Re: Cash gifts to community?
From: Ann Zabaldo (
Date: Tue, 29 Dec 2020 10:22:59 -0800 (PST)
Hello everyone — Happy New Year to all —

Just a little request that people remember to include your community in your 

Diana, I don’t know where you are from but I would sure like to know!  :-)

Putting your community’s name in your signature block would be very helpful.  I 
know some folks use the Subject line or the 1st line of their post.  Signature 
block would be more  uniform but it’s helpful wherever you put it.


Best --

Ann Zabaldo
Takoma Village Cohousing
Washington, DC
Member, Board of Directors
Mid Atlantic Cohousing
Principal, Cohousing Collaborative, LLC
Falls Church, VA

One minute you’re young and fun.  And the next, you’re turning down the stereo 
in your car to see better.

NOTE: I am switching back to: zabaldo [at]  Many apologies!  

> On Dec 29, 2020, at 1:11 PM, Diana Carroll <dianaecarroll [at]> 
> wrote:
> Are you looking for technical accounting advice or policy advice? From a
> technical perspective, it depends on how you have your books set up. If I
> were implementing this, I would create two long term liability accounts
> (with appropriate names like "restricted use fund" and "unrestricted use
> fund". When depositing the checks, assign to the appropriate liability
> account. (This is how we have our reserve funds set up.)
> Can't offer anything with regard to how to policies.
> Diana
> On Tue, Dec 29, 2020 at 12:17 PM Lyn Deardorff <lynpeachtree [at]>
> wrote:
>> Hello all,
>> Wondering how you all have handled accounting and guidelines for using
>> cash gifts to the community.  We have received two significant ones in the
>> last two years - one restricted and one unrestricted.  We would like to
>> establish guidelines for use for this one and future unrestricted gifts.
>> Isn't this a nice problem to have?  Please send any suggestions, past or
>> best practices you have.
>> Thanks!  And Happy New Year!
>> Lyn Deardorff
>> Sand River Co-Housing
>> Santa Fe, New Mexico
>> lynpeachtree [at]
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