From: "Peter-Paul Koch" | About the finances: would it be at all possible to open an Evolt bank | account and post the account number on the site? I don't have a credit card | (though I'll get one soon) so I can't donate. If I'd get an account number I | could simply tell my bank to send some money there. Oh, it's a desired status. However, that means that we have to file for non-profit something ... and that's expensive. It's somewhat of a catch 22 you won't get the donations if you don't have a bank account --> you won't get a bank account if you don't have the non-profit status (or any status, it's some kind of an tax thing) --> you can't get the non-profit status in the US if you don't have any money --> you don't get the money if you can't accept donations --> you won't get the donations if you don't have the bank account ... and on the circle goes. However, I've been looking into establishing the organisation in Iceland, I don't think it's that expensive and I think we would be tax-free, but I'm having a hard time getting any answers to be on the safe side. We could create a bank account here, we have this feature: Business ID for foreign organisations, used for the bank account creation thing  ... but that means we need to be an established organisation in any country ... and if we do that, we basically can get a bank account in any country. | But the US system of banking is quite different from what I'm used to, so | maybe there are some problems I'm overlooking. which is why I think we should be some sort of an International organisation, with bank accounts both in US and Europe. On yet another note: you are supposed to be able to send checks via paypal, but maybe you have to have US bank account for that, again, something I haven't put the time into examining deeply. later elfur  Iceland is trying to establish a tax haven here, alluring foreign geld, but I don't think we're feasible enough.