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  • Miami Beach, FL
  • http://www.fictionalley.org

This organization has not appeared on the IRS Business Master File in a number of months. It may have merged with another organization or ceased operations.


This organization's exempt status was automatically revoked by the IRS for failure to file a Form 990, 990-EZ, 990-N, or 990-PF for 3 consecutive years. Further investigation and due diligence are warranted.

Mission Statement

FictionAlley was founded in the summer of 2001 by a dozen Harry Potter fans - mostly fanfic writers and artists. FictionAlley was created to archive all Harry Potter fanfic, regardless of the SHIP, as long as the story met a reasonable standard for grammar and spelling, and did not merit an "adults only" rating. All of the founding mods desired a community in which no person would be unreasonably censored or senselessly banned - a place where people could state their ideas and engage in spirited and thought-provoking debates, discussions, and analysis.
Our message boards provide a forum for writers or all ages to interact with other writers, as well as readers, to grow and develop their creative talents, as well as the mechanics of writing. Specific forums for artists and teachers augment their exchanges as well. 
FictionAlley exists because of a shared love for the Harry Potter series of books and the world created by J.K. Rowling. Its purpose is to provide authors, artists and other creative fandomers with a place to share their creativity, exchange thoughts and insights with others and grow and develop their ability to express themselves.

Main Programs

  1. Server Fees
  2. Creativity Is Magic Grants
  3. Writing Workshops
Service Areas

Self-reported

International

While our site is hosted in the US, our volunteer staff, the writers and artists who are hosted on FictionAlley and those who edit our Wiki and post to the forums come from around the world.

ruling year

2004

Principal Officer since 2002

Self-reported

Ms heidi tandy

Keywords

Self-reported

harry potter, education, literature, reading, fan communities, creative writing, youth creativity

Also Known As

FICTIONALLEY

EIN

04-3734523

 Number

6128245203

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Single Organization Support (B11)

Other Art, Culture, Humanities Organizations/Services N.E.C. (A99)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Programs + Results

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Programs

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Program 1

Server Fees

Our major focus is in keeping the site online. Our server fees are, at present, $200 per month; we have looked at less expensive options, but at present we haven't found anything, although we continue to look, and would appreciate recommendations!

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Adults

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

Budget

$2,400.00

Program 2

Creativity Is Magic Grants

Large-scale creative projects require a different type of framework than our forums and site have traditionally hosted. A fan-film, for example, needs a writer, producers, a director, actors, costumers, set developers and more. A stage musical has its own set of needs, including musicians and rehearsal capabilities.
FictionAlley was a sponsor of The Final Battle, a fan-written and fan-performed musical that had its debut at Infinitus, a Harry Potter fancon in July of 2010. We hope to assist in and be a sponsor of other productions by creative fandomers in the future.

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities

Population(s) Served

Adults

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

Budget

$5,000.00

Program 3

Writing Workshops

From 2003 - 2006, FictionAlley sponsored writing workshops at two high schools. We provided support for the schools' teens to improve their creative writing, and a showcase for them to host their stories in our fanfiction and our original fiction sections. We hope to re-start this project in 2011.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

Budget

Service Areas

Self-reported

International

While our site is hosted in the US, our volunteer staff, the writers and artists who are hosted on FictionAlley and those who edit our Wiki and post to the forums come from around the world.

Funding Needs

Server Fees. The company that had graciously and wonderfully hosted FictionAlley for years, allowing us to be mostly ad-free and enabling us to focus our fundraising efforts on projects like the Katie O'Brien Memorial Scholarship, has been purchased by a larger company, and while they are able to give us a discount on hosting fees, we've gone from paying nothing to paying about two hundred dollars a month. The staff of FictionAlley has been able to underwrite this for the last few months, but we can't continue doing so indefinitely. We hope to stockpile $5000 towards server fees by the spring of 2011, which will enable the site to stay online at least until the fall of 2012.

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Principal Officer

Ms heidi tandy

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Sara Goetz

No Affiliation

Term: Oct 2010 - Sept 2012

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