[Blabber] MFTA membership status report

Guan Yang guan at yang.dk
Wed Feb 1 11:34:12 EST 2012


We are almost a registered charity; our registration is pending, I have to mail some more documents to the Attorney General.

Here's our registration record:

http://bartlett.ag.ny.gov/Char_Forms/show_details.jsp?id={6B377359-C8DC-4086-B4E2-E046FC576537} 


On Wednesday, February 1, 2012 at 11:31 , Rendall wrote:

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> As discussed at the meeting last night, I started the process of applying for MFTA (Materials for the Arts) membership. It looks like we actually do meet all of the requirements, which I list below. In particular, note option (c) in #3 - we can be a registered charity in New York. We are, aren't we?
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> I'll update the progress under this subject heading / thread. 
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> I could not find for the life of me find the Mission Statement. We should have that on our website / wiki.
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> If you want to be an official Hack Manhattan contact for the MFTA, please let me know. 
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> Your contact information has been successfully submitted. Read below for the next steps for your application. All documents may be sent via email toinfo at mfta.nyc.gov (mailto:info at mfta.nyc.gov), or via mail to:
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> Materials for the Arts
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> 33-00 Northern Boulevard
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> Arts and Cultural Organizations / Social Service, Health, and Environmental Organizations
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> A signed formal request letter on organization stationery, addressed to Ms. Harriet Taub, Executive Director.
> Your organization's mission statement.
> Proof of nonprofit status as either: (a) a copy of the IRS 501(c)(3) approval letter (b) a conduit organization's 501(c)(3) and letter of agreement or contract stating terms and conditions between conduit and recipient (c) New York State Charities Registration.
> A list of Board of Directors or Trustees.
> A list of funding sources.
> Three different printed program notes, exhibit announcements or other documentation of ongoing cultural activities.*
> Your City Council District number, which can be found here (http://council.nyc.gov/html/members/members.shtml).
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> Once we have reviewed all the documents, we will issue a contract to the address provided which must be filled out, signed, and returned via mail to MFTA.
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> You may update your organization's contact information and mission statement by clicking (http://www.mfta.org/member/company/settings)here (http://www.mfta.org/member/company/settings).
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> You may add additional employees and contacts by clicking here. (http://www.mfta.org/member/company/employee/list)
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> *Please note that MFTA cannot support start-up organizations. You must have proof of ongoing art activity, not plans for future art activity. If you do not send in the above documents within 90 days, your application will be deleted from our system.
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> Government Agencies
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> A signed formal request letter on organization stationery, addressed to Ms. Harriet Taub, Executive Director.
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> Once we have reviewed the document, we will issue a contract to the address provided which must be filled out, signed, and returned via mail to MFTA.
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> NYC Department of Education Schools
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> Once we have reviewed your information, we will issue a contract to the address provided which must be filled out, signed, and returned via mail to MFTA by the principal of the school.
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> If you have any questions or concerns, please call us at 718-729-3001.
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