I see from this forum that there is a lot of debate on how fundraisers are paid, especially when it comes to commission. My situation is slightly different from the ones covered on previous threads.
I am a volunteer organiser of fundraising events, but I am not associated with any charity.
I basically organise events and then donate all the profits to a local charity of my choice (normally local hospices or children's hospitals). For example my current project is the regional charity premier of Casino Royale and I will be donating all the profits to the Ty Hafan's Children's hospice in Wales. This event is expected to generate about £5k-£10k in profits.
I simply organise these events for fun of it, for the challenge and for the experience. (It is something I hope to do for a living in the future)
These events are now getting bigger and bigger and I am now finding myself having to take time off work to organise these events. This leaves me with no holidays.
When calculating the events profit to give to the charity, is it legal/ethical to deduct a charge for my time from the profits? Would I need to declare what I am doing to any governing bodies?
Don’t forget that these events are not done at the request of the charity. I come up with the event, organise the event and donate the profits.