[Noisebridge-discuss] State of the Panic (3 of 2n+1 parts)

James Sundquist sundquistjames at gmail.com
Fri Mar 29 05:19:14 UTC 2013

Hey Danny!

  Congratulations!  You've been appointed the table that will also handle
t-shirt and raffle sales!  Yay!  I'll provide the tickets you'll use.
 You'll concoct some sort of big jar with the word "Raffle!!" on it.  Our
lovely volunteers, all listed on the wiki for just the raffle, will be more
than willing to handle most of the work; all you have to do is track them
down (some haven't posted their e-mails) and make sure they do something.
 So awesome.  Ticket sales start at 5pm and the drawing should be at 9pm,
or as close as we can get it.
  Also, since you're raising funds, you're first choice for making sure
there are donation jars equally distributed around the space during setup.

p.s. Near to you should should be Tony's Table, since it will house not
only zines, but the information for the silent art auction.

Member Drive + T-Shirt Sales + Raffle Tickets = Triple Threat!

Your Benevolent Pope,

On Thu, Mar 28, 2013 at 8:36 PM, Danny O'Brien <danny at spesh.com> wrote:

> TLDR: We still need you and your so-called friends to pledge $10/a month
> to Noisebridge and be our savious. But you don't need to use PayPal to
> give us money anymore!
> https://www.wepay.com/donations/noisebridge
> So the state of the Panic is... (drumroll)
> We now up to $1370 a month in extra regular donations, and $1104 in
> pledges to the same.
> This means that we are getting close to viability IF and ONLY IF we can
> turn those pledges into cold hard liquor uhh i mean funding.
> The pledges are from people who can't really do our current
> credit-card-based PayPal system, for a bunch of good reasons (the best
> reason of all being "it's my money and if you want it, you should find a
> way to let me give it to you the way I want")
> Me, Lizzard, and Ken will be doing LIVE ACCOUNTING at the fundraiser on
> Saturday at a special WE HAVE NO MONEY table. Apart from trying to sort
> out the atomic crater I have made out of Kelly's careful connecting of
> payments to individuals, we will also be messing with new ways of paying
> for Noisebridge. If you would like to volunteer or just drop off your
> first $10 donation, come along! I am sure we will be literally the least
> fun at that party.
> My first experiment in this is setting up a WePay account. It was really
> easy! I hope they don't close it down or run away with our money to
> Anguilla or something. You can donate to Noisebridge using it this way:
> https://www.wepay.com/donations/noisebridge
> Alternatively, you can just pay with boring paypal here:
> http://nburl.net/save
> or pledge your support here and leave it to us to find a way to take
> your money here:
> http://nburl.net/pledge
> More news as events warrant!
> d.
> PS Casey pointed me to this excellent summary of how we got here from
> treasurer emeritus, Kelly:
> https://www.noisebridge.net/wiki/Meeting_Notes_2013_03_12#Financial_Report
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