EJA Finances - A Summary
The EJA is a voluntary organisation - nobody gets paid. Of course, the EJA does spend some money to reimburse the EJA board members for their expenses (phone, mailing, travel costs to EJA business meetings, etc.). The EJA financial activities can be summarized as follows:
- As a financial startup, the EJA each year offers a loan to EJC organisers. This loan is paid back after the conventions, and so it's overall neutral.
- Recently, the EJA has also started to establish a system to provide a financial cover/guarantee for EJC organisers. This is mainly to insure the local organisers against financial losses due to lower attendance than expected - at least to some extent. As a large part of the EJC budget comes from entrance fees paid by the attending jugglers, this is always a big unknown.
- The preregistration for EJCs (which is organised by the EJA in several countries) is neutral. These funds are only collected by the EJA and then transfered to the local organisers.
- The EJA has no regular, reliable income. To support its work, the EJA mainly relies on donations from the organisers of the European Juggling conventions. If an EJC closes with a loss or the organisers are not willing to donate (some or all of) their surplus to the EJA, the EJA has no income.