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Friendly Reminder: Income & Expense Reporting Due Friday, 2/22

It looks like many spaces have done a great job providing their 2012 income & expense data to us, so the School Factory may process and file your (and our) Form 990 Federal Tax Return.

The deadline to complete this task is Friday, February 22, 2013 and I really appreciate you communicating with me if you have questions or concerns, or believe the information below is in error. I can be reached directly at

According to my records,

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Considerations for working with youth/minors/kids in your space

Hello everyone!

Here at the School Factory, we've been hearing more and more great stories about youth getting involved with the Maker Movement at your spaces across the country. For me personally, this is really exciting news, as I believe great things can be acheived by getting young people involved with us "adults" (lol), as we can learn so much from one another and have a great time learning together.

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Help for Income & Expense Reporting

Hello everyone,

The February 8th deadline for required donation income & expense reporting is fast approaching, and I'm here to help however I can.

I have set up the following help sessions next week via Google Hangout, so please respond to the events to let me know if you will attend:

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Active Military & Veterans

Our space is considering offering a discount to active military personnel and veterans.

Are other spaces doing this?

Are there any grants or assistance to help with this sort of thing? Either monetary support or just spreading the word through other organizations, etc.

Welcome Milwaukee Makerspace!

More information about them can be found here:

Please join me in welcoming them aboard!

Board Insurance?

I'm wondering if other spaces insure the Board of Directors (assuming you have one!)

If so, what does that entail, and what are the typical costs involved.

(We're mainly concerned about protecting the individual Board Members in the case of any ligitgation.)

January Space Federation Monthly Call is a GO!

Hello Everyone,

Join us for the Monthly Space Federation call this WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 16th at 8:00pm CST.

We'll be sharing stories about your awesomeness, as well as discussing plans for a conversation session about Fund Development for your space.

The meeting agenda draft is located here:

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2012 Income & Expense Reporting: Friendly Reminder & Help Sessions

Happy New Year Everyone!

2013 has begun, which means it's time for all programs of the School Factory and those fiscally sponsored by us to report on your 2012 income & expenses. Here's all the information you should need to make it as easy as possible:

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Reminder: Monthly Space Federation Call this WEDNESDAY, 12/19/12 at 8:00 pm CST

Join us for the Monthly Space Federation call! We hope everyone can make it for this fiscal year-end discussion.

Tomorrow, James will be adding information here about how to join the discussion, and I am in the process of drafting the agenda.

Let us know if there are specific topics you'd like to address.

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