1) A fixed fee to pay each month to use the platform and no fees on each donation
2) A lower fixed fee to pay each month and some small percentage fee on each donation
3) Or finally, no fixed fee and a percentage on each donation
She said, that the last one would be certainly the best solution for her and after giving some thoughts, I thought she was right. I might be a lot easier to get the support from the next NPOs that way... I came up recently with an even better solution but...I'll keep it for later...suspense suspense...
Later, she told me that there were not so many incentives for corporations to make a donation to an NPO in Japan, because most of them don't have the status that allows those generous corporations to have a tax benefit from making a donation. Later, I got more details about this point when, I found this document written by Tamaki Onishi, a Ph.D. student at the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University. I consider this paper as my main source of information about the comparison between fundraising in the US and in Japan
I told her that I might need her support as a voice in the near future, to which she kindly agreed and gave me contact information of people in other NPOs. I had another supporter in the list...
End of Episode 12