[Noisebridge-board] IRS 501(c)(3)application sent in!

Rachel McConnell rachel at xtreme.com
Fri Jan 30 01:18:43 UTC 2009

Fantastic!  Tell the list, maybe we could have a 
celebratory/fund-raising Event of some kind?


Jacob Appelbaum wrote:
> Mitch Altman wrote:
>> I was at Carol Gee's yesterday to sign all the forms, and they are
>> now sent off to the IRS.
>> Here's what we can now expect: Carol says that after about 3 or 4
>> months we should be approved as "provisional".  We then have 5 years
>> to prove ourselves as a public benefit, including getting a certain
>> percentage of funds donated from outside the organization (with the
>> donations coming from lots of individuals or businesses, and not just
>> some big donors).
>> It is possible that the IRS will have some questions for us that we
>> will need to answer within the 3 or 4 months.  It is also possible
>> that whoever examins our application hates the word "hacker" (or
>> something), and that will make it more difficult for us.  But Carol
>> sez that this isn't likely.
> Awesome news Mitch! I think in five years, we'll be able to do prove
> that we're a public benefit. Probably much sooner!
> Best,
> Jake
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