I’ve decided to donate a minimum of 5% of the revenue generated by my writing ventures (dare I say career?). This will be on an on-going basis, starting at day one.
That number could be increased. However I don’t want to make bigger promises if I don’t know for sure they’re feasible. Once I have a handle on my sales volume and ongoing expenses, I’ll revisit and reconsider the percentage. I would love to make it a steady 10%, eventually.
As soon as I publish my first piece and start earning income, I will start setting aside the money. The money allotted for charity will be dispersed quarterly. The amount and allocation by organization will be posted on the blog. I think just for the sake of awesomeness, I’ll donate in the name of “Fans of B.D. Thomas” or “B.D. Thomas Readers”.
I have a particular fondness for secular charities which help the under-served poor, women, children, and animals.
At the moment, my favorite charities are:
I may direct my quarterly donations to other charities, obviously. This will all depend on where I feel it needs to go at the time.
I’ll always be transparent, though.
I reserve the right to donate it to any non-profit of my choosing. I invite you all to make suggestions if there’s a group you’d like me to consider, however. The topic is open for discussion in the comments below 🙂
Thank you, and happy reading!