[hackerspaces] 501c3 and hackerspaces in the US

Buddy Smith buddy.smith at ieee.org
Thu Jul 5 23:52:46 CEST 2012

On Thu, Jul 5, 2012 at 5:38 PM, Far McKon <farmckon at gmail.com> wrote:
> Another options is 501(c)7 status.   I've worked with several community
> and a shared-equipment group that went 501(c)7 It's the classification
> of an elks-club, or Rotary club, or other 'social club'.

Hi Far,

501c7 is one of the things that's being discussed. It's hard to
determine the difference, and at what point a hackerspace moves from a
501c3 / charity and into a social club. I'm sure the lines are quite
blurry. I'm hoping to clear some of that up.

Thanks for the suggestion.


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