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Noisebridge needs money to run. Quite a lot, actually. Its about $8,350/mo.

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Monthly Expenses and Dues

Typical monthly amount Expense category Notes
$4,356.00 Rent Up from $3960 several years ago, and our current lease runs out next year
$1,578.16 Tor Project Self-supporting but income is counted in our totals
$700 Club Mate Purchased in bulk and made available for donation in the space, self-supporting
$550 PG&E Electric Utility Watch our power usage in real time here: https://grafana.noisebridge.net/d/MzEBCziik/power
$235.35 Accounting Mostly CPA fees for dealing with the state
$292.10 Garbage & Recycling Twice weekly pickup is more expensive
$189.29 Printing T-shirts and stickers
$183.48 Insurance An annual expense
$75 Internet Monkeybrains
$150 Water SFPUC
$25.33 Misc PO box, misc 2169 repair supplies

Financial Reports

Financial Report - April 10, 2018

Noisebridge has $94,512.02 in the bank.

Breakdown:

$73,091.11 in the general fund

$14,798.66 for Noisetor (SEE NOISETOR NOTE)

$3,075.07 in the equipment fund

$392.21 in the broadcast fund

$2,473.28 in the laser maintenance fund

$200 in the Accessibility Fund

$179.77 in the Elevator Repair Fund

$301.92 in the Sewing Fund

Notes: The NGALAC payments have been taken out of the bank account now, which is reflected in the lower total since the 7th. Noisetor paid $1,547 for hosting yesterday.

Noisetor Note: noisetor.net/finances is still down, so I can’t calculate Noisetor’s recent revenue, only expenses. The total in this report is therefore lower than the real total. The most recent Noisetor donation I have recorded in my notes is from October 9, 2017, so any donations past that date have not been included in my calculations here.

The laser maintenance fund revenue and expenses are being tracked here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1c3LHJ4RYClrEC-8m4VBMEjJU_KorokSuVbW3CiaB84A/edit#gid=0

Financial Report - April 7, 2018

Noisebridge has $96,221.55 in the bank.

Breakdown: $73,226.64 in the general fund

$16,372.66 for Noisetor (SEE NOISETOR NOTE)

$3,075.07 in the equipment fund

$392.21 in the broadcast fund

$2,473.28 in the laser maintenance fund

$200 in the Accessibility Fund

$179.77 in the Elevator Repair Fund

$301.92 in the Sewing Fund

Notes:

Noisetor Note: noisetor.net/finances is still down, so I can’t calculate Noisetor’s recent revenue, only expenses. The total in this report is therefore lower than the real total. The most recent Noisetor donation I have recorded in my notes is from October 9, 2017, so any donations past that date have not been included in my calculations here.

The laser maintenance fund revenue and expenses are being tracked here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1c3LHJ4RYClrEC-8m4VBMEjJU_KorokSuVbW3CiaB84A/edit#gid=0

Financial Report - March 28, 2018

Noisebridge has $88,534.41 in the bank.

_Breakdown:_ $64,986.18 in the general fund, which about the same as last month's benchmark, after correcting for the Club Mate purchase $15,872.66 for Noisetor (SEE NOISETOR NOTE) $3,825.70 in the equipment fund $764.82 in the broadcast fund $2,473.28 in the laser maintenance fund $200 in the Accessibility Fund $179.77 in the Elevator Repair Fund $232 in the Sewing Fund

Notes:

We have paid our rent for April. We spent $1,965.79 on a pallet of Club Mate, which should make back a significant profit over time.

Noisetor Note: noisetor.net/finances is still down, so I can’t calculate Noisetor’s recent revenue, only expenses. The total in this report is therefore lower than the real total. The most recent Noisetor donation I have recorded in my notes is from October 9, 2017, so any donations past that date have not been included in my calculations here.

The laser maintenance fund revenue and expenses are being tracked here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1c3LHJ4RYClrEC-8m4VBMEjJU_KorokSuVbW3CiaB84A/edit#gid=0


Financial Report - February 28, 2018

Noisebridge has $90,445.97 in the bank.

