[Noisebridge-discuss] [benefit] $ka-CHING$ The M word $ka-CHING$

James Sundquist sundquistjames at gmail.com
Fri Mar 15 21:38:12 UTC 2013


Donation handling will be figured out, but obviously *anyone* who
physically touches Noisebridge's money should be ready for scrutiny.  My
suggestion to anyone concerned is to not touch the money, but encourage
others to place donations in the usual bins.  There will be two or three
donations bins readily available, and they should be easy to keep an eye
on.  Keep calm and carry on.

On Fri, Mar 15, 2013 at 9:16 AM, Tony Longshanks LeTigre <
anthonyletigre at gmail.com> wrote:

>  On Thu, Mar 14, 2013 at 11:46 AM, James Sundquist <
>>> sundquistjames at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>
>>  Not totally clear on where people will have their demo tables (zines,
>>> electronics hacking, etc.), but that should be a nice amount of room for
>>> you.
>>>
>> *
> *
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> I am thinking the *zine+swag/merch+membership info* table will simply
> expand on the current long table just inside the main entrance, adjacent to
> the bike racks. We discussed making an L-shaped 2-table barricade around
> the entrance area so that myself & whomever assists me can sit/stand there
> & greet guests, dispense info, plead hysterically for (or sternly &
> angrily demand) donations, &c.
>
> Speaking of soliciting donations & gently reminding guests the purpose of
> the event is to raise funds as well as to celebrate: I know full well that
> handling money for such a happening is the surest way to get oneself
> entangled in all sorts of drama, scandal, accusations &c&c. For that
> reason, I usually try to avoid "the business end" of such things as much as
> possible. Has anyone taken on this dreaded yet essential role as of yet? There
> was a fun & sexy "mud-slinging / I accuse you of embezzlement / you reply
> my allegations are baseless slander" thread a while back. I lost track of
> where things were at; I suspect it was resolved via either Sumo wrestling
> in a kiddie pool filled with lube or an appearance on Judge Judy. (The one
> thing I miss about TV...she's tough, but she's fair!) Maybe someone can
> update me & spare the horrifying labor of searching by hand through my vast
> backlog of unread emails? Pending the outcome in small claims court,
> though, we should probably nominate someone different for treasurer for the
> March 30th event.**
>
> I imagine we'll have the donation box on the table in the entryway so
> guests can just drop their bills w/ a minimum need for cash handling on our
> end*, but I'm sure change will need to be made, plus someone should be
> keeping track / doing the accounting before/during/after the event, yes?
>
> Whomever takes on the mantle of treasurer for 3/30/13 ought perhaps to
> keep me & other volunteer(s) company at the zine+merch+swag table, yeah? I
> think we need a master Google doc or flowchart with timeslots showing
> exactly who is doing what to who at what time. I'll start on that, &
> someone else will get one done way before me that we'll use instead, but
> mine will look better, & be completely outdated.
>
> TTYS then
>
> +11+
>
> *preferably multiple donation receptacles distributed through the space
>
> **In all seriousness, please understand that we are not joining the
> accusations against Rob re: Occupy finances or commenting on that imbroglio
> in any way except the jokingly idiotic.
>
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