[Noisebridge-discuss] Noisebridge billboards are up!!

Mitch Altman maltman23 at hotmail.com
Sat Jul 30 23:38:01 PDT 2011


Not intended as tax-deductible.  More of a project that individuals helped fund. Mitch.
 ---------------------> From: treasurer at noisebridge.net
> Date: Sat, 30 Jul 2011 18:08:23 -0700
> Subject: Re: [Noisebridge-discuss] Noisebridge billboards are up!!
> To: asweigart at gmail.com
> CC: maltman23 at hotmail.com; noisebridge-discuss at lists.noisebridge.net
> 
> 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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