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Bradley Kuhn (bkuhn) - 11 years ago 2010-11-10 14:46:44
bkuhn@ebb.org
Grammar fixes and related typos discovered by Loïc Dachary. Thanks!
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{% extends "base_members.html" %}
 
{% block subtitle %}Member Project Services - {% endblock %}
 
{% block submenuselection %}Applying{% endblock %}
 
{% block content %}
 

	
 
<h1>How To Apply to Become a Member Project</h1>
 
<h1> Applying to Join Conservancy as a Member Project</h1>
 

	
 
<p>New applications for project membership with Conservancy are considered
 
  twice a year.  The deadlines for submission of application materials are
 
  1 February and 1 September each year.</p>
 

	
 
<p>The application process is somewhat informal.  New applicants should
 
  write
 
  to <a href="mailto:apply@sfconservancy.org">&lt;apply@sfconservancy.org&gt;</a>
 
  with a very brief description of their project and a URL to their
 
  project's website.  We'll send back initial questions if we have any,
 
  and after that, we'll send the full application materials.  Applications
 
  should be submitted in plain ASCII text via email.</p>
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<p>How leaders are chosen for projects varies greatly from project to
 
  project.  Our goal is to do our best to embody the &ldquo;natural&rdquo;
 
  leadership structure that evolved in your project into the formal
 
  agreement with Conservancy.  As part of the agreement drafting, we work
 
  carefully with you to understand your project's governance and write up
 
  formally with you the decision-making process you use. Most project
 
  contributors find this process of formalizing the leadership structure
 
  helps them clarify in their own minds the governance of their project,
 
  even though the process can be difficult.  Since it can be a complicated
 
  process, we suggest that you prepare your project community for this
 
  discussion once your project is accepted.</p>
 

	
 
<h2>How much does will it cost us financially to join Conservancy?</h2>
 
<h2>How much does it cost us financially to join Conservancy?</h2>
 

	
 
<p>After your application is approved, as part of the negotiation of the
 
  formal agreement, we'll discuss this issue.  Typically, we ask that
 
  member projects voluntarily choose to donate some percentage of their
 
  donations received to support Conservancy's general operations servicing
 
  all its member projects (including yours).  We do understand that,
 
  particularly for small projects that only receive a few small donations,
 
  that donating a percentage of your income back to Conservancy can be a
 
  high burden.  Therefore, this is not a mandatory requirement.  We thus
 
  suggest that you be prepared to discuss this issue with us in detail
 
  after your application is approved.</p>
 

	
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   donors can often deduct the donation on their USA taxes.  Additionally,
 
   the donors can indicate that their donation should be used to advance a
 
   specific member project, and those funds are kept in a separate account
 
   for the member project by Conservancy.  This structure prevents
 
   developers from having to commingle project funds with their own
 
   personal accounts or having to set up their own project specific
 
   account.</p>
 

	
 
   <p>Since the Conservancy is a tax-exempt organization, there are some
 
   limits that the law places on what member projects can do with their
 
   assets, but those limits are the same as if the project was an
 
   independent non-profit entity.  Usually, the project leadership
 
   instructs Conservancy's leadership how spend the funds for the project
 
   and Conservancy sends these funds on the project's behalf in any way
 
   that is appropriate activity under Conservancy's 501(c)(3)
 
   instructs Conservancy's leadership on how the project's funds are spent.
 
   Conservancy spends these funds on the project's behalf on any expenses
 
   that constitute appropriate activity under Conservancy's 501(c)(3)
 
   not-for-profit mission.  Some typical uses of earmarked donations by
 
   Conservancy's member projects are:
 
<ul>
 
<li>funding travel expenses for project developers to attend relevant
 
  conferences.</li> 
 

	
 
<li>domain name fees, bandwidth costs, and computer equipment
 
  purchases.</li>
 

	
 
<li>purchasing media for distribution of project software at conferences
 
  and events.</li>
 

	
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