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Eine Liste mit Online Fundraising-Plattformen

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Peter Deitz, der ein Blog über Micro-Philanthropy betreibt, hat eine Liste mit Online Fundraising-Plattformen zusammengestellt. Sie zeigt, wie weit sich diese Form des Fundrasing im angelsächsischen Raum bereits entwickelt hat. In Deutschland ist mir bis jetzt nur betterplace bekannt. Da schlummert also noch ein gewaltiges Potenzial, das darauf wartet, geweckt zu werden.

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  4. Excerpt of article in The Vancouver Sun newspaper of January 19, 2008:

    http://www.canada.com/vancouversun/news/business/story.html?id=b76ff000-c8e8-4789-9ed8-806df2c2945a

    During the year ending Sept. 30, 2006, GiveMeaning received $234,643 in donations for which it gave tax receipts, according to a financial statement filed with Canada Revenue Agency. Tom Williams said these are largely donations from individuals.

    It received another $730,350 from other registered charities. Williams said these donations were made specifically to pay GiveMeaning’s overhead.

    He refused to identify any of these donors. I found this strange: My sense is that, while some donors request anonymity, most registered charities or foundations publicly report where they are placing their money, not so much for recognition as for transparency.

    More generally, I do not understand why certain undisclosed charities would give money to pay overhead for what is essentially a charitable conduit.

    In the case of GiveMeaning, that overhead is disproportionately large. Of the $982,705 in total donations it received (and issued tax receipts for), GiveMeaning spent $666,070, or 68 per cent, on administrative expenses.

    Those expenses included $199,043 for professional and consulting fees; $153,646 for salaries, wages and benefits; $28,433 for advertising and promotion; and $24,019 for travel.

    I asked Williams whether he receives a salary. Well, yes, $90,000 per year. And his wife, country singer Jessie Farrell, who works part-time for the foundation „when she can,“ gets $30,000. So together they collect $120,000 per year, plus expenses.

    After subtracting overhead costs, just over $300,000 was available for charitable purposes in 2006, but only $172,000 was actually given to charities (the remainder is still on the foundation’s books). That $172,000 represents just 17.5 per cent of total donations.

    But that’s not the end of it. Many of the charities that receive money have their own overhead. So the net amount available for true charitable purposes is even less.

    Williams insists that, whenever a person gives money for a particular charity, 100 per of that money gets to the named beneficiary. That may be true, but it does not mitigate the fact that the vast majority of the overall money collected during 2006 went to administration.

    Williams says this was due largely to start-up costs: „Yes, we have spent more than we have given away. Just like any other start-up business, it takes time to get profitable,“ he said.

    He said the financial return for the year ending Sept. 30, 2007, which is just now being filed, will show a greater percentage of overall donations going to charity. We shall see.

    The Vancouver Sun January 19, 2008

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  5. Thanks Tom for your revealing note.

    Wenn die Fakten der Wahrheit entsprechen, wäre das, vermute ich, in unseren Breitengraden ein Fall für den Staatsanwalt. Das heißt, es fließen knapp 70% in die Verwaltung. Und GiveMeaning-Macher Tom Williams und seine Frau genehmigen sich zusammen ein Jahresgehalt von 120.000 Dollar, das aus unbekannten Quellen stammt, wie David Baines in der „Vancouver Sun“ schreibt.

    Vielleicht sollte sich betterplace.org doch besser nicht mit dieser Plattform vergleichen ?

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