[hackerspaces] AGMs?

Chris Agocs chris at agocs.org
Sun Feb 1 19:20:17 CET 2015

Hi Shirley,
We're in the middle of 501(c)3 non-profit filing right now. So far, it's
been a reasonably painless process. Fill out form 1023-EZ on line, pay a
$400 application fee, and wait for a response. Our application was selected
for additional review, so we had to submit a few more pieces of
information. The IRS agent we worked with was super helpful, and his
questions were very clear.

Feel free to contact me off-list if you have any more questions.

Chris Agocs
South Side Hackerspace: Chicago

On Sun Feb 01 2015 at 9:29:59 AM Shirley Hicks <shirley at velochicdesign.com>

> Good morning everyone,
> Our Birmingham makerspace is approaching another milestone, the planning
> and running of our first annual general meeting (AGM).
> I've done AGMs before, but not in the United States (where we are).
> The ones I've attended/helped run/organized included:
> A financial report for the past year
> -- a vote of acceptance required by voting membership.
> The current year budget
> -- a vote of approval required by the voting membership, with comments or
> required adjustments logged in the minutes.
> Presentation & discussion of the current financial & long term plans
> Any other important matters of business
> Any required board position votes (we've structured ourselves to have two
> board votes/year, with half the board members changing at any one vote, and
> a maximum of three years of service in any one position, so as to ensure
> churn).
> Does your hackerspace or makerspace do an AGM?
> And what are the things you ensure that you cover?
> Lastly - any pointers to model documents for US non-profit requirements?
> The non-profit guide that we've been using doesn't have sample documents
> for this.
> Thanks!
> Shirley Hicks
> Red Mountain Makers Secretary
> Birmingham, AL.
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