----- Original Message ----
From: Ian Lynch <firstname.lastname@example.org>
On 8 February 2011 11:34, Florian Effenberger <email@example.com
thanks for your contributions, great to see things moving! :-)
Well, I think opening an US bank account is problematic at least from the
time perspective, but maybe also from a legal PoV - our association might
not be eligible to do so, as we are accredited in Germany and have special
tax rules applied here.
Jonathan Aquilina wrote on 2011-02-08 10.18:
Is the TDF an NGO. If its based in the EU the organization can possibly
get a lot of funding from the EU itself.
IIRC, the EU only funds existing entities, i.e. they will only fund us when
the Foundation itself exists.
That is correct. One avenue would be to create a company limited by
guarantee or Community Interest Company in the UK - costs about 50 Euro and
then use that to raise money to set up the German Foundation after say a
year and just transfer any surplus money. Note that for EU grants you have
to submit accounts so probably you need a years operation to generate those.
So the earlier the better. Of course there are some advantages to having two
sister companies since they could be partners in an EU project. That could
even be a deliberate strategy. You could then get money for study visits and
mobilities between them. Organise a preparatory meeting at one and you have
the potential for people from other countries to get paid by their NA to
attend the meeting. You could even set up a thematic network with funding
for partners to travel meet and discuss things.
Why resort to deception and Microsoft-esque tactics to promote LO?
That is all having two companies owned by the same collective would do.
So while it may be expedient to setup one company for a short term to raise
in order to convert to the other in the future (no problem), if that is done
then the first
should be shut down upon conversion.
Everything you mention, aside from the deceptive partnerships, can be done with
Unsubscribe instructions: E-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
*** All posts to this list are publicly archived for eternity ***
Re: [tdf-discuss] Foundation Fundraising · Benjamin Horst
Impressum (Legal Info)
: Unless otherwise specified, all text and images
on this website are licensed under the
Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 License
This does not include the source code of LibreOffice, which is
licensed under the Mozilla Public License (MPLv2
"LibreOffice" and "The Document Foundation" are
registered trademarks of their corresponding registered owners or are
in actual use as trademarks in one or more countries. Their respective
logos and icons are also subject to international copyright laws. Use
thereof is explained in our trademark policy