Networked Conference: Dispatch 1: When Networks Register as NGOs 2011

13/09/2011, 12:56 am in Networked Conference, Research Texts and Articles, Triangle Network by toddlester

In order for networks to raise funds they must either register (as non-profit /non-governmental organizations) or have a registered fiscal sponsor.  This means that networks have to register under the tax system of a specific country, and thus the network must defer to that nation’s rules.  When a network is horizontal and works across multiple countries and regions, this can cause an identity crisis with the network in limbo between older non-profit institutional strictures/limitations and the prospect of radical organizing offered by the evolving network form.