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Income & Expense Data due for Quarter 1 of 2013

Hello Everyone,

If your entity receives fiscal sponsorship from the School Factory or if it operates as a program of the School Factory, you are required to submit quarterly income & expense data so the 2013 federal tax return can be managed. The due date for reporting First Quarter data is Monday, April 15, 2013 by 5:00 pm CST.

If your entity receives FISCAL SPONSORSHIP:

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Hello from LI4E !

Just popping in to say hello.  We're a nonprofit, collaborative organization in Tampa Bay, FL, active in creating experiential learning opportunities in the sciences and arts for people of all ages Our goal is to inspire a culture changing, lifelong love of learning that will help people live intentionally, meaningfully, productively and successfully in the 21st century.

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Income & Expense Reporting Guides: First Quarter 2013

Hello Everyone!

If your space is fiscally sponsored by the School Factory, or if it operates as a program of the School Factory, you will need to report on all of your space's income and expenses for the first quarter of 2013 (Q1 2013 = January, February & March, 2013.)

I will be sending out the live forms for you to enter your data on April 1st, but thought it would be helpful to attach PDFs of the forms in advance for your review. The due date to receive this required data will be April 15, 2013.

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Space Fed Monthly Hangout 3/20/13 8pm CST

I thought I'd get the ball rolling here to get everybody geared up for next week's call.

This is the agenda for last month's call:

What's on deck for this month?

Advisory board recruitment help


Hello fellow Space FEDDerz! 

Here's hoping butt kicking has been easy on your feet! I've got a question about advisory board formation. Has anyone here drafted an agreement? What are some of the things you included in it? What I'm especially curious about is what you have to offer your advisors as a non-profit organization. GEMSI is transitioning and is on the path to becoming a more strategic organization and formulizing how people can help in the organization is the first step.

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Milwaukee Makerspace is going to be holding some classed, and we'd like people to register online (and pay online, if desired) and we want to limit the size of the class...

Is the best solution?

I did notice they offer discounts for NPOs:

Would School Factory fiscal-sponsorship be useful in this respect?

BitCoin Support?

During today's Fund Development Hangout Session we were asked "How we could accept membership fees/donations in BitCoins and how that might affect our taxes?" I thought this question deserved a deeper answer and discussion, because we have yet to have the opportunity to process BitCoins and would like the community's input on how best to handle them.

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What are the phases of a hackerspace and how to move into a bigger space?

(Please excuse the general send list. However, this seems to be a common problem, and I don't know of a better way to start the discussion. School Factory seems to be a good way to create and send such a survey.)

I have been pondering the question "What are the phases of a hackerspace and how to move into a bigger space?" What does it take for a hackerspace to move to a bigger space?

Obvious phases:

1. meet someplace and plan

2. get a place and start hacking

3. run out of room and get a bigger space

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Space Federation Monthly Hangout: Feb 2013!

Please join us this evening at 8pm CST for the monthly Space Federation Hangout. 

The agenda is in Google Docs

We will be doing a hangout on air, so if you want to participate please reply below and I'll confirm you in the hangout.

For those who can't attend the hangout, we will provide a dial-in number for audio only.

Fund Development Hangout Session on Saturday, 3/2

Please SAVE THE DATE on Saturday, March 2nd from 1:00 - 4:30 pm CST. The School Factory is planning a Fund Development Hangout to share advice and talk about all things related to raising $$$ for your space.

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