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Donate to SoFA
We would love your support!
We’re a non-profit (in Massachusetts, EIN: 04-3235656) and we’re happy to say that your donation may be tax-deductible.
SoFA is also able to accept donations of stocks and bonds and any other financial securities (more info).
We’re proud of our accomplishments in the last 12 months:
|Views of our free youtube videos:||49,458|
|People in training and conferences||1,897|
|People who have been in paid part-time roles||27|
Sociocracy For All is a non-profit.
Why a nonprofit?
It was clear from the beginning that SoFA wouldn’t be a consulting group; while SoFA members do consulting work and coaching, the point of SoFA is that we support an ecosystem, not just client work.
The difference becomes more clear if you look at it like this: a group of consultants will have clients, and will benefit from having a good relationships with the clients.
- Yet, who connects the grassroots levels with each other, so they can learn and grow on their own?
- Who makes the blueprints, resources and templates, that support everyone but that don’t bring in income?
- Who creates cohesion and learning across the lines of who-is-a-client-of-who?
That’s where movement support comes in. We’re like the fertilizer between the roots.
An organization that owns itself
Being a nonprofit also comes the closest possible to our ideal of an organization that isn’t owned but it’s an organization that owns itself.
We believe that a governance system should not be owned. It should be commonly co-created and stewarded like a language. You can’t own a language, and neither can you own group processes.
That’s why sociocracy needs to be a commons, owned by everyone and no one, that can be free to evolve.
What do we spend money on?
The most precious resource in these times is time and attention. That’s why more than 80% of our operating budget goes into paying decent wages to people who care about this work and have the expertise, experience and connections to make this movement stronger.
Movement support work isn’t always glamorous or visible. It’s cleaning up lists, fixing bugs in websites, making visuals for handouts, translating content, following up with volunteers, checking in with people who got trained and are implementing, helping students find organizations for case studies. Sometimes it is visible work and paid. And sometimes it is visible work and unpaid – like some conferences and travel costs associated with that. We think all of them are needed, and we evaluate what we do based on how useful we think it is in contributing to the movement.
We believe in sociocracy as a positive contribution to society. We want decision making as equals out in the world – free like the water the drink and the air we breathe.
Make a donation
We’re very happy to receive one-time donations.
What helps us the most, however, are recurring donations – that way, we can plan and can give people in paid roles a longer-term perspective that they can rely on. We want to make promises we can keep.
Please consider a recurring donation for Sociocracy For All.
Talk to a Human Being About Your Contribution
If you are willing to make a bigger donation, or if you are interested in seeing our budget or hearing
where we’d put extra resources, we’d love to talk to you.
SoFA is also able to accept donations of stocks and bonds and any other financial securities. (More information)
Who gets paid by SoFA?
SoFA has more than 120 members and gains about a 1-2 members per week.
Below you can see the SoFA members on staff or in paid roles.