FSFE 2018 Financials (was Re: transparency about the fellowship)
paul at boddie.org.uk
Sun Jan 19 21:48:28 UTC 2020
On Tuesday 10. September 2019 13.58.14 Paul Boddie wrote:
> On Tuesday 10. September 2019 12.04.25 Reinhard Müller wrote:
> > Am 09.09.19 um 17:44 schrieb Paul Boddie:
> > > However, summarised information for 2018 is not yet available. Is this
> > > overdue or is it expected to be published within the year?
> > It will be published as soon as the numbers have been finalized by our
> > tax consultant. We expect this to happen before the end of the year.
> That is good to know. I don't follow the details of reporting schedules, and
> I don't recall when previous summaries were published, but I did wonder
> whether there had been an unusual delay in publication.
So, the numbers are available for 2018. Thanks to those responsible for
publishing them! For reference, see here for the details:
Of principal interest to me is the general development of the numbers from
year to year. These are summarised here:
But to save people the bother, here's the total income over the last five
reported years (in EUR):
And of interest to those of us who were Fellows and those who are Supporters,
Meanwhile, general donations are as follows:
And there are also paid services (whatever these are) that bring in revenue:
I think it was remarked that 2016 saw an unusual donation of a considerable
sum (150000), bringing the general donations that year to a higher total than
would have been expected. Disregarding that, it would then seem that 2017 was
the year of peak "ordinary" income, although some insight into the rather
larger "paid services" revenues would be interesting since they have been
holding up the bottom line.
Previously, there has been discussion about the proportion of income coming
from Fellows/Supporters. If my quick scripts are correct, the percentages look
2016: 28.84 (37.51)
So, 2016's unusual financials aside (see bracketed figure excluding the
unusual donation), it seems like a pretty gradual decline in share. In
general, the Fellow/Supporter contributions seem to track the general income
pretty well, with the general donations being of a similar magnitude.
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