Administration 2012

Income and contributions for administration costs 2012

The expenses for the administration, travel, marketing, etc. in South Tyrol/Italy are covered by separate sources of income and not paid through the donations.
In 2012 we had an income of 58.665 Euro for our administration costs. This decrease mirrors the difficult economic situation present all over.
From the 5 Pro Mille 2010 we received 39.552 Euro. This reduction is caused by the difficult economic situation in 2009. As we are very “company dependant” we can feel the impact on the income of our supporters strongly. This income is among others, used to pay for our staff in South Tyrol.
Chart income and contributions for management and administration 2012
Rounded figures
2010 2011 2012 % Ver. 11/12
Membership fees* 4.943 2.940 4.000 +36,1
Volunteer fees** 300 --
Donations for administration 27.645 12.983 9.821 -24,4
Occasional sales, other income 7.841 6.981 4.991 -28,5
Public contributions for awareness-raising 2.000 15.019 n.r.. n.r.
Tax Credit 5 per Mille*** 44.372 45.244 39.552 -22,6
Total 86.801 83.167 58.664 -29,5
*From 2012 we also have our “circle of friends”
**From the end of 2012 all volunteers in Mae Sot pay a contribution of 150 Euro for administration
***Concerns 2010. Payment in 2012.
The number of members sank to 96. We presume that the cause for this may be the responsibilities that come with being a member, as well as the financial difficulties present in many families and businesses at the moment. That’s why we decided to set up the new, more informal Circle of friends, which all members and people interested, can join if they want to support our organization and are not able to commit their time.
In 2012 we had no income public contributions for awareness-raising.

Administration 2012

Expenses for management and marketing 2012

The following expenses for marketing, administration and traveling are completely covered by contributions from members, sponsors, public institutions as well as from sales revenues and the “5 per Mille” tax credit. The net expenses for our administration add up to 79.489 Euro or -8,9% compared to 2011.
This reduction is positive, because we employed 2 staff in Brixen, moved to a new office and celebrated our 10th anniversary. We have been able to practically neutralize our expenses on this account, due to the many donations in kind we received for this.
Rounded figures
2010 2011 2012
Rent and utilities 6.690 2.577 2.277
Travel, fuel, lodging 18.120 25.220 12.805
Office supply, stationary 787 1.111 1.543
Equipment and furniture 33 2.362 1.721
Communication, shipping 4.740 2.802 4.675
Public relations 11.981 11.554 3.819
Meals, Extras 715 670 737
Events 165 10.325 2.854
Allowances and salaries 38.632 39.439 49.058
Purchase of products for resale 231 1.242 975
Total 82.094 97.302 80.464
- Costs of products for resale -231 -1.242 -975
- Travel contributions paid by volunteers and visitors -5.360 -8.802
Total net administration 76.503 87.258 79.489


Rent and utility costs: This item includes the rent and other expenses for our office in ‘Haus der Solidarität’ until June 2012, as well as the running costs for our new office in Bahnhofstrasse in Brixen, which we are able to use thanks to the generosity of Zeno Kerschbaumer. We would also like to thank Burkia & Dumel, Dachverband für Soziales und Gesundheit and their president Mr. Stefan Hofer, Wolf Fenster, Euroform, Serima and Mr. Martin Weissteiner for the decoration and planning. The painter Franz Pichler from Steinegg and the electrician Werner Prantl both provided their work and services free of charge. The house insurance was covered by Eisendle Versicherungen (Bozen).
Travel, fuel, lodging: This includes flights to Thailand, as well as the reimbursement of travel expenses for members and the board as part of the association’s activities. Also accommodation when in Thailand or on trips around Europe are included. In 2012 apart from Benno Röggla, also Katya Waldboth and Alessandra Degli Esposti flew to Thailand. We also have 7 free bus trips a year from/to Munich airport from Rauchreisen/Südtirol Bus. Thank you!
Office supplies: This includes small purchases, toner, printer ink, etc. Special thanks go to Amonn Office in Bozen.
Equipment and furniture: This includes the purchase of 1 laptop computer, IPad etc, which are covered through a special fund (calculations in 2013). We thank Magnus Computer for their assistance.
Communication, shipping: This includes all costs for the office phone, internet and sending of receipts, the annual report to all donors, invitations, etc. Raiffeisen Online have given us a 3-year free internet connection, as well as a router. Thank you!
Public relations: This includes printing and graphic work, as well as costs for our donation seal ‘Sicher Spenden’, which has increased to 600 Euros. We would like to thank the South Tyrolean Volksbank for taking over the costs for the printing of our newsletter. OBI, Elektro Clementi, Microtec, Oberhuber Carpenter and Steufer Bau GmbH covered the costs for the printing of our 10-year brochure. Weger printing company helped with the printing of our Christmas cards. Thank you!
Meals, Extras: This covers especially the costs for accommodation and meals of our staff and board members in South Tyrol/Europe.
Presentations, events: This includes the rest of the expenses for the film tournee “Burma Displaced” from December 2011, as well as for our 10-year anniversary celebration.
Allowances and salaries: for Katya Waldboth (until July 2012), Alessandra Degli Esposti, Karin Thaler (from October 2012), as well as for Burkhard Kofler (accounting) and Thomas Öggl from Schlanders (summer internship in our Brixen office 07/08/2012).

To calculate the real expenditures for our administration, from the total expenses we deduct the costs for the purchase of goods for occasional sales and the amounts donated by travelers for their flights to Thailand (2012=0).