The role of donations

The BetaCodex Network is strictly non-commercial. There are also no membership fees. Thus, financial donations are crucial to help advancing the network and its more resource-consuming projects.
How are donations to BetaCodex Network being used? We apply two simple principles to this, in order to generate transparency, trust and responsibility:

  • Donations will be exclusively dedicated to finance joint network projects, such as the development of the BetaCodex Network web portal, web-based tools, special membership activities, and academic projects.
  • Donations will never be used for the continuous income generation of Associates.

If you would like to make a donation, then please offer to be a sponsor for one or more projects, or sponsor a local BBTN event. Donors will be listed on the website (indluding a web link), but only members will have a profile on the online forum. Further principles:

  • BetaCodex Network Associates, or teams of Associates, will invite corporate members to donate for specific projects.
  • Donations will be publicized on the portal (if agreed to by the donor), for increased transparency, and recognition.
  • Annually, BetaCodex Network will report on donations and its use, in a report published on this portal.

 
Currently, we welcome donations for the following projects which have been proposed by BetaCodex Network Associates:

  1. BetaCodex organizational structure 3D simulator (in flash animation)
    This project is about developing a computer simulation/game/movie in Flash format that shows the transformation from a traditional, hierarchical organization to a Beyond Budgeting cell structure network. The simulator is conceived to be accessible to the general audience - without cost. The project concept has been written up and we have identified a provider in Ukraine who can co-develop with us a version 1.0, including graphics, movies and some gaming functions.
    Total estimated project cost: about 7.500,00 EUR.
    If you wish to support this project, please get in touch with Gebhard Borck or Valérya Carvalho
     
  2. BetaCodex online diagnostic
    For owners, boards, leaders and organization members in general, it is important to find out where they and their organizations stand, compared to the principles of the BetaCodex. We wish to provide an online diagnostic tool which enables any kind of user, and any kind of organization, to generate a personal or a group diagnostic by using a free, online questionnaire. The diagnostic is conceived to be accessible to the general audience - without cost.
    We have a clear idea about the results but the concept has not yet been fully developed. We have evaluated several open source tools which can be used to create the online questionnaire. Among the BetaCodex Associates, we already have the ability to create the questionnaire (e.g. using LimeSurvey), but we need additional resources to program the reporting engine, including the mathematical operations within the database.
    We welcome both financial donations and skilled web application developers capable of programming the reporting engine, including pdf export and mathematical operations within the database. 
    If you wish to support this project, please get in touch with Valérya Carvalho or Niels Pflaeging