How We Pay Our Bills
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.
Focusing on small individual donations ensures we can cover issues and promote causes that matter to our members, and not be beholden to certain groups or large donors.
We believe in financial transparency with our members and supporters. Currently, we generate an average of $2,500-$4,000 per month. This fluctuates over time and is growing as more and more people donate. Since starting North99, around 900 people have donated to us. Most donations are around $12. Our biggest donation ever was $267.50 from a very generous donor (thank you!).
Do you issue tax receipts?
No, we are a registered nonprofit. Only charities can provide tax receipts.
Who pays your salaries?
North99 is entirely run by volunteers who have day jobs. We do not make enough money to pay ourselves a salary, though we hope to do so in the future as more people contribute.
Where do donations to North99 go?
Donations are what keep North99 running. We have both ongoing expenses and one-time expenses. Ongoing expenses include:
- Email software
- Website hosting
- Graphic design and video software
- Petition tool
- Products for monthly members
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.