[Noisebridge-discuss] Hologlyphic-Movie/Noisbridge grant funding re-application

Rachel Lyra Hospodar rachel at mediumreality.com
Fri Nov 25 07:51:53 UTC 2011

As far as the non-fiscal stuff goes, it all sounds fine.  I am still not
clear on the structure of your money stuff.  If money needs to be
granted/disbursed *by* noisebridge, at all, then we need to craft an
agreement.  If you are using part of the grant money to pay noisebridge
dues or make compensatory donations *to* NB, via another financial
entity, then that isn't necessary.


On 11/23/2011 3:15 PM, Walter Funk wrote:
> Hi,
>    I looked at the Noisetor Wiki, thanks.
>   There is a fiscal sponsor for this project, an umbrella group,who will
> handle the finances such as taxes, also reporting to the grant-maker if
> funding is approved.
>   They are very experienced, working with non-profits and artists if
> part of their mission.
> http://artsandmedia.net/programs-2
>   Would it help to Noisebridge to have them do all that? They can also
> help with agreements, etc.
>    Seems like more focus on making cool 3D stuff.
> ~Walter
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> *From:* rachel lyra hospodar <rachel at mediumreality.com>
> *To:* Rubin Abdi <rubin at starset.net>
> *Cc:* Walter Funk <marybraindoe at yahoo.com>;
> "noisebridge-discuss at lists.noisebridge.net"
> <noisebridge-discuss at lists.noisebridge.net>
> *Sent:* Wednesday, November 23, 2011 2:47 PM
> *Subject:* Re: [Noisebridge-discuss] Hologlyphic-Movie/Noisbridge grant
> funding re-application
> This is a fiscal sponsorship to the tune of $30k...that is a significant
> financial relationship you are proposing.
> It's a good thing we have started developing a framework for this, from
> Noisetor.  We made Noisetor creators jump through a bunch of hoops to
> make sure that we have a sound agreement regarding the financial
> obligations incurred in such a relationship.
> I think it's pretty important to hammer out that kind of agreement.
> If the tone of the discussion next week is good, it probably could be
> done in parallel with your letter of intent, as long as you are under
> the understanding that the sponsorship may not be approved if consensus
> is not reached.
> Please check out the noisetor wiki page if you need a starting point for
> what kind of agreement i am talking about.  Even trusted longstanding
> members of the community can become a little lax in fulfilling their
> obligations, and for everyone's peace of mind it's important to spell
> out what those obligations are ahead of time.
> R.
> On 11/23/2011 2:30 PM, Rubin Abdi wrote:
>> Hi Walter.
>> Last night at the meeting you wanted to talk about your project and this
>> letter of intent to be indorsed by Noisebridge. You were asked to hold
>> off talking about it till a more appropriate time in the meeting.
>> It seems as though it wasn't clear to Jim or Shannon or anyone else at
>> the meeting that you actually wanted to bring this action up as a
>> discussion item, to be consented on at our next meeting (Nov 29th). If
>> you remember we spoke about this after the meeting was over, and that
>> generally through miscommunication we never brought it up formally as a
>> discussion item. Since you have a due date to work worth, you wanted to
>> know if there was any way to bring this item up for consensus on the
>> 29th without having it actually getting discussed at the meeting that
>> just passed.
>> My advice to you was to bring up this mishap on the discussion list and
>> see if anyone would object to you pushing for consensus next week by
>> holding discussion for the item on the mailing list, in addition to the
>> actually item you want to achieve consensus on. However I don't see text
>> from your previous email regarding any of that, nor are you even asking
>> for consensus.
>> Did I miss something? When we were chatting?
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