[hackerspaces] AGMs?

matt matt at nycresistor.com
Sun Feb 1 19:22:08 CET 2015

we do not do an agm and find the level of complexity most folks bring to
running a hackerspace to be absurd.

On Sun, Feb 1, 2015 at 1:20 PM, Chris Agocs <chris at agocs.org> wrote:

> 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>
> wrote:
>> 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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