[hackerspaces] Finding Donors

Ron Bean makerspace at rbean.users.panix.com
Thu Nov 24 00:26:11 CET 2011

>You need to spend a
>certain percentage of your income on "programs" to stay cool with the IRS,
>but I'm pretty sure purchase of a lathe would count whereas toilet paper
>might not. When the space itself is educational, even your rent may count.
For the foreseeable future, 100% of our income will go toward the rent.
Members pay for everything else.

>Also consider that
>any large donors could essentially pay for an instructor or classes
It's not just the money-- we'd also have to cook up a curriculum, which
we're not equipped to do right now. If we could borrow the curriculum
from somewhere else, that would help a lot.

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