PROMISE OF TRANSPARENCY
SMALL NGO, BIG EFFORT, LOW COSTS
In the first place, probably every NGO can only exist if it gets enough donations and member fees – so do we. Luckily big NGOs get tremendous amounts of money – and ideally the absolute majority of this money will go directly into sustainable projects. Unfortunately with the size and popularity of the NGO, the ratio between donations and administrative fees shows a negative trend.
Ozeankind® e.V. only consists of two people: Marina and Michael. Two persons who are … Head of Marketing, Head of Bookkeeping, Head of CleanUps, Head of Project Management and Head as well as Head of Legal.
FOCUS, FOCUS, FOCUS
Ozeankind® e.V. has exactly one topic: PLASTIC WASTE. No pandas, no toad save projects, no actions against nuclear power plants.
We promise that each and every cent which does not go into our low administrative costs, travel costs or other necessary costs, will be absolutely used for local initiatives and projects related to the official rules of the NGO. All of our projects will either be about CleanUps, the avoidance of unnecessary plastic waste or to raise the awareness for the worldwide problem of plastic waste in our nature.
Because this is what we stand for.
WHEN TWO PEOPLE TRAVEL
Donations and member fees will of course NEVER EVER be used to cover private travels or expensive hotels. However, we will obviously use money from the NGO accounts to travel to project places where we either plan or actually do projects, workshops or presentations.
Imagine we have been to Mauritius for two months. From there we decide to go to Malaysia. No project, just because we can choose the place from where we work. Even if we still work almost the whole day and use our time to sit in front of our computers or to do networking, we do not have an official project. In this case we pay transportation/travel cost as well as accommodation from our private money, no doubt.
Imagine we are in Germany and get the possibility, to do do a one-week plastic waste-awareness project together with a school class close to the North Sea. Since we go to the project place for the project and not for fun, we obviously pay the whole project from NGO money (and in order to do the project, we need to go there, come back and sleep somewhere). However – if we like the place and decide to stay there for another three weeks after the project has been finished, we would pay these three additional weeks from our private money.
PASSWORD PROTECTED MEMBER AREA FOR PAYING MEMBERS*
As a paying member of Ozeankind® e.V. (*from CLOWNFISCH-level onwards) you will get access to some additional information about projects, cooperations, finances and we will also share some news with our paying members first – before all others.
We will also share exclusive updates on our expenses – e.g. you will know how much money we have spent for the latest project, how much we have paid for our new Ozeankind® beach flag or the bookkeeping software.
YOU KNOW WHAT WE DID LAST SUMMER
With our paying members (from CLOWNFISCH-level onwards) we will share information on finances, project costs of the current status of the donations. Without being asked to do so.
As a paying member of Ozeankind® e.V. it might also happen that we ask you to vote for the next project to come.