Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fundraising in the Netherlands, in Europe

2015-08-26 Thread Pine W
Pinging Lisa about this email.

Thanks,
Pine
On Aug 23, 2015 5:36 AM, Gerard Meijssen gerard.meijs...@gmail.com
wrote:

 The Wikimedia Foundation is an ANBI registered charity [1]. It means that
 Dutch people may deduct their gift from their income.

 In the Netherlands there is much more to tax deductibility, making it
 easier to deduct money for taxes even more and increasing the amount of
 money that may be had by the WMF..

 At the time when the WMF itself became registered as such, it was clear
 that it is possible to make it an European charity and by consequence make
 gifts in the whole of the European community tax deductible.

 I have in the past reached out to the WMF about this topic. I did not get
 any reply. It is certain that the process can be optimised for the donors
 and for the WMF in a meaningful way.

 PS I am professionally involved in raising funds for charities in the
 Netherlands. Ie I am not clueless.

 Thanks,
   GerardM

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 https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Tax_Deductibility/en#.C2.A0Netherlands
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fundraising in the Netherlands, in Europe

2015-08-26 Thread Stephen LaPorte
Hi Pine and Gerard,

We can investigate our registration options, and I'll discuss with Lisa. If
you have a specific registration that you recommend, please send them to me
directly.

Thanks,
Stephen

On Wed, Aug 26, 2015 at 2:33 PM, Pine W wiki.p...@gmail.com wrote:

 Pinging Lisa about this email.

 Thanks,
 Pine
 On Aug 23, 2015 5:36 AM, Gerard Meijssen gerard.meijs...@gmail.com
 wrote:

  The Wikimedia Foundation is an ANBI registered charity [1]. It means
 that
  Dutch people may deduct their gift from their income.
 
  In the Netherlands there is much more to tax deductibility, making it
  easier to deduct money for taxes even more and increasing the amount of
  money that may be had by the WMF..
 
  At the time when the WMF itself became registered as such, it was clear
  that it is possible to make it an European charity and by consequence
 make
  gifts in the whole of the European community tax deductible.
 
  I have in the past reached out to the WMF about this topic. I did not get
  any reply. It is certain that the process can be optimised for the donors
  and for the WMF in a meaningful way.
 
  PS I am professionally involved in raising funds for charities in the
  Netherlands. Ie I am not clueless.
 
  Thanks,
GerardM
 
  [1]
 
 https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Tax_Deductibility/en#.C2.A0Netherlands
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[Wikimedia-l] Fundraising in the Netherlands, in Europe

2015-08-23 Thread Gerard Meijssen
The Wikimedia Foundation is an ANBI registered charity [1]. It means that
Dutch people may deduct their gift from their income.

In the Netherlands there is much more to tax deductibility, making it
easier to deduct money for taxes even more and increasing the amount of
money that may be had by the WMF..

At the time when the WMF itself became registered as such, it was clear
that it is possible to make it an European charity and by consequence make
gifts in the whole of the European community tax deductible.

I have in the past reached out to the WMF about this topic. I did not get
any reply. It is certain that the process can be optimised for the donors
and for the WMF in a meaningful way.

PS I am professionally involved in raising funds for charities in the
Netherlands. Ie I am not clueless.

Thanks,
  GerardM

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https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Tax_Deductibility/en#.C2.A0Netherlands
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