We have reached our donation goals for 2013-2014!
A new donation campaign will start soon!
We love what we do and would not accept any payment for it. Unfortunately, not everyone accepts our motivation as payment. Sometimes BeWelcome needs the help of other partners like banks, our insurance company, server host or domain registrars.
That is why we make an annual budget so that we know how much we will spend on every subject, such as technical expenses, administrative costs or promotional activities.
We might run different donation campaigns (approved at the yearly General Assembly) to fund specific projects. This could include promoting BW during local events. We always try to make sure that this promotion will be based on the grassroots principal and will not be a commercial activity.
Receiving donations is not about making profit, it's about paying the bills. Yet donating is only one way to support the project. You can also help us by spreading the word, volunteering, and welcoming travellers in your home.
Your donation goes to BeVolunteer, a registrated non-profit organisation based in France. This means that, in France, you can get up to 60 per cent of tax refund on the amount of your donation. A tax refund is also possible in other EU member states - please contact your local fiscal authority to find out if this applies to your country too. Outside of the European Union a tax refund for donations to BeVolunteer is, unfortunately, not possible at the moment.
For a donation receipt, please send a message to our treasurer.
We believe in transparency. Our accounts are published once a year to be checked and agreed on by the General Assembly of BeVolunteer. During the year the Board of Directors - and the treasurer as the responsible delegate - take care of financial matters and are also your contact persons for related questions.
If you're interested you can read our latest financial report, or look at the prospects for the next period. You can find more information about BeVolunteer's finances and accounts in the wiki library.