[Noisebridge-discuss] Noisebridge billboards are up!!

Noisebridge Treasurer treasurer at noisebridge.net
Sat Jul 30 18:08:23 PDT 2011


Agreed. I only heard about this recently on the broader internets,
since I filter NB-discuss out of my inbox. What I read on social
networking sites made this sound Noisebridge funded.

The wiki page (https://www.noisebridge.net/wiki/Billboard), however,
makes it sound "on behalf of" Noisebridge, and probably not
tax-deductible.

I just think it's good to separate these things. I think it's worth
talking about at a meeting sometime.

-Kelly

On Sat, Jul 30, 2011 at 09:17, Al Sweigart <asweigart at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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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