wikiloops 2015 - annual transparency report
This report has been good practise to stay in touch & keep things transparent to all members and supporters,
and you can find the [url=http://www.wikiloops.com/forum/viewthread.php?thread_id=713]previous years reports[/url] around as well.
There are a few things intended by letting people look into the backstage situation of wikiloops, which I'd like to mention prior to offering the 2015 numbers:
- interested individuals who wonder why we ask for support should be able to make an informed judgement about this project
- supporters of wikiloops get to know what happened with their money
- "we collaborate, you are invited!" is the core message of wikiloops, and we apply this concept to running the plattform itself as well, instead of turning wikiloops into a sure-win-sneaky-deal business along the lines of "you collaborate, we get rich".
Projects like the wikipedia proove amazing things can be done with the help of many, and it remains an open quest if wikiloops can be led a similar path in the long run.
This report is about chapter five of this adventure, the quest goes on, you are invited :)
thanks for the wonderful work Dick !
ganz liebe grüße
Don't forget to be happy today!
I'm not a supporting member yet but will surely become one as soon as I can! Thumbs up for all the work!
"I always listen to what people are not saying"
One thing that startles me that the costs for tax accounting and banking fees are very high. Together over 2000 euros
Surprise me too. US not so bad after all;)
If people donate one buck, all that really arrives at the loops are about 45Cent after paypal fees and VAT, the ratio gets a lot better on higher amounts, but they charge big time for such micropayments lower than 5$.
The tax accountant works for roundabout 60USD an hour, and the german government does require international acting companies like the wikiloops media UG to file the very same kind of tax report as it applies to companies like mercedes benz.
This may seem ridiculous, but there's just no way to avoid that if one doesn't feel like moving the business to Panama.
If you would see the shelf full of paperwork that the whole wiki business has created in five years, you'd probably agree its money well spent to have someone take care of that.
yes, you are looking at the administrators signature.
"I love the supportive vibe of the musicians,all this talent! and lots of great music created on so many levels, it's really special&truly inspiring!"