Agenda Items/Finances Options

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New Finances Options

These are options up for debate to try to provide ways for people to help the Hackerspace financially. These are geared to allow a lower threshold for people to give to the Hackerspace. Please email ops@atxhs.org or treasurer@atxhs.org if you would like to add other suggestions to this list.

Initial proposal email here

  • Fundraising by selling things
    • Geared towards outside donors
    • Can plan events that incorporate these things
    • Can plan specific fundraising events
    • Sell various trinkets made by and at the Hackerspace
      • Blinkenbats, laser engraved items like a thumb drive, CNC'd coins, etc...
    • Sell a right to something
      • Add name to a Supporter's List for 1 year.
    • Sell pre-paid vouchers for classes
    • Selling something is easier tax-wise, than a pure cash donation
  • Create C2 shares
    • Geared towards member donors
    • More tax paperwork involved
    • Lower investment threshold could be set
  • Create an entirely new Share class (Class D)
    • See thread here for more information. This will be taken up as a proposed OA amendment.
    • Geared towards member donors
    • More tax paperwork involved
    • Lower investment threshold could be set
    • Lower interest returns could be set
      • Perhaps even no interest
      • This part could work in conjunction with the inactive voters debate
    • Perhaps set it so once a person's total Class D shares reach $1000, it could be converted to a C share and transferred to it
      • Then interest could start accruing just as any C share would