This ledger reflects the financial status of creating and maintaining a
new home for
the digest. Excess will be retained for repair/upgrade requirements and
expenses (such things as domain name creation/maintenance, etc.). This
ledger shall be
maintained as a public record.
Brew Digest, Inc. Health Assessment: Critical
Current funds run out in August 2014
501(c)3 status reinstated. Donations and gifts to the HBD are tax-deductible to the full extent allowable under the law.
Remaining To Expend
The 2014 HBD, Inc. budget is based on 2013 outlays, less any multi-year expenditures
made in that budget year, less any discontinued services, plus any price increases we're subject to, plus any
special expenditures known and planned in time for the 2014 budget setting process (none this year).
To be considered financially green and healthy, the HBD must have one year's expenses in the bank.
Currently, the HBD has expected expenses for about 2 months covered. As of this date, a
healthy HBD, Inc. requires an additional $2,334.16 to cover expected expenses just to the end ot this year.
This includes the outlay for the renewal of HBD, Inc.'s PO Box, and one year State of Michigan LARA update.
Where possible, we buy services at a discount by committing to multi-year contracts as
well. Our contract with our ISP has expired, and we
are now month to month. Should they offer a significant savings for a multi-year contract renewal, we
may pursue this as well.
Currently, there are no plans to move the HBD to a "hosted server" arrangement because our network
configuration and hosted services make doing so fiscally unsound; however, this is continually reviewed as
changes in hosting landscape/pricing structures unfold and as the HBD sheds services. *Includes unforeseen items not planned into the annual budget:
- Difference between 1 year and 2 year contract for domain names ($95.77); Comcast price
increase ($15/month*6 months=$90)
2015 Projected Budget: $3,145.00
Note: Entries are made online and "on the fly".
The ledger is occasionally pulled into Excel, sloppy math errors are
corrected, and the page is put back online. This was last performed on
All donations to the Home Brew Digest are appreciated and used to cover
its operating expenses - predominantly connectivity, the maintenance of the server
equipment and the associated domain names. The HBD is a legally registered not-for-profit corporation in
Michigan, and has its own bank account.
Checks can be made
payable to "Home Brew Digest, Inc." or, simply, "HBD", if that is preferred for
your bookkeeping; however, Home Brew Digest, Inc. is recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)3 public charity, making your donation deductible on your income taxes to the full extent allowable by law - however, in order to be deducted from your
taxes you must make the check payable to Home Brew Digest,
Inc. as the IRS will not recognize "HBD" (however, we are maintaining records of donors to assist where necessary).
Donations can be
mailed to (NOTE NEW ADDRESS):
HBD Server Fund
PO Box 871054
Canton, MI 48187-6054
It is still advisable that, if you wish to have "HBD Server Fund" on the
check, please ensure it is only in the Memo field. Leave the payee as Home Brew Digest, Inc. or HBD.
Donations to the HBD Server Fund can also be made by credit card via the
following link. Once at the PayPal site, you can donate any amount from $5
upward, in increments of $5 to email@example.com. Please note that the HBD loses $0.30 plus
2.2% off of the total of each donation. If you wish to donate more than
$5, please change the "quantity" field to reflect the multiple of $5 US
you wish to donate, rather than make several separate donations of $5.
Thanks! Here's the link:
Please NOTE: If you have a Paypal account, you can save the HBD some donation money when you make yours!
Here's how: log in, select "Send Money", select the
"Personal" tab, and then select the "Gift" radio button. The address to send to is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Doing this saves the HBD the Paypal fees noted above. Thanks!