_Breakdown:_ $66,835.74 in the general fund, which is over 10 months of critical expenses. (SEE NOISETOR NOTE) $16,270.66 for Noisetor (SEE NOISETOR NOTE) $3,825.70 in the equipment fund $764.82 in the broadcast fund $2,137.28 in the laser maintenance fund $200 in the Accessibility Fund $179.77 in the Elevator Repair Fund $232 in the Sewing Fund

Notes:

We have paid our rent for March.

The Thomas J. Shutt Memorial Foundation has been registered as an independent nonprofit in Pennsylvania and obtained independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit status. Now that its status is confirmed and it has an independent checking account, I have transferred its funds from Noisebridge to the new organization. I confirmed the deposit is complete, so it will no longer be in the financial reports. Our first grant will be a small competitive scholarship given to a senior graduating from Thomas’ high school this spring with an interest in creative writing.

Circuit Hacking Mondays has also been removed from the financial reports since the reimbursements have been made. I'm no longer tracking the Roguelike Celebration as a placeholder since I don't believe there is any more action there. Everything is rolled into the general fund.

Looks like noisetor.net/finances is down, so I can’t calculate Noisetor’s recent revenue, only expenses. The total in this report is therefore lower than the real total. The most recent Noisetor donation I have recorded in my notes is from October 9, 2017, so any donations past that date have not been included in my calculations here.

The laser maintenance fund revenue and expenses are being tracked here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1c3LHJ4RYClrEC-8m4VBMEjJU_KorokSuVbW3CiaB84A/edit#gid=0


Financial Report - January 12, 2018

Noisebridge has $86,379.08 in the bank.

_Breakdown:_ $43,957.03 in the general fund, which is over 7 months of critical expenses. (SEE NOISETOR NOTE) $20,364.66 for Noisetor (SEE NOISETOR NOTE) $4,498.74 in the equipment fund $3,021.64 in the Thomas J. Shutt Memorial Foundation $1,412.96 in the broadcast fund $2,137.28 in the laser maintenance fund $375 from Friends of the Public Library to reimburse Circuit Hacking Mondays for kits $200 in the Accessibility Fund $179.77 in the Elevator Repair Fund $232 in the Sewing Fund $XXX in the Roguelike Celebration fund (placeholder—all roguelike moneys treated as general fund until we reconcile numbers)

Notes:

The Thomas J. Shutt Memorial Foundation has been registered as an independent nonprofit in Pennsylvania and obtained independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit status. Now that its status is confirmed and it has an independent checking account, I will be transferring its funds from Noisebridge to the new organization. Our first grant will be a small competitive scholarship given to a senior graduating from Thomas’ high school this spring with an interest in creative writing.

@patrickod looks like noisetor.net/finances is down, so I can’t calculate Noisetor’s recent revenue, only expenses. The total in this report is therefore lower than the real total. The most recent Noisetor donation I have recorded in my notes is from October 9, 2017, so any donations past that date have not been included in my calculations here.

The sewing fund was seeded by a donation from Vice for shooting a documentary interview in our space. It’s always existed, but is being tracked in the financial report for the first time after a reminder from the sewing crew.

What’s up with the Roguelike Celebration? I haven’t heard from anyone involved in that for quite some time.

The laser maintenance fund revenue and expenses are being tracked here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1c3LHJ4RYClrEC-8m4VBMEjJU_KorokSuVbW3CiaB84A/edit#gid=0

Financial Report - November 08, 2017

Noisebridge has $80,315.65 in the bank.

_Breakdown:_ $42,364.28 in the general fund, which is just over 7 months of critical expenses. $26,092.66 for Noisetor $5,622.15 in the equipment fund $2,947.48 in the Thomas J. Shutt Memorial Foundation $1,412.96 in the broadcast fund $1121.35 in the laser maintenance fund $375 from Friends of the Public Library to reimburse Circuit Hacking Mondays for kits $200 in the Accessibility Fund $179.77 in the Elevator Repair Fund $XXX in the Roguelike Celebration fund (placeholder—all roguelike moneys treated as general fund until we reconcile numbers)

Notes:

We’ve paid our rent for November. Our lease is up at the end of August 2018, and not getting renewed. We probably need to raise a bunch of money to move somewhere else.

