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Noisebridge copy for updating people on whats going on[edit]

Noisebridge is saved for one more year!! Our landlord has renewed our lease. It is a whopping 50% higher than it was before -- our rent this year is the same as our average per month income last year. With the hard work and recurring support of many community members, our donations these past few months have been high enough to afford the new rent. We can't thank you enough.

With this extra year of runway, we have an incredible opportunity. We have partnered with professional non-profit fundraising firm Scandiuzzi Krebs, to make a fundraising plan. We want to raise enough for a deposit for our own building, so that Noisebridge's destiny will no longer be dependant on the rental market. Our biggest needs right now are recurring monthly donations, and volunteer hours. If you have time to spare and any experience raising money for non profits, we are especially interested in talking to you.

Noisebridge Social Media Copy[edit]

Noisebridge is growing, and we need a new bigger space! We plan to leave our current location by August of next year. It’s all very exciting, but we need your help to pull it off! Join Noisebridge in building the largest non profit hacker community in San Francisco by contributing your volunteer hours, or your [tax deductible] monetary donations!

Meetup.com about Noisebridge Copy[edit]

We are Noisebridge. Noisebridge is a hackerspace for technical-creative projects, doocratically run by our members. We are a non-profit educational institution intended for public benefit. Come and visit our space a 5,200 square-foot area located in the heart of San Francisco. We teach, we learn, we share.

Donate.noisebridge.net blurb[edit]

Donate Now! Keep Noisebridge Hackespace Alive in San Francisco!!

Our lease, at 2169 Mission Street, is up in August and the landlord has told us that it won't be renewed. That throws us into a crunch to find and fund a new space, and move all of our blinky stuff and well-loved tools before August. We're raising money to fill a war-chest to allow us to afford our new space and cover expenses.

Since we last moved, rents for our type of space have almost tripled. We're looking at several options for an accessible, industrial space close to public transit, but it's clear that whichever we choose, we're going to have to deal with a significant rent increase.

Any donations to Noisebridge are tax deductible as we are a 501(c)(3). Please consider signing up for a monthly donation, reoccuring revenue is the best way to keep us afloat.

PS. If you have a lead on a cheap industrial space near transit, please let us know ( secretary@noisebridge.net ). Also, if you, or an organization you are a part of would like to discuss a larger donation or loan that could help us buy a building and ensure a permanent home for Noisebridge, please get in contact!


ALTERNATE rewrite

Keep Noisebridge Hackerspace ALIVE in San Francisco. Please donate now and sign up to make a recurring donation.

Our lease ends in August and our landlord is not renewing it. We are are making an push to raise our recurring donations to 15,000 dollars per month to get a new lease on a New Space and cover expenses. We're looking at serveral options for accessible industrial spaces close to public transit, but they're all much more rent than we pay now.

Any donations to Noisebridge are tax deductible as we are a 501(c)(3). Please sign up for a monthly donation, reoccuring revenue is the best way to keep us open.

Also, if you, or an organization you are a part of, would like to discuss a larger donation that could help us buy a building and ensure a permanent home for Noisebridge, please get in contact with secretary@noisebridge.net !

If you would like to now more about our Noiisebridge Space Program, please go to: https://www.noisebridge.net/wiki/Noisebridge_Space_Program


Social media blurbs[edit]

"Our landlord is not renewing our lease and we are raising funds so we can our donation based non-profit Hackerspace in San Francisco. Please donate.noisebridge.net and spread the word!"

"For just $5 a month you can keep people sewing, lasering, wood shopping, welding, and soldering cool stuff at Noisebridge!"

"For just $5 a month you can contribute to the existence of an open access maker community space in the heart of San Francisco"

"Bring lasting change to support open access space for sewing, lasering, wood shopping, welding, soldering, and more by contributing financial stability to the Noisebridge hackerspace. When you give monthly you'll make an even bigger difference!"

"Monthly giving provides consistent support to allow our non-profit to make rent and bills. See the impact of your ongoing support through updates and stories in the Noisebridge Patreon."

Personalized blurb for Patreon[edit]

The people and resources at Noisebridge mean a lot to me. I feel that with the support of the community I'm empowered to learn and do anything -- <ADD YOUR THINGS HERE sewing, laser cutting, electronics, etc.> And even to teach what I know to others! We'll post lots of heartwarming making/fixing/hacking stuff on the Patreon -- please donate!! We're losing our lease and it's kind of scary because right now we don't have the right cashflow for market rate spaces.

Pirate noisebridge[edit]

Jibe-ho! Listen up mateys, this is your captain speaking. We're charting a course into a new space! It's time to put the old mission at 2169 to stern and find a more accommodating dock. Moving to a larger Noisebridge will be our biggest adventure yet, and so we’re looking to fill our hold with supplies, and bring on more crew!

Join us now to make a lasting impact on our community of creation, collaboration, and learning. If you believe in our mission, this is the time to get involved!

The best way to help is to come work with us. Members make regular donations to the space, and provide the core of our stable monthly funding. If you're into the Big Bang approach, a one-time donation can help stock our reserves, and we'll spread it over our space-time. We don't need to jump to hyperspace: our community has a long history of generous support, but every dollar (or *coin) raised will put us into closer orbit to the best Noisebridge ever!

Other ways to help include lending us your skills! Are you an admirable broker? A diplomatic negotiator? An empathic supporter? A steady hand? Do you own a red shirt? Everyone can help, there's work to be done!

This is an exciting journey, and an excellent opportunity to make your mark. Landing in uncharted territory is a challenging enterprise, so it's all hands on deck to continue our Prime directive: Be Excellent To Each Other.

Pirate noisebridge[edit]

Red alert! Listen up crew, this is your captain speaking. We're charting a course into a new space! It's time to put the old mission at 2169 to stern and find a larger, more accommodating dock.

Why the Red Alert? Is this a catastrophe? not at all! We want your attention because we want your help. Below there are a number of methods to donate. Donations provide a stable trajectory, safe landing, and bridge to the fastest approach. We don't need to jump to hyperspace here, our current timeline is a year, barring the unknown. Recurring donations are the b est,either though Patreon or [other means]. Steady income provides a shield against uncertainty. If you're into the Big Bang approach, a large, one-time donation works just as well, and we'll spread it over our space-time.

Other ways to help include lending us your skills! Are you an admirable broker? A diplomatic negotiator? An e mpathic supporter? A steady hand? Do you own a red shirt? Everyone can help, there's work to be done!

This is an exciting journey, landing in uncharted territory is a challenging enterprise, and it's all hands on de ck to continue our Prime directive: Be Excellent To Each Other.

Testimonials[edit]

WhisperAI[edit]

NoiseBridge has been an invaluable resource in the early days of my current and previous startups. Not to mention the countless hours spent working on art projects large and small. It is always especially fun bringing in friends for the first time and introducing them to the different resources and people the place has to offer. Seeing other places come and go over the years - I really hope NoiseBridge will be around for many more years!

-- Shlomo Zippel, CTO of WhisperAI

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