Let’s talk about money
Your contribution is our guidance to continue this work
The thing about being a people-powered organisation is that we really are powered by the people. You are the custodians of the Better Way that World Council for Health is working round the clock to promote. Whether we can continue, and thrive, is really down to you.
So, thank you for your contributions, in whatever form they take: money, or time, or seemingly small but significant actions, such as directing a friend to our website. It all matters.
Right now, though, we are specifically in need of financial support. Currently, World Council for Health and its non-profit holding company (EbMCsquared CIC) receive donations from our different initiatives, but achieving a steady income remains a struggle. We give our energy and time for relatively little, and we receive thanks from all quarters for the humanitarian work we do. If we could transmute that appreciation into money, we would have all the resources we need to both continue and do so much more.
I hope that one day, appreciation and care become the primary currency of this world. For now at least, money remains the world’s material means of exchange. That’s okay – money is energy, and we still get to choose where we direct that energy and how we use it. If you appreciate the work that we do, may we ask that you help to support us financially, if you can.
The money you invest as part of your subscription to this Substack, or your contributions to World Council for Health, allow us to keep going. As long as we are funded, we can continue on with this mission.
People generally don’t like to talk about money and money is considered a dirty word in some circles. How many of us know what our friends and neighbours earn? What our local council or government representatives earn, what our local doctor earns? This is arguably how discontent is fostered – because remuneration is inevitably seen as how much we are valued in the world, and disclosing how much we earn reveals this perceived vulnerability. People often pretend to have more than they do, leading to debt, and living beyond their means. Part of extricating ourselves from this mistaken belief, is being open and clear about money, understanding that it bears no relation whatsoever to our inherent value.
From March 2021 to March 2022, our first financial year, our income was £347,412. Our biggest cost is the team remuneration, followed by marketing/advertising and website costs. Currently our worker team consists of fifteen part-time members, five full time members and four volunteer members. All the paid team members are remunerated at £15/hour capped at £2500 per month. Many of us work 70+ hours a week bringing our hourly wage down to below £8/hour. We have eight volunteer steering committee members and many more volunteers making up our committees. Our annual report and accounts will be posted on the EbMCsquared website soon, as it is key to our values to remain transparent.
I don’t think there’s a single one of us who does not work overtime, pretty much all of the time. Most if not all of our team members have essentially accepted a dramatic reduction in their income to be able to do this work. We do this because it’s rewarding and an honour to serve humanity at this time of great crisis.
I’m sharing this with you to hopefully give insight into what goes on behind the scenes at World Council for Health and our various initiatives.
Our biggest need is regular monthly donors. Having a steady monthly income would help to secure our future and give us the energy we need to give more and do more. Please consider giving value for value, either by contributing regularly here, or through the World Council for Health website.
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Coming up… a special event for paid Substack subscribers
In terms of giving value for value, I also want to acknowledge the support of paid subscribers to this Substack and offer something extra in return. So, coming soon will be an opportunity for paid subscribers to ask me questions directly in a special online video session. Expect an email with more details on this very soon. If you would like to receive this email and be part of it, you just need to upgrade to a paid subscription if you haven’t already.