3. Share about us, in comments on blogs, on Reddit, on Quora, Twitter and Facebook. Write your representative and senators and ask them to work with us. Talk to people about what it might be like if we all knew what we collectively wanted, and not just the few issues made popular by the media. What would it be like if we could compromise instead of argue, if we could work together instead of dumping our money into political fights?
Currently, we have no funding besides donations and limited personal savings. Donations show sponsors that Americans will contribute to help sustain us, as well as provide allow us to add features to achieve our mission.
Donations are not tax-deductible. We are a California benefit corporation, so our explicit purpose is to benefit society, but we are not a 501(c)3, that is, we're not a charity.
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Your money goes to PeopleCount, Inc, a California "benefit corporation." A benefit corporation, also called a "B corporation," has a stated purpose of being for the benefit of society. It's not a non-profit corporation, so your donation is not tax-deductible.
Your donations help cover our costs. We're currently far from getting even minimal salaries.
Your donations are not spent on partisan positions. Our purpose is to enable people to govern themselves effectively. We work hard to be strictly non-partisan.
Gaining nonprofit status would impose additional constraints and take time away from launching. Where we’re located, there are abundant resources for corporate startups. As a California B corporation, while not a non-profit, our stated purpose is to benefit society. As a B corporation, we retain the option to become a nonprofit or seek investment capital down the road.
Donations of $50 or more are accepted by check. Mail to:
PeopleCount, Inc, c/o Rand Strauss
1815 Walnut Dr
Mountain View, CA 94040
For smaller donations, if you don't have a credit card, that's okay! You can support us by encouraging your friends and families to register and complete their political profiles.