As mentioned by Brandon in this post
. GiveMN is hosting a fundraising event on the 16th of November.
GiveMN and Springboard for the Arts are currently our partners for getting TC Maker tax-deductible donations. as far as I understand things
Each hour on the 16th a random donor will be chosen and have an additional $1,000 added to their donation. At the end of the day a random donation is also selected for a $10,000 bonus.
So, have there been any awesome brainstorming (or better yet, action) sessions on capitalizing on this awesome opportunity? I've been absent from the space for a solid two weeks now so I don't know if it has come up. Do we have any plans to promote this day in particular?
More info here -> http://givemn.razoo.com/p/gtmd
I know that donating for the sake of a deduction is a bad idea and that most members would probably just be more comfortable with donating directly to TC Maker and not giving up the processing fees. I'm going to take advantage of the day to donate something and take advantage of my employers small charitable donation matching program. Something that I can't currently do directly with TC Maker. Sure doing it on this day in particular only gets me a <1% chance of getting a bonus from GiveMN but it's still nice to promote specific events. Otherwise folks will just be like, yea, I'll do that tomorrow and before you know it the year has ended.
So, talk with your friends, family, neighbors, etc. Talk up the values of TC Maker and the hackerspace culture and see if they don't feel like giving a few bucks as a donation. We can't get everybody to be a member but there are surely some folks out there who think we're on to something good and might want to help out.