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Joining the Space Federation / Using This Open Atrium


Our mission is to provide connective and organizational support to open communities in shared physical spaces who use innovative methods and technology in hands-on education.

The Space Federation program helps connect people who make hackerspaces, makerspaces, co-working spaces and other creative/community environments. 

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End of Year Finance Q&A with Terry Rice, School Factory CPA Part II

We'd like to collect your questions ahead of time so please add yours in the comments!

Topic such as:

How do I count money I took in from Membership vs Space Rentals in my accounting software?

If I paid for stuff for my space but I want to be paid back do I get to count that as donation?


Join us on February 26th at 7:00pm CST:

Space Federation February 2014 Hangout

Lately, we've been hearing reports about collaborative space culture being challenged on some fronts, so for this month's call we've chosen to focus on some important health-related topics-- the health of our spaces, our members, and the wider health of the communities in which all our spaces are located.

More specifically, we'll talk through these topics:

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February End of Year Finance Hangout

Hello everyone!


I'd like to schedule the next hangout for next week. I'm looking at the following dates:

Tuesday, February 18th at 6:00pm CST 


Wednesday, February 19th at 7:00pm CST BEFORE the monthly Space Fed hangout

Which works better for you guys?

2013 Year End Fiscal Data Collection & More

If you go and visit this Notebook in the Knowledge section of the Space Federation group you'll see a form for submitting your income and expenses for 2013, some FAQ's of filing your taxes with the School Factory as a fiscally sponsored organization as well a few things folks who were on last night's Q & A with Terry Rice, the School Factory's CPA, requested.

Please feel free to keep the questions coming, I'll add them to the FAQ's as we get them answered.

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End of Year Finance Q&A with School Factory Accountant Scheduling

Hello everyone!

There are lots of questions I'm answering on a one-on-one basis that I think would benefit all spaces and programs to have the answers to and I'd like to make sure everyone knows what they're responsible for reporting as we've got about 3 quarters of data to catch up on.

I'd like to schedule a hangout for the afternoon of the 23rd or 24th, I know weekdays can be tough for folks sometimes but if we schedule for 5:00pm CST on the 23rd would that work for everyone?

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Space Federation December 2013 Hangout

It's been a busy month, and we have much more to do. We're working hard on closing out the year, so that we can give you your financial information for tax filings for the end of this year. Until we're done with that, there's even more to do. So we're busy. And we love you!

This months hangout happens tomorrow night, Thursday Dec 19 at 8 PM CST. Please join us as we close out the year!

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Space Federation - November 2013 Hangout

Hi everyone!

We'll be hosting our regular monthly hangout next TUE 11/26 at 8pm CST.

Please RSVP at our Google+ Event Page and we'll add you to the Hangout on Air!


Announcement: New Point of Contact and Restructuring Donation Processing

The School Factory is formalizing the donation structure! Your reimbursements will be sent out on the 15th and 30th day of the month (excepting February ;) Thank you letters will be sent at the end of the month.

Introducing your new contact! Jenn Turner, formerly Communications Officer for the School Factory will be taking over this process. She will sending out a monthly report via Open Atrium.

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