Some major general fund purchases: We paid to renew our PO box ($490) and our board directors insurance ($1,009). We also paid a $50 fine to the state of California for some paperwork snafu.

This running total takes into account Noisetor’s donations since October 5 and their 5% contribution to the general fund for fiscal sponsorship, as well as any hosting payments since then.

Royalty payments were added to the Thomas J. Shutt Memorial Foundation, and $125 was spent to file articles of incorporation for an independent nonprofit registered in the state Pennsylvania. Those papers were accepted, so we’re getting an EIN and applying for a 501(c)(3) federal tax exemption.

$358 in cash donations were added to the laser maintenance fund.

The Elevator Repair Fund was created and seeded with $200 by consensus. Some call button light replacements were ordered with a matching grant from the Equipment Fund.

The Accessibility Fund was created and seeded with $200 by a city requirement to spend an additional 20% of the cost of any new construction on accessibility improvements. These funds will be allocated by recommendation of the accessibility working group (TBD), which will prioritize the voices of people who are most affected by accessibility problems with the space.

The Roguelike Celebration has spent $2,062.50 on socks and $531 on metal pins. This event used to be hosted at Noisebridge and still raises money through Noisebridge’s financial infrastructure in exchange for a big donation. We will need to account for all roguelike income and expenses at some point; right now it’s all clumped into the general fund.

We have a $1,737 payment to Jakprints on October 26, possibly for stickers and t-shirts, but maybe for the Roguelike Celebration. I think this is our usual printer for t-shirts. @patrickod or @maltman23 may be able to confirm if these printing costs are for Noisebridge (general fund) or the Roguelike Celebration (which will be accounted for separately).

One caveat about the numbers in this report: It’s possible that Noisetor revenue since October 9 is missing, and their regularly scheduled hosting payment didn’t go through. If some revenue is reallocated to Noisetor, that would decrease the general fund total and increase the Noisetor total, without changing our overall bank balance. When their hosting payment goes through, that will decrease the Noisetor total and our overall bank balance by $1,547.

Financial Report - October 05, 2017

Noisebridge has $83,299.38 in the bank.

_Breakdown:_ $45,058.43 in the general fund, which is about 7-1/2 months of critical expenses. $26,822.04 for Noisetor $5,830.12 in the equipment fund $3,037.48 in the Thomas J. Shutt Memorial Foundation $1,412.96 in the broadcast fund $763.35 in the laser maintenance fund $375 from Friends of the Public Library to reimburse Circuit Hacking Mondays for kits $XXX in the Roguelike Celebration fund (placeholder—all roguelike moneys treated as general fund until we reconcile numbers)

Notes:

“Critical expenses” include rent, utilities, Internet, trash collection, insurance, accounting fees, legal fees, bank fees, and state business registration fees, but does not include drink purchases, t-shirt or sticker printing, or payments for repairs and consumables. Critical expenses add up to around $6,000 per month.

This running total takes into account Noisetor’s donations since October 2 and their 5% contribution to the general fund for fiscal sponsorship, as well as their most recent payment for hosting.

$439.53 in book royalties were added to the Thomas J. Shutt Memorial Foundation.

Some equipment fund money got spent on guitars, audio mixing rack infrastructure, and PS4 controller.

Eventbrite is starting to send us money for the next Roguelike Celebration, which we’re fiscally sponsoring again this year. They’ll be making a 5% donation of their revenue to Noisebridge’s general fund, which they estimate will be around $500, but that may be higher or lower. If they have a surplus when it’s all said and done, we’ll keep it in the bank as the “Roguelike Celebration fund,” for use at the next event. All of the expenses and revenue will be forwarded to treasurer@noisebridge.net for me to crunch the numbers. Until I actually crunch those numbers, though, I’m going to just treat all suspected Roguelike revenue (like mysterious Eventbrite deposits) as “general fund” for the purposes of these financial reports.

