This term 3509.18 € have been contributed so far.
Help us to reach 3410 € to cover our costs for 2013-2014!
We love what we do and would not accept any payment for it. Unfortunately, not everybody shares our motivation. Sometimes BeWelcome needs the help of other partners, like banks, our insurance company or domain registars.
As the community grows we also have more expenses in other areas, for example more server space to store our data and to make sure all those great features run smoothly.
That is why we make an annual budget in order to know how much we will spend on every subject, like 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 not a commercial activity.
Donating to BeVolunteer is not about making profit, it's just about paying the bills. Yet donating is only one way to support the project. You can also help by spreading the word, volunteering, and welcoming travellers in your home.
See here below under Transparency for more details on the current finances.
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/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.
You can find more information about BeVolunteer's finances and accounts in the wiki library.