Isn't this resource free? Yes, but like most "free" things, someone pays for others to have it free. Perhaps you would like to be one of those people who help the resource be free for someone else.
Voter Information Project (VIP) runs totally on volunteer labor and donations. We have no funding from special interest groups, We have carefully pursued grant opportunities from a variety of sources in order to remain neutral.
Please use the button below to donate toward VoterInformation.org's expenses. The IRS 501(c)(3) status has been applied for (4 months ago at this writing 10/8/12) in the old name Voters Information Packet. An opportunity does still exist, though, for tax-exemption – email firstname.lastname@example.org for that information.
Your donation will be used exclusively for VoterInformation.org operating expenses; however your donation through PayPal is not yet tax-deductible.
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Because of mostly using phone and computer, and keeping mailings to a minimum, the project has run on very little for many years. That has also limited the exposure of the project to trusting word-of-mouth kind of networking with no major "marketing".
If it's all volunteer, what are the expenses? No one receives salaries, so most expenses center in the office supply type.
The former website was developed in 1998, also by a couple of volunteers - both of whom have moved out of state. One of them now does website development as his business, known as 5Q Communications. His team has put together this new development that allows:
Current Estimate for the upgrade of the website is $25,000