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).