Noisebridge Space Program

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Noisebridge is growing, and we need a bigger space! We plan to leave our current location by August 2019. It's all very exciting, but we need your support to pull it off! Join Noisebridge in building the largest non profit hacker community in San Francisco. Our biggest needs are recurring donations and volunteer hours for fundraising help. You can donate on https://patreon.com/noisebridge, and visit the space at 2169 Mission Street.

This is a set of pages meant to facilitate the discussion on moving Noisebridge to a new physical location. We should use this space to capture consensus as it occurs, and to draw all our planning tools together.

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Current Fundraising Progress

Updated August 10, 2018.

With our 50% raise in rent starting this month, our total expenses come to about $10,000 per month. Our total income was $12,000 in April, $14,000 in June, and $10,000 in July. Based on our research on new spaces, we predict that if we move to a bigger space, we will need $20,000 in recurring donations. In parallel with increasing our monthly donations, we are also building our fundraising team to raise funds for a down payment.

Upcoming Appointments and Events

  • tbd

The story so far, and how you can help

Coordinate with people in the space to help us with some of our fundraising tasks: https://www.noisebridge.net/wiki/Fundraising_Tasks

You can read Noisebridge New Space Onboarding, which contains vital details for members of the community who want to put in work towards helping us find a new space.

NEXT MEETING: Tuesday 6-March-2018, 7pm

Next meeting Agenda:

See https://pad.riseup.net/p/nb-new-space for notes and agenda

New Space 2017 Meeting Notes

Identity

If you would like to read the current version of the "Noisebridge Story" we have assembled for the Noisebridge Space Program please look at the locations below:

Fundraising

Here is a list of our current fundraising sub-projects. If you would like to participate in any of them please come to the Noisebridge Space Program meeting, or contact the leads for the specific sub-project.

  • Pineapple Fund
    • Patrick, Beka, Gavin
    • A BTC fund worth $millions someone is giving away to non-profit groups
  • San Francisco Community Land Trust
    • Mitch
    • A non-profit that buys properties for SF coop housing and non-profit groups
  • San Francisco Nonprofit Sustainability Initiative
    • Contact: none yet
    • The Nonprofit Sustainability Initiative helps San Francisco’s nonprofits secure new, nonprofit-owned space and creates solutions for organizations seeking long-term leases.
      https://www.ncclf.org/sfsustainability/

Fundraising Copy

New Location

Location Requirements

Some people refer to a space that meets these requirements as a unicorn space.

Primary Bonus
  • Within San Francisco
  • Walkable from BART
  • safe enough for walking at all hours
  • At least 5,500 sq. ft.
  • Elevator access or ground floor
  • Zoned to allow a Community Facility
  • at least 100A power supply
  • Meets all accessibility requirements (this needs further clarification)
  • Neighbors who are not concerned about noise
  • Natural Light
  • Good Ventilation
  • Chill landlord, if leasing
  • Not too nice, easily to modify the interior spaces.


Potential Locations We are keeping track of locations that have come up in our searching here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1GNvhF__W23G3EbT5Hoif1p4okErR0yYVAH-M7iuvI3Y/edit#gid=0

Here is the summary of the notable locations we have visited, specific details are on the Potential Locations spreadsheet:

If you have a building/space you would like to donate or know of a location that you think would work for Noisebridge. Please list it below and/or notify noisebridge-discuss@lists.noisebridge.net or come to a Noisebridge Space Program meeting.

Current Location Status

Our lease ends on August 31st, 2018 at 17:00. We are open to negotiating with the Landlord but the Landlord is not interested at the moment.

Noisebridge is currently approximately 5,550 sq. ft.

Our current rent is: $4,356/month ~ $0.79/sq. ft. /month

Possible Partners

  • The Lab
  • former TechShop members

Overall Project management

Important updates and information are being added to this wiki page. For a more active list of what is going on please see this trello board:

https://trello.com/b/abpzdDsq

Frequently Asked Questions, not addressed above

Example Letter of Intent (LOI)

Letter of Intent from The Founders Guide to Hacking Office Space

2009 Move page

Accessability

Other Spaces' Moving Experiences