[Noisebridge-discuss] Noisebridge billboards are up!!

Al Sweigart asweigart at gmail.com
Sat Jul 30 09:17:09 PDT 2011


I think this was posted to the mailing list a week or so ago. I'm
under the impression that people were organizing this independently of
Noisebridge-the-organization, so donations to put up the billboard
aren't tax deductible. That's be why it wasn't brought up at the
meeting.

If people were told that their donations to put up the billboard were
tax deductible, then that's definitely where the treasurer should have
been brought in.

-Al

On Sat, Jul 30, 2011 at 1:45 AM, Noisebridge Treasurer
<treasurer at noisebridge.net> wrote:
> I'm super sketched out by the idea that I'm treasurer and attend
> almost every membership meeting and had no idea about this.
>
> Can we talk about it at a membership meeting? Maybe next week?
>
> Also, if you accept donations on behalf of noisebridge that never hit
> our bank accounts, I need to track them in our books in the cash
> account, so that they make it into our taxes as income. If this is
> intended as an in-kind donation, we should probably talk about that
> too. As far as I knew, this method of fundraising without going
> through Noisebridge accounts was usually used to buy something which
> is then donated in-kind, so that the donations aren't actually dollar
> amounts.
>
> I think that this sort of fundraising should be well-accommodated once
> we restructure the treasury to allow for earmarking donations. We do
> however, have to have clear communication about it, for tax purposes.
>
> -Kelly
>
> On Fri, Jul 29, 2011 at 13:14, Mitch Altman <maltman23 at hotmail.com> wrote:
>> There are 3 humongous billboards up in San Francisco to promote hacker
>> culture!!
>>
>> Here's the locations:
>>      Geary Blvd & Spruce
>>       So. Van Ness & 15th St.
>>       10th St. & Howard
>>
>> Sponsored and paid for by Noisebridge, Hacker Dojo, MAKE Magazine, The Tech
>> Museum, and TechShop.
>>
>> Next time you pass one of these areas, you'll see the Noisebridge logo on a
>> huge billboard!
>>
>> Mitch.
>>
>>
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