How You can Help

1. to keep up with announcements:

 
2. Like us on Facebook and ask your friends to vote on issues. Follow us on Twitter

3. Share about us, in comments on blogs, on Reddit, on Quora, Twitter and Facebook.

4. Donate

Donations are not tax-deductible. We are a California benefit corporation. Our purpose is to benefit society, but we are not a 501(c)3, not a charity. Donations will only be used to pay for essential costs for a successful launch.

Donations will not be used to pay me, unless they're enough to give up my day job, in which case it'll be a modest salary (compared to market.)

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Frequently Asked Questions about Donations

  • Why do people donate to PeopleCount.org?
    • To initiate change in our government so they are more responsive, efficient and cost-effective.
    • To achieve political goals important to our users and citizens, such as overturning Citizens United or addressing climate change. While PeopleCount.org does not advocate for any one result, we strive to bring light especially to the issues with widespread support among voters.
    • To discover new ways forward in other political areas. As more political profile are available, we'll find more issues we agree on. If there are deep divisions in an area, we can add to a profile questions about compromises or new solutions.
    • To make political efforts more efficient. When people working on a cause know how much support there is, effort can be focused on building further support and the results can be monitored on PeopleCount.org.
    • To make political efforts less expensive. If candidates could reach voters inexpensively, candidates wouldn't need to raise a lot of money. Incumbents wouldn't need to spend as much time fundraising, voters would get fewer please for money, and the importance of money in elections would decrease.
    • To help create world peace and prosperity. We envision a day when PeopleCount.org is available to everyone for their local and national politics as well as globally, so all peoples can express themselves politically, and PeopleCount.org can be used to solve international problems and end conflicts.
  • How is my donation to PeopleCount used?

    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.

    Donations are used to help cover costs.

    Your donations will never support partisan positions. Our purpose is to enable people to govern themselves effectively. We will be strictly non-partisan. If your partisan position is something most Americans want, PeopleCount would be a great investment.

  • Why are you not a non-profit?

    Being a nonprofit imposes more rules, I'm told, and requires a committed board. Currently Rand is the only one putting significant time into PeopleCount. As a California B corporation, while not a non-profit, our Articles of Incorporation legally bind us to benefit society. As a B corporation, we retain the option to become a nonprofit if that looks like it'll help.