[Theforum] [survey] donations

Martin martin at members.evolt.org
Tue Dec 18 12:49:23 CST 2001

On Tuesday, December 18, 2001, at 06:23  pm, Erika Meyer wrote:

> I for one would be very hesitant about donating cash to an org as loose 
> as Evolt:
> - we don't have a budget (that I know of)
> - we're not 501c3  (are we?)
> - we don't follow our own bylaws
> - do we even have a bank account?

We have absolutely no way of demonstrating that we do
spend donations the way we say we do.

If we tried to register as 501c3 we'd get laughed out.

Here's the deal: the government allows us a certain amount
of public money (via tax rebates), and in return demands
guarantees that what the public money is going to is above

These generally are:
* A constitution the government accepts as being charitable
* Financial transparency, which means accounts, audit and
    clarity of what the org owns.
* Clear demonstration that the above are being followed.

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