Transparency

Transparency

We are convinced that transparency is a key criteria for trustworthy social engagement. In the context of the Initiative for Transparent Civil Society (Germany, set up by Transparency International) which we are aligned with, we have therefore committed ourselves to make available the following information:

1. General Information

Name: 24GoodDeeds (24guteTaten e.V.(
Registered Office: Uedesheimer Str. 25
D-40221 Düsseldorf
Office address: 24guteTaten e.V.
Friedrichstraße 246
D-10969 Berlin
Foundation year: 2011

2. Statutes and objectives

You can download our statutes here (in German): Statutes from 2019

Mission: Our mission can be summarised as follows:

2.1 Raising awareness for societal challenges

The calendar’s 24 doors enable donors to intimately gain access to another reality each day of the Advent. The door connects the donor and the recipient and leads to a personal identification with the problem at hand.

2.2 Collecting donations for effective projects

Each of the calendar’s doors finances  a good deed implemented by a German non-profit organization. In 2019, 119 projects applied for the calendar. The good deeds are selected on the basis of a number of criteria that were developed based on studies of renowned institutions. Effectiveness, transparency and sustainability are three important examples. Like this, we ensure that the donations reach their respective destinations and goals.

2.3 Advent donations as a positive experience

With the calendar, donors are able to see what their donation achieves every day. After being confronted with a problem you immediately contribute to its solution. Through this, but also through the calendar’s playful character, the donation is linked to the positive feeling of being able to a make a difference.

3. Latest confirmation of the finance authority about the recognition as a non-profit and tax-exempted entity

The latest confimation by the finane authority can be downloaded here: Freistellungsbescheid

4. Names and roles of key decision-makers

Persons authorized to take decisions regarding statutory or contractual matters: Sebastian Wehkamp (Chairman), Julia Menk (Treasurer) and Florence Lampe (Secretary)

5. Annual report

24GoodDeeds reports about the organization’s activities of the previous year. Here you can find the current Annual Report (in German): : Annual Report 2018

6. Personnel structure

Chairman: Sebastian Wehkamp (since 1.1.2011 untl today, 5 hours per week) – sw@24gutetaten.de

Legal affairs: Jens Heinig (since 5.1.2012 until today, about 4 hours per week) – jh@24gutetaten.de

Project selection: Johanna Wehkamp (since 1.1.2011 until today, about 5 hours per week) – jw@24gutetaten.de

Project management and treasurer: Lisa Strauch (since 15.02.2015 until today, 10 hours per week) – ls@24gutetaten.de

Project management: Sven Bratschke (since 01.03.2018 until today, 16 hours per week) – sb@24gutetaten.de

7 & 8. Source of funds and use of funds

Donors support a good deed every day during Advent thanks to their donation to an aid organization. The donation is of €1 per day (for the €24 donation calendar). From this daily donation, 75% are directed to the aid project, with 25% going to the production of the 24GoodDeeds calendar. As a not-for-profit organisation we commit to keep the latter amount to a low level and invest voluntary work, in order to comply with those regulations.

As a charitable organization, we are committed to maintaining this second part as low as possible and also invest our own time voluntarily for the work required. We are striving towards a lowering of our administrative expenses in the next year. Costs however exist for the production of the calendars, the maintenance of our website and donation form, tax advisors and to a small part for public relations of our association. Since our administrative workload increased in the past years, we do employ since 2015 an employee on a part-time basis (16hours per week).

We do orient ourserlves at the guidelines of the German Central Institute for Social Questions (DZI) when fixing the revenue share for our association. The insitute sets a maximum share of 35% for the administrative share.

You can find a detailed account of our use of the funds as well as income and expenditure information in our Transparency report 2017-2018.

9. Contractual agreements with third parties

none

10. Contributions which constitute more than 10% of total yearly income

Private donation by a private person (anonymous donor: 100.000€ in 2018)