Financial Report - October 02, 2017

Noisebridge has $83,145.56 in the bank.

_Breakdown:_ $43,725.28 in the general fund, which is about nearly 9 months of regular expenses. $28,348.54 for Noisetor $5,922.48 in the equipment fund $2,597.95 in the Thomas J. Shutt Memorial Foundation $1,412.96 in the broadcast fund $763.35 in the laser maintenance fund $375 from Friends of the Public Library to reimburse Circuit Hacking Mondays for kits

Notes:

This running total takes into account Noisetor’s donations since September 19th and their 5% contribution to the general fund for fiscal sponsorship. $288 was added to the laser maintenance fund from the laser maintenance cash donation box.

By my accounting, we have 37 dues-paying members and philanthropists kicking in $2,331.80 each month. It’s possible more people are paying dues in cash, which is harder to trace. I’m following up individually with some people. We have only 14 members who I know to be current on their dues, 2 members on hiatus, and 13 members who may or may not be paying dues or on hiatus but aren’t paying dues with the email address I have on file. We have 23 philanthropists I know to be currently paying dues.

Financial Report - September 28, 2017

Noisebridge has $81,642.30 in the bank.

_Breakdown:_ $42,552 in the general fund, which is about 8-1/2 months of regular expenses. $28,305.79 for Noisetor $5,922.48 in the equipment fund $2,597.95 in the Thomas J. Shutt Memorial Foundation $1,412.96 in the broadcast fund $475.35 in the laser maintenance fund $375 from Friends of the Public Library to reimburse Circuit Hacking Mondays for kits

Notes:

This running total takes into account Noisetor’s donations since September 19th and their 5% contribution to the general fund for fiscal sponsorship.

We recently spent $379.74 from the equipment fund and $379.73 from the project-specific donations to the general fund to purchase a MakerBot Ultimate 3D Printer. There is currently a fundraiser for a Prusa I3.

We just paid our rent for October, so our new post-rent baseline is $42,552. Our previous baseline (September 1st) was $40,054.28, which means that the general fund grew by nearly $2,000 this month.

That gain is even more impressive considering we took a dip of $2,500 to buy all of that Club Mate near the beginning of the month and still have about 2/5 of it left.

The expected return on the remaining Club Mate is about $1,200-$1,300.

So if we count our chickens before they hatch, our general fund grew by $3,200 - $3,300 this month.

Financial Report - September 19, 2017

Noisebridge has $84,761.46 in the bank.

_Breakdown:_ $45,343.19 in the general fund, which is just over nine months of regular expenses. $28,220.29 for Noisetor $6,336.72 in the equipment fund $2,597.95 in the Thomas J. Shutt Memorial Foundation $1,412.96 in the broadcast fund $475.35 in the laser maintenance fund $375 from Friends of the Public Library to reimburse Circuit Hacking Mondays for kits

Notes:

This running total takes into account Noisetor’s donations since September 16th and their 5% contribution to the general fund for fiscal sponsorship.

Financial Report - September 16, 2017 - Including Breakdown of #NB10!

Noisebridge has $84,486.38 in the bank.

_Breakdown:_ $45,115.61 in the general fund, which is just over nine months of regular expenses. $28,172.79 for Noisetor $6,336.72 in the equipment fund $2,597.95 in the Thomas J. Shutt Memorial Fund $1,412.96 in the broadcast fund $475.35 in the laser maintenance fund $375 from Friends of the Public Library to reimburse Circuit Hacking Mondays for kits

Notes:

This running total takes into account Noisetor’s donations since September 12th and their 5% contribution to the general fund for fiscal sponsorship. It also takes into account new royalty payments to Thomas’ foundation.

We got another big deposit ($1,037.53) into our checking account from Eventbrite. We don’t know why they keep giving us money, but it’s great!

We spent $587.04 from the broadcast fund for A/V, staging, and lighting equipment for the Noisebridge 10th Anniversary Exhibition & Ball (#NB10). Each of the five performers for #NB10 were paid $200 from door and drinks donations, for a total of $1,000. We made several reimbursements from the equipment fund as well related to #NB10. Drinks and other remaining expenses were paid for out of the general fund. The event was extremely net revenue positive for the space.

