Every A.A. group ought to be fully self-supporting, declining outside contributions.
AA Beyond Belief belongs to you. This is your site and it’s your experience, strength and hope that is shared here. You write the articles and often contribute the photographs to go with those articles. It’s your stories that are told on our podcasts. Simply put, there would be no AA Beyond Belief without you. This is your secular AA community, or at least one part of that community.
Let’s not forget though, that we are also here for the newcomer, and what we do here is vitally important. Through sharing our experience, we demonstrate that agnostics, atheists and freethinkers can find sobriety in AA without having to accept anyone else’s beliefs or to deny their own. We are ensuring that the nonbeliever who is still suffering from alcoholism, will find hope here. They will know that they are not alone, that AA is for them too.
Together, we take responsibility to ensure that what we value and what have found helpful and meaningful, will also be available for the newcomer. We find that when we are self-supporting through our own contributions, our sense of responsibility is enhanced, and this site, this community becomes ours in a very real sense. It’s ours to share with others.
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Total Monthly Expenses: $232.02
We are budgeting monthly income at $243.00 per month. This is based on the annual net contributions in 2017 of $2,602 and anticipated revenue from the Amazon Affiliate Program of $10.00 per month.
Total Expected Monthly Income: $243.00
AA Beyond Belief is registered as a nonprofit corporation in the State of Missouri and is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) corporation. We are operated by a Board of Directors consisting of Doris A., President, John S., Treasurer, and Thomas B., Secretary.
The day to day operation of the site is handled by the Editorial Board which consists of volunteers who have the skills and abilities to perform specific tasks necessary to operate the site. The Editorial Board includes one Chief Editor, five Editors, three Graphic Artists, two Podcast Production Specialists, and a Special Advisor. The Chief Editor makes the final editorial decisions often with consultation and feedback from the other editors. The Graphic Artists are responsible for artwork and design, and the podcast production team creates the audio podcasts, transcripts and podcast write-ups.
The Board and all those who work at AA Beyond Belief are unpaid volunteers.
The content at AA Beyond Belief will always be free to the end user. The only exception is the monthly magazine that we publish via Kindle. Amazon requires a minimum charge of 99 cents, of which 70% is paid to Amazon, and 30% is paid to AA Beyond Belief.
We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
We do not want to make money at this, and we will make sure that you will always know how much money we have in the bank. We will pay our bills and maintain a prudent reserve of a year’s expenses. Anything above our prudent reserve will be donated to AA World Services, Inc.
We will always be open and honest about our finances, and provide a monthly statement of our income and expenses. We will also post links to our annual filings to the IRS and the State of Missouri. We are glad to provide you with copies of our bank statements upon request. If you have any comments or questions, you can post them publicly right on this very page, or if you prefer you can email us at email@example.com
As of January 9, 2018 our bank account balance was $828.61
AA Beyond Belief is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation, and we have met the IRS requirement of filing form 990-N, which is an electronic postcard for nonprofits with revenue under $50,000. You can confirm our status with the IRS by visiting this link. We are incorporated in the State of Missouri where our nonprofit status is in good standing, having met Missouri’s requirement to file an annual report.
In 2017, we received $2,602.00 net in PayPal donations and $209.00 in checks received from secular AA groups. We also enrolled in the Amazon Affiliate Program which allows us to earn 4.5% from Amazon when a visitor purchases a book by clicking on one of our links. We have only been participating since December 1, 2017, and have earned $20.00. Expecting donations to remain consistent in 2018, we are budgeting for a monthly income of $243.00.