budget/finance stuff

March 8, 2018

Shift has always run on a shoestring, largely powered by volunteers, DIY ethos, and entirely funded by donations. Your donations are our only source of income. So, is shift broke? No, but we also don’t usually end the year cash positive and someday our bank account (managed by our 501©3 partner, Umbrella) will run out of money.

As a volunteer-run organization, we feel like it’s best to be transparent about expenditures, so here’s everything shift has spent money on in the past few years.

2018

upcoming expenses:

  • $400 - poster art artist payment
  • $45 - pedalpalooza poster printing

expenses paid for:

$0

donations from the community:

  • annual webhosting and domain registration expenses - $120

2017

expenses paid for:

  • $400: pedalpalooza poster artist payment
  • $203: calendar release party food/drinks

donations from the community:

  • $45: pedalpalooza poster printing
  • $52: pedalpalooza postcard printing
  • $90: pedalpalooza - future of shift bike ride drinks for post-ride brainstorming with participants
  • $135: pedalpalooza sticker printing

2016

expenses paid for: - $400: pedalpalooza poster artist payment - $150: poster printing

** donations from the community:** - $120: webhosting

2015

expenses paid for: - $400: pedalpalooza poster artist payment - $230: Breakfast on the Bridges signage - $150: poster printing

** donations from the community:**

  • $120: webhosting

2014

expenses paid for: - $400: pedalpalooza poster artist payment - $386: pennant making supplies (offset by donations for pennants) - $340: Breakfast on the Bridges signage + artist payment - $150: poster printing

2013

expenses paid for:

  • $400 for pedalpalooza poster artist
  • $200 for pedalpalooza shirts
  • $200 to sponsor the bike smut road trip (pre-show slides brought shift’s message all over the world)
  • $150 for poster printing
  • $81.00 webhosting

donations from the community

  • $40 domain registration