Donations are the primary source of funding for Democracy Guardians (DG).
Initially, donations will come from generous people who click on the Donate button. Also, all net proceeds from the book are donated to DG.
In the future, DG will look at crowdfunding and more formal fund-raising efforts.
How donation money will be spent
In the current bootstrapping phase, all labor will come from volunteers, many of which respond to the volunteer needs listed on the Volunteering page. As a result, donations will be used to pay for services that require payment, such as:
- Web hosting fees for the website
- Email and other productivity software used by the volunteers to communicate with each other
- Government fees, such as the registration fee for a nonprofit
- Banking fees
- Book printing and shipping fees, which will part of the organization’s evangelism efforts, which will lead to more donations and volunteers
At some point, DG will need a paid permanent staff, but that is quite a ways down the road.