GFM Archive : Documents related to the IGA Finances at the 1981 Conference

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GFM Archive : Documents related to the IGA Finances at the 1981 Conference
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Larry Chang/GFM
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Caribbean Area   ( lcsh )
IGA Conference Turin 1981

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Abstract:
Larry Chang represented the GFM at the IGA conference in Turin in 1981. These documents relate to the finances discussed with the members of the conference.
Funding:
Support for the development of the technical infrastructure and partner training provided by the United States Department of Education TICFIA program.

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Caribbean IRN
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Caribbean IRN
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All rights reserved by the source institution.
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I.G.A THIRD ANNUAL CONFERENCE 1981 TORIIO


Finance

This brief paper sets out a number of random observations about finance and
fundraising in order to provoke thought and discussion at the Conference.

1. The amount of money which is needed to finance IGA depends on what we want
IGA to be and to do.

(a) If it exists as a forum for exchanging information and co-ordinating
political actions, then a relatively low budget is all that is
required. Almost all the activities rely on individual effort and
expenditure in our own countries and provided that we are committed
to carrying out the tasks we undertake, there is no need for a
paid staff to prod us or to do the work for us. No independent projects
or actions would be carried out by IGA itself.

(b) If we want an organisation which has permanent functions of monitoring
performance, disseminating information, carrying out tasks, representing
IGA and working in fields not covered by member groups, such as helping
to set up gay organizations in less developed countries, then full-time
staff and a much bigger budget are required.

2. For most people, fundraising is hard and boring work which brings little
satisfaction. If it is to be successful, therefore, it must involve as
many members and individuals as possible.

3. The only relatively secure income for IGA is derived from membership
subscriptions which must be realistic and fair. Members vary in financial
strength and this does not necessarily depend on the numbers of individuals
who belong to them. Some members are not membership organizations, others
receive considerable state subsidy.
However, the only two fair schemes would appear to be a poll tax or a
percentage of annual income.

4. Each member of IGA knows best how to raise money in its own country.
Each member could therefore be asked to set itself a target sum to raise
as a capital payment to IGA. It would have 12 months to raise the. money
by whatever means it thought best. The amount could be suggested by the
Conference, or each group could volunteer a sum.

5. For specific IGA projects, such as the refugee programme or the HPA,
we could approach known liberal Governments, charitable Foundations and /
or individuals. For research projects, these could be undertaken in
alliance with a university department.
Individual members could agree to finance a particular project -either alone
or in a group in addition to their normal subscription.

6. The IGA could patent a design and undertake a joint venture with a
commercial company to promote the sale of T shirts, badges, calendars,
posters, diaries and so on. This sort of venture requires one or two
individuals working on behalf of IGA with a good head for business.

7. Regional offices of IGA could run local membership schemes like the
American office which would finance the office and most of its activities
on behalf of IGA in that region. Some redistribution of income could be
decided by annual conferences.


Our priorities must therefore be to decide what sort of organisation we
want, and then decide how best to pay for it.


PETER ASHMAN





International Gay Association

INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF LESBIANS/GAY WOMEN AND GAY MEN
Financial Secretariat,
Banking account 4110-470711, Handelsbanken, Copenhagen
Postal cheque account 8 20 41 52, Financial Secretariat
c/o Forbundet of 1948. PO. Box 1023, DK-1007 Kobenhovn K, Denmark. Tel. +45-1131948


PROFIT AND LOSS ACCOUNT FOR THE


PERIOD OF JANUARY 1 DECEMBER 31 1982


INCOME:
Membership fees
Additional funding
Eur. Hum. Rights Found.


EXPENSES:
Mailing/telephone:
Amsterdam
Copenhagen
x) Dublin/Stockh.


Dkr
39.539
36.481
44.688

120.708


0
4.000
13.845


xx) Printing


Administration


(total)


Travel

Sundries

Bank Interest

Exchange equalization

Emergency fond

Transferred '81

TOTAL

Positive balance
Transferred to capital account


17.845

17.231

3.397

8.224


US$
4.624
4.266
5.227

14.117


Budget US$
6.000
2.000
0


8.000


2.087

2.015


3.250

1.600


396

962


650


236


- 708

1.169


- 83


137


550


47.394

73.314


1.250

8.000


5.542

8.575


x) dates from 1981 = 5.760 -Dkr
xx) dates frno 1981 = 2.055 Dkr

Rate of exchange during 1982 approximately Dkr 855 to US$ 100








When transferring money please send a covering letter to the Financial Secretariat
stating that funds are being sent and for what purpose.


Information Secretariat,
c/o RFSL,
Box 350.
S-10124 Stockholm.
Sweden.
Tel. +46-8 84 80 50


Action Secretoriat,
c/o N.V.I.H COC,
Rozenstroat 8,
1016 NX Amsterdam,
The Netherlands
Tel. +31-20 234596.


Women's Secretariat,
c/o N.VI.H. COC,
Rozenstroat 8,
1016 NX Amsterdam,
The Netherlands.
Tel +31-20 234596.








