Wed 8 Nov 2017 2:26PM

What Costs Does The Internet Party Have?

M Martyn Public Seen by 85

@jobooth this is probably targeted towards you seeing as I'm not sure who our treasurer is at the moment. What costs do we have as a Party currently? Do we have outgoings that are being covered? Do we have any costs with being registered with the Electoral commission?


IP Jo Booth Tue 14 Nov 2017 12:29PM

Regular bills that get paid are for the infrastructure costs - for example web hosting - as per https://internet.org.nz/needs-tech - we have a few ways we could reduce these - ideally member hosted or donated. As a net - our live streams cost to run, but bring in donations which help offset the costs. Loomio and the rest of our tech stack costs too.

Our largest costs are for people to do the essential things - so the more volunteer help we get, the less this costs. Thankfully much of our digital advertising work this time round was covered by the electoral commission bulk allocations - some $50K+

We're currently doing a wrap up of election expenses (money and money-like substances used to influence the vote) and should be able to release stats on that too - certainly it'll be audited, submitted to and published by the electoral commission in the new year.

But yes - @jobooth prefers not to deal with money - he likes free


Martyn Tue 14 Nov 2017 2:35PM

Free is always good! Do we have a list of essential jobs that need to be covered? I know we have a call for volunteers but it'd be good to have people who know what they are doing and have done those jobs professionally.

Personally I would like all those jobs and skillsets taught and developed through the Party but that'll be a long term goal I think.


Fred Look Tue 14 Nov 2017 7:51PM

domain name
ssl cert
audit of annual return