A Merry May to you!
Wait, what's this? A letter from the IRS?
Could it be...a mere 9 weeks after submission:
The Effing Foundation for Sex-Positivity has been classified as a 501(c)(3) public charity!
My reaction to this news: Laughing hysterically at the thought that, in a few years, we will probably fund ethically-produced, feminist porn from tax-deductible donations. Can I even? No, friends, I cannot even. Not even a little.
Once again, I'd like to offer mountains of thanks to our tax attorney Jon, whose optimism and spot-on advice made the process go so quickly and smoothly. Thanks also to our Board members -- Emma, Julia, and Michael -- who were up for last-minute meetings to make this happen and who have provided constant, enthusiastic support.
What's next? Well, besides even more forms (yay?), this next month we'll start the process of moving our finances and budget into Real Accounting Software with the help of our new accountant, Heidi (welcome and thank you, Heidi!). I'm also trying to assemble our Advisory Council and identify candidates for our first couple of test grants.
In any case, this news definitely calls for a party. Fortunately, we already have one scheduled! We'll be celebrating teasecraft's fifth birthday and the Effing Foundation's new 501(c)(3) status on May 19 at Artisan's Asylum in Somerville! More information & RSVPs via FetLife (login required) and Facebook (no login required).
Thank you to all of you for believing in this Effing dream with me. We're going to make a lot of sex-positive art and education happen, one step at a time.
~Kit Stubbs, Ph.D.
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