Miscellaneous #NB10 expenses are described here: https://noisebridge.net/wiki/NB10-Misc-Expenses-Tally

Reimbursed drink expenses were $929.96, mostly reflected in totals from previous financial reports. Total expenses from the event add up to $3,639.24, not counting Club Mate consumed. The bartenders estimated 5 boxes, or 100 bottles, of Club Mate were consumed, previously purchased with general fund money at an estimated total cost of $315. $587.04 of that came from the broadcast fund. $638.01 of that came from the equipment fund. $2,729.19 came from the general fund, inclusive of the estimated cost of Club Mate consumed.

Our total revenue over the long weekend was $4,988.60. Subtracting expenses that were reimbursed from the general fund, the general fund increased by $2,259.41 over the weekend. Subtracting all expenses, our overall total accounts increased by $1,034.36. But spending money from the equipment fund and broadcast fund is a good thing! That money is meant to be spent.

(Note: Because this takes into account the estimated cost of Club Mate consumed, technically our cash accounts increased by $1,359.36, and the cash in our general fund increased by $2,574.41. But I think the cost of Club Mate should be included in the accounting for the event, the same way we deducted the cost of purchasing alcohol. The fact that Club Mate was pre-purchased in bulk is immaterial for our purposes of analyzing the event.)

Financial Report - September 12, 2017

Noisebridge has $84,486.38 in the bank.

_Breakdown:_ $42,965.56 in the general fund, which is just under 9 months of regular expenses. $28,172.79 for Noisetor $6,974.73 in the equipment fund $2,522.95 in the Thomas J. Shutt Memorial Foundation $2,000 in the broadcast fund $1,000 to reimburse performers at #NB10 $475.35 in the laser maintenance fund $375 from Friends of the Public Library to reimburse Circuit Hacking Mondays for kits

Notes:

This running total takes into account Noisetor’s donations since September 6th, their 5% contribution to the general fund for fiscal sponsorship, their subscription payment for their second hosting set-up, and a bunch of little one-off purchases and fees.

Financial Report - September 6, 2017

Noisebridge has $79,618.40 in the bank.

_Breakdown:_ $38,601.54 in the general fund, which is under 8 months of regular expenses. $28,668.83 for Noisetor $6,974.73 in the equipment fund $2,522.95 in the Thomas J. Shutt Memorial Fund $2,000 in the broadcast fund $475.35 in the laser maintenance fund $375 from Friends of the Public Library to reimburse Circuit Hacking Mondays for kits

Notes:

The general fund is below its typical level because of thousands of dollars of reimbursements for Club Mate, alcohol, and t-shirts for the Noisebridge 10th Anniversary Exhibition & Ball. Expect that to flood back in over the weekend.

This running total takes into account Noisetor’s donations since September 1st, their 5% contribution to the general fund for fiscal sponsorship, and their recent $841.20 purchase of a server. It also includes several reimbursements for items available for donation during NB10:

$404.16 to Ruth for the purchase of Bulleit and beer $460.80 to Jarrod for the purchase of custom t-shirts

This total does not separate out project-specific donations for the new 3D printer, but those donations are being recorded appropriately by donate.noisebridge.net. When the project hits the magic number, we will direct money from the general fund and a matching grant from the equipment fund to purchase the new 3D printer. Financial Report - September 1, 2017

Noisebridge has $81,810.10 in the bank.

_Breakdown:_ $40,054.28 in the general fund, which is just over 8 months of regular expenses. $29,457.78 for Noisetor $6,974.73 in the equipment fund $2,472.95 in the Thomas J. Shutt Memorial Fund $2,000 in the broadcast fund $475.35 in the laser maintenance fund $375 from Friends of the Public Library to reimburse Circuit Hacking Mondays for kits

Notes:

This running total takes into account Noisetor’s donations since August 22nd, their 5% contribution to the general fund for fiscal sponsorship, and their most recent payment for hosting. We have paid our rent for September.

