Monday, July 16, 2012

Tax Deductible Donations Now Up and Running

So for those of you out there who want to help out with the PlaGMaDA archive, it's now easy and streamlined.  Monetary donations can be made via credit card at this link

Fractured Atlas is now the fiscal sponsor for the archive, all donations are tax deductible. 

Monies donated to the archive will help us do amazing things like:

-purchase historically important documents
-acquire a faster, better scanner
-arrange exhibitions of the holdings in art galleries and schools
-help offset the costs of presentations at educational institutions and conferences

I've also officially changed the email address of the archive to collections at 


tim h


grodog said...

Good news, Tim.

Just curious, but would donations of manuscripts/materials count as deductions if they're valuable?


tim h said...

The simple answer is "no". I think the complicated answer is "no" as well.

Even if I could accept "in kind" donations for tax credit, which I can't, there is a difficult in assigning value to the materials. If you are the creator of the documents, you can only deduct the value of the physical materials that go into the making of the documents. If you are donating materials that you didn't personally create, you'd have to prove their financial value.

But the point is moot, as the archive cannot give tax deduction receipts for non-cash gifts. If you want to press the matter you should talk to an accountant.

-tim h

Progressive Mexican said...

Hello, Tim!
I have a pretty large collection of game materials that I've created over the course of 20 years of being a GM. Some of the material is considered "classic" among my friends. I'd be willing to donate these materials, but I can't seem to find any contact info for you.

All in all there are probably around 60 pages worth of materials, mostly maps. I can also include print-outs of digitally created maps, too, if you're interested.


tim h said...

The admittedly unclear donation page is here:

The email is to discuss contributing materials to the archive. There's an especial push right now for home brew material that resembles published modules in the spirit of The Habitition of the Stone Giant Lord:

Look forward to hearing from you!