Thread for discussing and consenting on fiscal sponsorship proposals.
Poll Created Fri 23 Nov 2018 1:38AM
Musick Creek Wildlands: A forest workshop for art, science & community Closed Fri 7 Dec 2018 1:03AM
via Joel Pomerantz on 14 Nov 2018:
For the Omni Commons delegates.
We're an arts and forest stewardship center arranging to purchase a specific property in the Sierra. We are explicitly non-hierarchical and egalitarian. We will establish the land as a public resource in perpetuity, continuing our acoustic music gatherings and other cultural and educational events there. We already incorporated (thanks to help from Laura Turiano and Jesse Palmer!) but haven’t finished the application process yet for tax exempt status. One donor says they want to give us $5k this and $5k next year but it turns out it’s through a “donor advised fund” which means we can’t be ready in time to accept the $5k this year. Unless, that is, we have fiscal sponsorship from a group that already has 501(c)3 with a compatible mission, such as Omni. We just need fiscal sponsoring for a one-timer. We request that you support our work by making us a project of Omni to take advantage of this specific donation offer. We also hope for opportunities to collaborate in the future on cultural projects and connection with the land! But this request pertains only to the one current donor bind we are in. Would you support us on this? Our organization is officially called Musick Creek Confluence.
This project link provides the curious with much more depth about our project. [Link: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/ok2xkhoj6q66ckw/AABoWi5R0T8_T6_lVGkdkGL3a?dl=0 ]
Thank you for your consideration!
PS: Interestingly, the Awesome Foundation, of which I am a member, helped fund the purchase of the building at Omni Commons! I say that only as a token community alignment, but it is not particularly relevant to the above request, being a different organization altogether.
|Results||Option||% of points||Voters|
||Agree||83.3%||5||LH KL MAT|
6 of 14 people have voted (42%)
Fri 23 Nov 2018 1:46AM
This is a small $5,000 grant which should be easy to handle, to help out a fomenting project to build an aligned wilderness eco-space for learning and creating in community.
Fri 23 Nov 2018 2:47AM
I don't see any social justice component of their work and from the video they have on YouTube it might be all white people. I might be wrong tho, just basing it on what I read and found online.
Poll Created Sat 18 May 2019 9:21PM
Reassigning Authorized Check-Signers for Liberated Lens Collective Closed Fri 7 Jun 2019 4:02AM
Since Liz is no longer an active member of Liberated Lens and was previously the main bank account holder, LibLens has decided to shift that responsibility to Dennis and myself. We are working to open a new bank account for Liberated Lens at Self-Help Federal Credit Union, but need a full Board resolution in order to do so.
Up for formal consensus at the next Delegate's Meeting on June 6th:
- RESOLVED, that the Corporation seeks to change the authorized check-signers of the project known as Liberated Lens Collective (the “Project”). The Committee is authorized to solicit, raise and accept funds for the Project. Funds raised by the Committee shall be deposited to a bank account controlled by the Corporation opened at the following bank: Self-Help Federal Credit Union and with the following name "Liberated Lens Collective, a Project of Omni Commons" (the "Bank Account") and shall be used exclusively for purposes designated by the Committee and/or pursuant to the existing fiscal sponsorship resolution. Checks against said account shall be signed by Dennis Terry and Jennifer Ryan. The authorized check-signers may be changed by the Corporation.
|Results||Option||% of points||Voters|
|Undecided||0%||14||BR J LH MAT|
5 of 19 people have voted (26%)