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This page is to serve as a collector for all 501(c)3-related stuff. Resources, filings, correspondence, guidelines for members, etc.


When putting together our application, Ed looked at other hackerspaces' successful applications, and a few books. Please add links to those things!

Also, if the filing documents themselves are online, please link to them. Or upload them to this wiki and link them from this page.


Apparently the IRS lost our paperwork, but found it again, and we have some confirmation sorta. A copy of the original letter, and our entry on are still in the works.


Dues are not a donation. You receive something of value in return for them.

The Treasurer can issue tax receipts for nontrivial donations. (i.e. if you drop a buck in the donation jar, we're not gonna do paperwork on it.) The info needed is: Donor's name Donor's address Amount of donation Date of donation Type of currency (cash, check, Amazon, etc).

Open question: Say someone sends us $100 through Amazon. Do we issue a receipt for the $100 they gave, or for the after-fees amount that we actually receive?

Open question: If other members of the board/officers can write receipts, where do we find the forms and by what mechanism do we report those to the treasurer?