○ Profit being the money that is left after deduction of all expenses of the revenue - what is usually
given to the shareholders of a company.
Expenses (=not profit) is: salaries (including a salary for the businessman or -woman), reserves, reinvestments, investments into new business opporunities, etc.
○ The businessman or -woman only get paid a salary, if they actively work in the company. In a "Business For Change" there is no possibility to live of the work of others simply by having had enough money to buy a share of a company.
○ It is not possible to make a profit off selling a "Business For Change" or by selling shares of it. You can only get back the (inflation-adjusted) amount you initially invested, since you already were paid for your contribution of work to the company in form of a salary. Unpaid working hours -i.e. from the founding time can be reembursed though.
The rest of the sales revenue is to be used for other "Fund The Change"-Projects.
○ The current "Fair Share"-amount is calculated by "fund-the-chang.org" each year.
○ For employees who's income is supporting additional persons (for example kids, partner, nursing their parent or someone else) the "Fair Share"-amount is accordngly adjusted. If they have prove of their additional income supporting exclusively another person, it is not of concern if the employee has family or any other special relationship to the supported person.
○ The "Fair Share"-amount for kids up to 14 years is calculated with a factor of 0.5
In the medium term we additionally want to start "Coop For Change"-Certifiaction, which has additional conditions concerning inner organizational equality in the cooperative / the company.
With every "Business For Change" that we fund through the platform, we get a new financial supporter for the growth of the movement, a company that we all benefit from instead of just the happy few.
There is a thousand good ideas how to help people, implement lifelong learning or just making our lives
in our cities a little more beautiful.
Imagine you could buy your stuff at companies, that actually fund the realization of these ideas in a joint effort with you - instead of greedily piling up ever larger profits.
Another possibility to invest your monthly "Share Your Wealth"-donation wisely:
Put the power over where it is invested into the hands of the ones who don't have enough money to
take part in the decisions on the platform.
The "Fair Share Fund" will be doing just that: Whoever can and wants to, puts (parts of) their donation into this program. Every person on the platform can now have a vote on which projects the money goes to. Everyone has the same voting power, no matter if they were also able to put in money not.
A few years ago it was frowned upon, but more and more studies find it to be one of the most effective ways to
lift people out of poverty:
Just giving the people you want to help cash, instead of deciding for them what they need, without even really knowing their lives.