Update: Jan 15th 2017.
We have launched a crowdfunding drive to help improve our website infrastructure. Please support community with a non-profit, tax deductible donation via:
The Zeitgeist Movement has created a 501(c)3 tax-exempt nonprofit organization.
All donations go toward administration of Core Operations.
As of June 2016, The Zeitgeist Movement has established a US-based 501c3 non-profit organization to help with core administrative tasks. Based in California and chaired by core members of the Los Angeles Chapter of TZM, this tax exempt institution allows for tax deductible donations and helps TZM engage general commerce at reduced rates.
Allocation of donated funds include funding website work, covering administrative and hosting fees; the development and promotion of global event days, such as the Media Festival and Zeitgeist Day; expanding public relations work; along with overall media outreach, including better social networking strategies. We also seek to create a better communicative infrastructure to help chapters, while ensuring reliable project heads to help guide volunteer actions in large endeavors.
(1) What is TZM’s NPO?
TZM 501 c3 nonprofit has been created to primarily assist the pre-existing, core infrastructural needs. These include the cost of websites and maintenance needs, improvement/administration of communicative platforms and other basic requirements. It also includes working to improve TZM Events and media work by increased funding and resources, along with public relations. In the event new ideas are suggested that require money to execute, the NPO interfaces with chapters and the community to reach consensus on the best idea to move forward with.
(2) Does this group oversee the entire movement in the sense of a global governance institution?
No, the grassroots nature of TZM remains the same as it has for the past 8 years. This group simply helps to improve aspects of TZM’s most core structural needs and means of pubic presentation - things that have been in operation since the beginning but now need improvement and hence funding to achieve. While a traditional board of directors does have a governance role in most non-profits in a total sense, the decentralized nature of TZM remains the same and the board is specialized in only core, global level needs that require funding to execute. Generally, the NPO can be thought of as the “tech team” of TZM, working to streamline critical actions and needs.
Please review this video for more info: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gdcH2yMeK3A
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If you would like to donate by mail, please send to:
The Zeitgeist Movement
13428 Maxella Ave #663
Marina Del Rey, CA 90292
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