Financial Report - August 22, 2017

Noisebridge has $84,809.04 in the bank.

_Breakdown:_ $41,598.87 in the general fund, which is over 8 months of regular expenses. $30,946.28 for Noisetor $6,974.73 in the equipment fund $2,438.81 in the Thomas J. Shutt Memorial Fund $2,000 in the broadcast fund $475.35 in the laser maintenance fund $375 from Friends of the Public Library to reimburse Circuit Hacking Mondays for kits

Notes:

This running total takes into account Noisetor’s donations since August 17th and their 5% contribution to the general fund for fiscal sponsorship.

Today we reimbursed Mitch $2,500 for the purchase of a pallet of Club Mate for the space, which will be available to everyone at the regular $4/bottle donation rate. The expected delta between donation revenue and cost of purchase is around $700 for the pallet. We also reimbursed Lady Red $53 from the equipment fund for the purchase of a dress form for the sewing area.

We recently got a $1,956.49 deposit in our checking account from Eventbrite, and your treasurer does not know why. If anyone knows why, let him know for the record.

Financial Report - August 17, 2017

Noisebridge has $86,771.69 in the bank.

_Breakdown:_ $43,903 in the general fund, which is nearly 9 months of regular expenses. $30,884.53 for Noisetor $7,027.73 in the equipment fund $2,438.81 in the Thomas J. Shutt Memorial Fund $2,000 in the broadcast fund $142.62 in the laser maintenance fund $375 from Friends of the Public Library to reimburse Circuit Hacking Mondays for kits

Notes:

This running total takes into account Noisetor’s donations since August 8th and their 5% contribution to the general fund for fiscal sponsorship.

Today we reimbursed the laser working group $1,205.67 from the laser maintenance fund for purchases of wood and cardboard.

Financial Report - August 8, 2017

Noisebridge has $84,008.11 in the bank.

_Breakdown:_ $40,633.25 in the general fund, which is just over 8 months of regular expenses. $30,761.03 for Noisetor $7,027.73 in the equipment fund $2,093.81 in the Thomas J. Shutt Memorial Fund $2,000 in the broadcast fund $1,117.29 in the laser maintenance fund $375 from Friends of the Public Library to reimburse Circuit Hacking Mondays for kits

Note: This running total takes into account Noisetor’s donations since August 3rd and their 5% contribution to the general fund for fiscal sponsorship.

*August 3, 2017*

Noisebridge has $83,545.47 in the bank.

_Breakdown:_ $40,220.01 in the general fund, which is just over 8 months of regular expenses. $30,711.63 for Noisetor $7,027.73 in the equipment fund $2,093.81 in the Thomas J. Shutt Memorial Fund $2,000 in the broadcast fund $1,117.29 in the laser maintenance fund $375 from Friends of the Public Library to reimburse Circuit Hacking Mondays for kits

Note: This running total takes into account Noisetor’s donations since July 28, 2017, their 5% contribution to the general fund for fiscal sponsorship, and their most recent payment for hosting.

The running total for Noisetor is not official and for general reference purposes only. The official total will be calculated manually at least once every two months until we have a more automated process.

*August 2, 2017*

Noisebridge has $84,585.91 in the bank.

_Breakdown:_ $39,738.70 in the general fund, which is just shy of 8 months of regular expenses. $32,233.38 for Noisetor $7,027.73 in the equipment fund $2,093.81 in the Thomas J. Shutt Memorial Fund $2,000 in the broadcast fund $1,117.29 in the laser maintenance fund $375 from Friends of the Public Library to reimburse Circuit Hacking Mondays for kits

*July 31, 2017*

Noisebridge has $83,933.09 in the bank. Here’s the breakdown of that money: $32,233.38 for Noisetor, $1,117.29 in the laser maintenance fund, $2,093.81 in the Thomas J. Shutt Memorial Fund, $7,139 for the equipment fund, $2,000 for the broadcast fund, $375 from Friends of the Public Library to reimburse Circuit Hacking Mondays for kits, leaving around $38,974.61 for the general fund, which is nearly 8 months of regular expenses. August rent was paid.


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