[hackerspaces] Discuss Digest, Vol 76, Issue 5

Enabrin Tain enabrintain at yahoo.com
Mon Dec 8 21:44:34 CET 2014

We sometimes do a $5, all you can eat food event on our public nights. Its targeted to members, in that our open nights start officially after dinnertime and the Tuesday Night Feast starts earlier than that, but its basically a "feed people until the food runs out" thing. We usually make around $30 or $40 and it goes into the Facilities fund. The Facilities committee uses that money to buy toilet paper, lightbulbs, paper towels, and do improvement projects like running new lights and fixing doors. Also it helps to foster a good relationship with our landlord.
But I agree, I wouldn't suggest it as an alternative for a stable income stream.  Phil Showers
My Projects

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Date: Sun, 7 Dec 2014 18:11:28 -0600
From: "Randall Arnold" <randall.arnold at texrat.net>
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Subject: Re: [hackerspaces] How to make money to sustain a hackerspace
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Here are some I?ve seen used and some that just make sense:

*    silent auctions (typically held in conjunction with meetups and/or other fundraisers)
*    donation jar at retail and other supporting establishments
*    community events (bowlathons, et al)
*    dinner nights (example: one local restaurant near me provides 15% of night's take when you hold a dinner gathering)
*    swag sales (Etsy, Cafepress, Zazzle, et al)
*    ?garage? sales
*    Sponsors
*    Grants (in the US there are a LOT of federal, state and corporate grant opportunities)
*    One-time corporate donations (provide a community service, get free money from interested companies)
*    Partnerships (quid pro quo activities)
*    Amazon Smile (Amazon contributes money to your nonprofit with each purchase when you register and people use http://smile.amazon.com for purchase url
*    various best practices: http://www.bing.com/search?q=nonprofit+fundraising <http://www.bing.com/search?q=nonprofit+fundraising&qs=n&form=QBLH&pq=nonprofit+fundraising&sc=8-16&sp=-1&sk=&cvid=81bf0599e6d24ab18850dfcf5a5a3553> &qs=n&form=QBLH&pq=nonprofit+fundraising&sc=8-16&sp=-1&sk=&cvid=81bf0599e6d24ab18850dfcf5a5a3553


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