Why shoun’t I use others services?
LocalDonation has lots of features platforms like PayPal, Kickstarter, GoFundMe and betterplace don’t have.
Who is able to create an organisation?
Everybody is able to create an organisation.
Which organisation settings are possible?
Guidelines can get written in organisation description. LocalDonation enables adjustable organisation settings like membership administration, local refrence, membership subscription monetization, votings for example on money usage, privacy settings like anonymous postings and votings, suggesting actions for the organisation, commenting, identitiy card verification for organisation users, sub organisations, offering crypto currency payments and deduct organisation contributions with usual contributions like taxes or rents.
Can I create a new nation?
Yes. According to law of nations everbody is able found a nation. You can found it as long as the selected area doesn’t belong to another ones nation territory. LocalDonation makes nation founding as easy and fast as possible. Users are citizens, subscriptions and donations are taxes and votings democracy.
Why should I donate to a government or public entities when I already pay my taxes?
The current tax systems don’t make sence. There are high administration costs, irrational nationalistic use, high depts which sometimes have high interest rates that they have to pay back, governments do corruption like money laundering for example through genocides, war, coal and weapon support and local projects too rarely get funded.
By concrete donations projects can get funded for which governments usually don’t have enough money for. It’s ensured that the governments don’t use the donations to repay any depts or do corruption with it. A lot of money that was before untaxed can get accessed for public benefit through the process of donating. Also projects in the public space that are independent from taxes can be realized like in the public transport.
Lots of public space services can get funded because they have no free market competition and are independend from the tax system and the governments democracy.
This is specially interesting in regions where governments fail to establish tax systems to prevent genocides through hyperinflation and corruption.
Can I pay my taxes through LocalDonation?
Yes. LocalDonation is compatible with the established tax systems and lets governments coordinate them more efficient.
Is donating to governments corruption?
No. The process of donating to governments for concrete projects is very old established and usually only needs to be approved by a voting from the government for each project.
Can I also do investments on LocalDonation?
Why should I donate when I can invest?
Donations don’t expect a revenue on investment so the funded projects doesn’t necessarily need to make money by monetization and can be used freely.
Does every donation count?
In the standard settings yes. It’s creatable that all donations together get donated when the demanded donation goal gets reached. Interim donation goals are also creatable.
Can I also implement the projects without money?
Yes, you can also implement the projects without any donations and just and building licence and physical contributions.
How can I receive money from an a organisations?
You can receive money by delegation of organisation subscriptions, direct donations, applying to biddings, coordinating investments in companies and loans.
Why can I suggest donation projects as well as creating them?
The donation receiver doesn’t risk harmig his public image as the project has already been suggested and has support in the form of donation pledges and positive opinions expressed though comments and votings by the community. The donation receiver can decide then if he creates a project or not. Furthermore, the donation receiver can decide the privacy settings, choosing for it to be either publicly visible, visible only to the community, or completely private.
Can I suggest projects without any money support?
Yes, you can coordinate organisations without any money.
Why do you have an anonymous function?
Anonymous postings and votings enable direct communication from peoples to organisations without the possibility of getting shamed in public.
Will LocalDonation change the necessity of a wealth tax?
No. The current tax systems still need to be fairer. Through donations it will never be possible to raise as much money as possible to raise through taxes. Only governments are allowed to take citizens property. Thats unique.
Do the rich people decide what gets build?
Not completely. The process of donating to governments is very old and is already often done and is currently just sticked to a lot of backroom politics and political relations. We make it only as easy, transparent and democratic as possible to donate to governments. We have two voting steps: first the citizens vote, then the governments. The voting is the first importance factor for decisions money is second. The tax deductibility is in most countries only for work income. The rich people usually made their money with investment returns and are therefore not able to put the donations in tax return. Nevertheless we are relying on the rich people’s money to be able to face humanities challenges. Furthermore is planned that everybody is able to decide on which amount of donations he applies to a project to implement it.
Get richer regions better funded?
Not completely. Through donations the governments can save money in richer regions which can be used in poorer regions.
Can I write donations in tax return?
Whether the donations are tax-deductible or not depends on the country and the institution responsible for the project and the country of the donator. In Germany donations to governments are usually tax-deductible. Means donators get on up to 20% of the work income their taxes back when they donate them to charitable organisations.
Don’t I sabotage the local governments financially through the tax deductibility of donations?
Usually the national governments repay the taxes. The German national government is usually wealthier than the local governments. But that differs from country to country.
What am I allowed to post?
LocalDonation fights for freedom of speech and fights against senceless regulations and corruption.
In which row do the governments consider the suggestions?
We demand in the row of the best voting score from local votes an answer from the governments on the suggestions.
Is everybody able to vote everywhere?
We have a filter planned that distinguishes local votes from general votes. Only local votes are counted in the relevant row of requests from the government. That states also the German petition law.
How long does it take until a government replies to a suggestion?
It can last years until a suggestion gets a response. It is the duty for governments in some countries like Germany to accept or reject the suggestions because we legally form them as petitions and the German petition law obliges the governments to consider the petitions. But they don’t need to state a reason for their decision. Other countries might have different participation mechanisms.
Will there be the necessity of identity card verification?
It dependes on the organisation settings. Without votings can be manipulated. In addition this increases the incentive for a possitive communication because people can get legally prosecuted. Also the location is determined though the identity card what is relevant for the distinction between local and general votes.
Which privacy settings do you offer?
You can vote publicly or privately. The same for donations. We do an anonymous function where you can post and comment completely anonymously.
Why do you support blockchain technology?
Crypto currencies are especially interesting at corruption for the traceability of donations and in regions with a high currency inflation rate to protect the donations value against the regions currency inflation rate. Blockchain technology enables further payment processing possibilities in comparison to old payment providers like further intermediate steps and trust account possibilities. Votings also can be done manipulation secured.
Which crypto currencies do you support?
Is the software open source?
Yes. The software is open source. On that way everybody can develop new features and adjust the platform to local regulations or needs.