Annual Fundraiserfrom Sabrina
colin at springsandstruts.com
Fri Aug 19 18:19:07 UTC 2011
Um, wtf? Why did utebachmeier at gmail.com echo an email Evan sent weeks ago?
On Aug 18, 2011, at 12:47 PM, Sabrina Friedman wrote:
>> On Jul 28, 2011, at 6:06 AM, Mike Houben <mail at crazyhstudio.net> wrote:
>>> Greetings everyone,
>>> we just talked on the IRC to initiate a Fundraiser like Wikipedia does. So we can move some of our biggest missings Features a bit forward and help out the Rest.
> A concrete plan of what to do with funds, as mentioned by others, is
> what's needed. If we found that such a plan called for money we don't
> have, a fundraiser would be a great next step.
> As it is, our problem is largely organizational, since we have
> talented people show up but find that there skills aren't effectively
> utilized. As Adium's often-absent 'lead developer' that's my fault.
> I welcome the efforts of anyone who would do a better job.
> On Jul 28, 2011, at 10:39 AM, Eric Richie wrote:
>> On Thu, Jul 28, 2011 at 11:30 AM, Stephen Holt <stephen.holt at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> How is adium structured, legally?
>>> To my knowledge, Adium is not (officially) any type of organization. Certainly not one that can accept donations directly without a rather significant tax burden (like a 501c3 in the US). Historically, donations have been small and held in trust for Adium by an individual.
>> This would absolutely be an issue. I have no idea what protection we
>> would have under IM Freedom, but yes, this could be problematic.
> IM Freedom is a registered 501(c) organization. Donations directly to
> it (which may be in our name and earmarked for us) carry no tax burden
> for us and are tax-deductible for the donor.
>>> My biggest fear is record keeping and Adium being audited.
>>> My second biggest fear is that an individual will have to accept the donations and be saddled with the tax responsibility. That would suck.
>> For what it's worth, Evan has been paying taxes on our assets. I don't
>> know about the funds that IM Freedom holds for us, but I know for a
>> fact that he's been paying on our donations.
> That is correct. The donate at adiumx.com PayPal address is not
> linked to IM Freedom directly, and those funds are technically income
> in my name. The volume of donations (minimal) and small amount of
> interest earned on the funds held in trust by me for Adium has not
> made it worth dealing with organizing something better.
> Sabrina Friedman
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