BALANCE SHEET DECEMBER 31., 1982:


ASSETS: Dkr US$

Bank and cash, Copenhagen 69.871 8.172
Cash, Stockholm 4.754 556

TOTAL 74.625 8.728


LIABILITIES:

Bulletin 4/82 + Inform. letters 5.209 609

Net capital
Balance jan. 1 -3.898
Period 73.314 69.416 8.119

TOTAL 74.625 8.728



Copenhagen, 4.5.1983



Kurt Benny nsen, F-48



The undersigned auditor from SOH Schweiz. Organisation der
Homophilen, Zurich/Switzerland herewith confirms that he has
today audited the accounts of IGA at the offices of F-48,
Forbundet af 1948, the financial secretariat of IGA. I herewith,
confirm that the books are in agreement with the accounts, and
that the above Profit and Loss account and Balance Sheet are
correct in all respects. All the balances at banks have been
checked and found correct.


Copenhagen, 4th Mav'ii1983




RECEIVED MAY


I AIAA IAIA
INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF GAY WOMEN AND MEN.


Information Centre and Secretariat, Hirschfeld Centre, 10 Fownes Street Upper, Dublin 2, Ireland.


Tel -(01)710895


EXPENDITURE SHEET FOR THE PERIOD APRIL 1980


to MARCH 1981


MONTH
APRIL


PRINTING
11.72


STATIONERY
48.03


POSTAGE


MISC.


TOTAL


S1 59.75


M1AY 26.43 98.25 124. 8

JUNE 21.00 61.77 120. 00* 202.77

"JULY 6 .60 0.75 7.35

AUGUST 1.67 2.21 10.00 13.88

SEPTEMBER 3.05 95.00* 98.05

IOCTOBER 146.88 9.50 59.22 218.00

iNOVEMBER 1.77 18.90 46.20 66.87

DECEMBER 128.00 2.24 68.51 19.25 218.0

ANUARY 42.61 5.77 48.38

FEBRUARY 56.82 67.39 47.40 171.61

MARCH 1.25 5.53 139.67* 146.45


TOTAL 444.75 244.31 300.41 383.92 1373.39


* TELEPHONE BILL FOR PREVIOUS QUARTER INCLUDING RENTAL AND CALLS


TOTAL EXPENDITURE FOR THE YEAR 1980/81


IR1373.39


DAVID TWOHIG, on behalf of the INFORMATION CENTRE & SECRETARIAT,IGA, DUBLIN.


International Lesbian Information Secretariat,
N.V.LH.- COC,
Frederiksplein 14,
1017 XM Amsterdam,
Netherlands. Tel. 234596/231192.


IGA. Financial Centre,
N.V.LH.- COC,
Frederiksplein 14,
1017 XM Amsterdam,
Netherlands. Tel. 234596/231192.


2 1981


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IGA INTERN, TION" L ASSOCIATION OF G(-'Y 'wIO[r:ll ,ND rI~j---.-.-

3rd Annual Conference,, Easter 1981 Turin, *Itri'v' -:


Financial survey over the year 19G8:
Expenses by Fiancial Centre:
Balance 1979
Printing costs newsletters, reports, etc.-
Telephone/Telegrams, etc. '
1lMailing costs. '
Reproduction, stencilwork, e.tc.
Administration and secretariat expenses
Money sent to Dublin


S(1)


Income:
;n:.mbe'rshipfees 1980/81 until Mlarch 1981

Minus (1)


(2)


Total (Negotive Bal,.-ncr)
*>< '' *


" *, .J .

f 1368,90 :
f 1150,40
f 516,-
f 1913,23
f 1.94,87.
f 1178,15
f 3689,-

f10010,55



f 5635,35
f 10010,55


S-. J4325,20


Note: This survey does not give the exact figures of Dublin's expenses
on the Information Secretariat. They will be .presEn'ted to Conferncc
in Turin.


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IGA.-.. International Associoat i- of Gi.,' Women and Men

List of member organizations which have paid their membership,
fees for 1980/81: (situation March 1981):

G.L.A.L. Barcelona, Spain
Homosexual Law Reform Coal. Victoria, Australia
MAG PV Valencia, Spain
NGF Dublin, Ireland
NGTF New York, USA
COC Amsterdam, The Netherlands
S.P.I.R. Tel Aviv, Israel
Samt3kin '78 Reykjavik, Iceland
S.H.R.G. Edinburgh, Scotland
S.C.W.A. Studio City, California, USA
Revolt press Stockholm, Sweden
Editions Gay sprl Brussels, Belgium
Women's ou-rs Inc. Los Angeles, California, USA
Cork Gay Collective Cork, Ireland
Sp,G Vancouver, Canada
CUARH Paris, France
Centre du Christ Liberateur Paris, France
CAMP Lobby Ltd' Sydney, Australia
Gay Lib Sydney, Australia
Gay -Soli'darity Group Broadway, NSW, Australia
Gay Task Force Balmain., NSW, Australia
C.L.G.R.C. Ottawa, Canada
D.S.A.P. e.V. Cologne, Gerrany
AKOE Athens, Greece
SVR Amsterdam, The Netherlands
I.B.C.H. Nijmegen, The Netherlands
SOH ZUrich, Switzerland
GALA USA .
Texas Bay Area Gays Dickonson, Texas, USA
Institute for Human Identity New York, USA
Gay Atheist" League of America New York, USA
F.H.O. Oslo,,Norway
F'48 Copenhagen, Denmark
CHE England
Irish Gay Rights Movement Dublin, Ireland
C.H.L.R. Dublin, Ireland
Aktionsgruppe Momosexualitdt Bonn, Germany (Associated)
-CPN Homo-overleg Amsterdam, The Netherlands (AssoQiatedO

Organizations which have paid their menbershipfees, but don't find their
names listed above are urgently requested to take proof of their payment
with them to Conference.




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