How We Pay Our Bills
Last updated April 2018.
North99 is entirely funded by our supporters who give one-time or monthly donations. Unlike many other organizations, we do not have any third-party funding from corporations, unions, nonprofits or charities. All our resources come from our members and individual donors.
We believe in financial transparency with our members and supporters. Currently, we generate an average of $8,000-$10,000 per month. This fluctuates over time and is growing as more and more people donate. Since starting North99, around 3,500 people have donated to us. Most donations are around $12. Our biggest donation ever was $515.
Do you issue tax receipts?
No, we are a registered nonprofit. While charities are now able to engage in political activity, according to the government of Canada, “a charity is still prohibited from directly or indirectly supporting or opposing a political party or candidate for public office.” This would prohibit us from opposing Conservative political parties and limit our ability to accomplish our mission.
Who pays your salaries?
A small part of North99 donations goes towards paying salaries. We currently employ two part-time employees.
Where do donations to North99 go?
Donations are what keep North99 running. We have both ongoing expenses and one-time expenses. Ongoing expenses include:
- Staff salaries
- Email software
- Website hosting
- Graphic design and video software
- Petition tool
One-time fees include legal fees, advertising, and other campaign-related activities. We also work to conserve as much money as possible so we can put it towards future campaigns.
We occasionally spend money on advertisements depending on the issue and if we feel we can make a difference.
We run ongoing crowdfunding campaigns to support our work. Donations to these campaigns go towards paying for additional research, ads about these issues and other content associated with the topic. Similar to other organizations, excess funds that we receive are directed to general funding purposes, such as website hosting and our email software.