[Noisebridge-discuss] Bernie?

ITechGeek itg at itechgeek.com
Mon Aug 24 17:31:32 UTC 2015


The group of volunteers would be a separate group from Noisebridge members,
just borrowing space for a meeting?

I would probably try to work out a formal policy before hand that basically
says this is ok/not ok and that it is the same to any political group that
comes knocking (and ensure you would charge the same fee).

Only thing that I found that appears to directly cover this:
https://www.mcguirewoods.com/news-resources/publications/taxation/primer_avoid_pitsfalls_tax_doc.pdf
Page 6, E. 1:
E. Release of Staff to Work on Political Campaigns and Provide Office and
Other Services
1.General rule — staff members can work on their own time and not act in
any official capacity re
presenting the charity. The charity cannot, without reimbursement, provide
office space, clerical support, supplies, etc. to political candidate or
party.

Also everything I saw indicates you should charge some kind of fee and it
should be the same fee across all groups.

Some of the materials I was reading:
http://bolderadvocacy.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/Sample_501c3_Policy_for_Election_Season.pdf
www.irs.gov/pub/irs-tege/501c3_polcampfaqs.pdf
http://www.asaecenter.org/Resources/whitepaperdetail.cfm?ItemNumber=12202

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On Mon, Aug 24, 2015 at 12:54 PM, girlgeek <girlgeek at live.com> wrote:

> A small group of volunteers for Bernie Sanders would like to meet in
> Church or Turing when it is not otherwise in use.   Does anyone know, is
> there anything in our 501c3 rules (or other rules) that applies for
> political campaigns?  We wouldn't be doing any fundraising.
> Just figuring out what we are doing among volunteers.
>
> Thanks,
> Claudia
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