment might be a
> >> good idea. a few bucks here and there in donations and there'd be money
> >> to fund the multimeter and other projects in no time. somebody just
> >> needs to take the initiative to pioneer such a project.
> >> just an idea.
> >> Patrick
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