People, Planet & Peace
The Massachusetts Affiliate of the Green Party of the United States

2017 Budget

Draft of 2017 Budget (2016 31 2016)

Summary

  • Dr. Stein loaned the Campaign 40,000. The Green-Rainbow will donate 1,000 towards retirement of the debt.
  • A campaign school will be used to train candidates and staff
  • 2018 Effort
    • A full time staff position
    • A subscription to State House News
    • A virtual office

2016 Year End Report and 2017 Budget

Description         2016 Budget 2017 Budget  
Starting Balance 1/1/2016 $3,416.24            
Donations $14,109.37         $20,219.48 (1)
               
Expenses              
Fund Raising   $227.10 2.50%   200 $300.00  
Bank Fees   $0.00 0.00%   70 $70.00  
Events   $325.00 3.57%   500 $500.00  
Postage   $216.39 3.57%   300 $400.00  
Candidate Contributions   $600.00 6.59%   1200 $300.00  
Legal   $0.00 0.00%   0 $-  
Refunded Contributions   $0.00 0.00%   0 $-  
Office Supplies   $13.37 0.15%   50 $50.00  
Nation Builder   $1,173.03 12.89%   972 $756.00 (2)
Internet   $275.93 3.03%   500 $500.00  
Participation – Meetings   $600.00 6.59%   1000 $1,000.00 (3)
Convention – Food   $594.35 6.53%   600 $650.00  
Convention – Rent   $450.00 4.94%   250 $350.00  
Convention – Speaker   $256.10 2.81%   500 $500.00  
Convention – Supplies   $64.18 0.71%   200 $200.00  
State Com – Food   $54.66 0.60%   300 $200.00  
State Com – Rent   $190.00 2.09%   500 $400.00  
Printing   $165.44 1.82%   500 $500.00  
Ads   $200.00 2.20%   500 $100.00  
Material (Bumper stickers, T-shirts, Poster, Buttons, etc.)   $0.00 0.00%   500 $200.00  
Volunteer Coordinator   $2,800.00 30.77%     $-  
Campaign Events   $770.00 8.46%     $-  
Volunteer Meetings   $125.00 1.37%     $100.00  
MAAPL Donation           $100.00  
Campaign School           $500.00  
Staff           $5,803.32 (4)
Virtual Office           $250.00 (5)
State House News           $218.42 (6)
    $9,100.556       $13,947.74  
               
Ending Balance 12/31/2016 $8,425.06            
               
Prepaid Rent 350            
               
Donations/Per Month for Goal 720.17            
YTD Donation Target 8,642            
Donations above YTD Target $381.18            
               
Convention Net 397.51            
               
Party Building Grant $5,000.00   (7)        
Projected Volunteer Coordinator $0.00          
Expenses -$3,695.00            
Debt Retirement Donation           1000  
Nation Builder           905  
Possible Event Reimbursement $600.00            
Net $0.00            
               
Election Integrity              
Donations 20            
Fund Raising Expense -1.18            
  18.82 (8)          
               
Recount              
Donations $66,390.00            
Fee $(1,655.54)            
DM Misreported employer $(10,000.00)            
DM fund refund $290.00            
MH possible overseas $(5.00)            
MH fee $0.20            
Net $55,019.66            
Possible Overseas $(10,125.00)            
Possible Overseas Fees $5.23            
Net Less Overseas Hold Back $44,899.89            
               
               
               

(1) Assuming that fund raising begins to track to cover annual expenses of Staff, Office, and State House News

(2) Assumes prepayment in January and growth in emails in November and December

(3) Includes Global Greens Congress 2017 and Green Party Annual Nation Meeting 2017

(4) Living wage in Middlesex county assuming 1 adult and two children for December to get started on the campaign and building party structure

(5) Virtual Office paid December presuming an annual contract

(6) For December based on annual prepaid rate

(7) Donations to support Presidential Campaign

(8) Consensus has not been reached on the activity, but the donors intentions are clear

Implementation

  • We should consider methods to create more frequent communication with our membership
  • We should consider encouraging members to use electronic check for sustaining memberships
    • More of the donation goes to the Party
    • Reduce support of corporations
  • As we communicate more with members, we should mix in fundraising requests
  • We should attempt to get email contact information for Presidential Primary voters.
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commented 2017-01-06 09:48:46 -0500 · Flag
The Green-Rainbow State Committee has no debts to my knowledge.
Dr. Stein loaned JILL STEIN FOR PRESIDENT Committee (FEC Committee C00581199) 40,000 in May and June of 2015 from personal funds according to Post General Report to the FEC.
JILL STEIN FOR PRESIDENT donated $5,000 to the Green-Rainbow Party of that $3695 were spend on activities that the Green-Rainbow Party would not of done otherwise.
Presumably, Dr. Stein hopes to have the JILL STEIN FOR PRESIDENT Committee repay her.
While the Green-Rainbow Party does not have a legal obligation, does the Party want to make a symbolic statement about expectation of what candidates should be prepared?
commented 2017-01-06 09:15:40 -0500 · Flag
About “Dr. Stein loaned the Campaign 40,000. The Green-Rainbow will donate 1,000 towards retirement of the debt.”
Do we then owe 39,000? Which Campaign got the 40,000? I’m confused.
commented 2017-01-04 07:20:52 -0500 · Flag
We could increase the budget for anything that we think would be effective.
Could we develop a plan with Goals>
commented 2017-01-04 03:35:10 -0500 · Flag
Under the understanding that money was too tight in 2016, I have postponed purchasing literature and materials, so we now have no flyers – individuals have been printing their own, at their own expense, to hand out. This is not an option for some. I’m glad to see that there are 500 dollars set aside for literature, and assume I was mistaken about the availability of funds in 2016, as I see that not all the 500 budgeted was spent.
On materials, I would like to explore GRP-logo-ed cap printing and sales. I’m not sure the 200 set aside for that is enough. Could this be increased to $350?
commented 2017-01-03 16:22:01 -0500 · Flag
Is CDLC asking for $600 as point to work with?
2016 Convention – we paid $100 of the $250 rent for the 2016 Convention in 2016 and the $350 for the 2017 Convention. The price of the 2018 rental is unknown, but I am guessing at $350 deposit.
A “virtual office” provides an address, phone answer, and part-time use of meeting space
As to Ads, it would depend on what the purpose and who would create the “Ads?”
commented 2017-01-03 15:40:47 -0500 · Flag
Some questions and suggestions:
Why only $300 for candidate contributions? CDLC does expect to recommend some local campaigns this year. Might I suggest $600?
Why $350 for convention rental, considering we spent $450 in 2016 and will be using the same location?
What’s a “virtual office”?
We might want to budget more for ads.
Thanks for this, Ian.
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