MIA Budget

Projected expenses for the year 2002: Apprx.: $4300 USD

ISP fees: $1200
Domain Name registration: $75
CD-ROM distribution/Production: $2400 (1)
Checking account/PO Box/Buisness Liscense: $160 (2)

(1) Yearly expense for 300 CDs (for the 2003 Edition):
      CD cost: $2100
      Mail package: $.75
      Postage: $1.03 for domestic/Approx.: $3.50 for International or approx. $300 for the year
(2) Checking account fees: $116; PO Box: $44


We will begin this year with exact expenses and a running total of our cash-on-hand. Persuant to our Charter, we will maintain some cash reserves to meet contigency costs (higher DSL fees, equipment replacement, etc.) and to help defray the costs of free CD distributions to students of Marxism in poorer developing countries.

All expenses will be itemized as they occur.

Since the cost to produce the CD-ROM of the Marxists Internet Archive site were part of last year’s budget, the new cost for the 2003 Edition to be produced by December, approx. $2100, will be paid for by a projected sale of a mininum 90 of the 2002 CDs minus the cost to ship them (from $1 to $4.00 or approx. $300 average.)

It will take the sale of an additional 48 CD-ROMs to pay for the cost ($1200) of our DSL line. This brings a total of approx. 150 purchases/donations of the CD-ROM to make our budget work for this year.

Note on trade-mark fee. This is a projection we'd like to fill this year: purchase and registration of "www.marxists.org" as a trade mark name. The cost for this is $500 or, the total purchase/donations for an additional 20 CDs (plus the cost to deliver them).

This is total of approx. $4300 projected expenses. We have opened a credit card transfer service with Paypal.com. This allows users to purchase a CD or make donations to the MIA. There is a small transfer fee involved, about $1 USD per transaction.

This last year we relied heavily on donations to see us trough the CD-ROM production. If we can sell close to 200 of the 2002 CD-ROMs we will meet all our expenses and maintain our cash reserve. If you want to help contribute finanially to the Marxists Interent Archive, click on the word donations above!

Donations of $25 dollars or more pays for the production of the CD, it's shipping, and subsidizing of the monthly DSL fees for our server.

Received this year (2002):
  CD = CD bought; DN = Donation; Free = Free CD sent

Starting 2001 COH: $318.57IncomeDebt/ExpensesCOH: $318.57
CD 01/02 Edward Tokyo, Japan $25 -$3.50
CD 01/02 Guillaume Fonteny aux roses, France $25 -$3.20
Free 01/02 Mario Monterey, Mexico $0 -$3.20
Sub total$50.00 -$6.70 --> $41.10
Total $359.57
Free 01/06 Jayanth India $0 -$3.05
Free 01/06 Bruno Argenitna $0 -$3.05
CD 01/06 Herve Versailles, France $25.00 -$4.23 (Paypal.com fee and Postal fees)
CD 01/06 Sally St. Paul, USA $25.00 -$1.03
01/06 January DSL Fee -$100.00 --
Sub total$50.00 -$110.36 --> $-60.36
Total $299.21
CD 01/11 Gabriel Paris, France $25.00 -$4.23 (Paypal.com fee and Postal fees)
CD 01/11 Alejandro Mexico $25.00 -$2.68 (Paypal.com fee and Postal fees)
Free 01/11 Jose Mexico $0 -$1.65
Free 01/11 Andy Australia $0 -$3.20
Sub total $50.00 -$11.76 --> $38.24
Total $327.45
CD 01/17 Ahmet Bay Area, USA $25.00 -$1.03
CD 01/17 Doug Mpls, MN. USA $25.00 -$1.03
CD 01/17 Jane & Bernard Worschester, MA, USA $25.00 -$1.03
CD 01/18 Henry Seattle, USA $25.00 -$1.03
CD 01/18 Steven Chicago, USA $25.00 -$1.03
Sub total $125.00 -$5.15 --> $119.85
Total $447.30
CD 01/20 Bill Groton, CT, USA $25.00 -$1.03
DN 01/20 Brian Brighton, MA, USA $25.00 --
Sub total $50.00 -$1.03 --> $48.97
Total $496.27
CD 01/22 Bob Merriam, KS, USA $25.00 -$1.03
CD 01/23 Phillip London, England $25.00 -$3.20
CD 01/23 Gabriel Mexico $25.00 -$1.65
Sub total $75.00 -$5.88 --> $69.12
Total $566.09
CD 01/25 Anthony North Kansas City, USA $25.00 -$1.03
CD 01/26 Jim Albany, Georgia, USA $25.00 -$1.03
CD 01/26 Eric Chicago, USA $25.00 -$1.03
CD 01/26 Anthony Leeds, UK $25.00 -$3.20
Free 01/27 Valanein Albany, Georgia, USA -- -$3.05
CD 01/26 Breckl Berlin, Germany $25.00 -$3.20
CD 01/28 Bruno Portugal $25.00 -$3.20
Free 01/28 Anonymous United Arab Emirates -- -$3.05
01/06 “trotskyism.org” domain name fee (2 years) -$70.00 --
Sub total $150.00 -$88.79 --> $61.21
Total $624.30
CD 02/01 Andrew North Carolina, USA $25.00 -$1.03
Free 02/01 Rui Japan -- -$3.05
Free 02/01 Liu Shanghai, China -- -$3.20
Free 02/02 Dina Dhaka, Bangladesh -- -$3.20
Free 02/02 Rao India -- -$3.50
CD 02/02 Dina Dhaka, Bangladesh $25.00 -$3.20
02/04 February DSL Fee -$100.00 --
Sub total $50.00 -$117.98 --> $-67.98
Total $561.32
CD 02/05 Gyi Seoul, South Korea $25.00 -$3.20
8 CDs 02/05 Robert Manchester, England $250.00 -$18.00
02/04 Paypal fee adjustment for last month -$12.36 --
Sub total $275.00 -$33.56 --> $241.44
Total $802.76
CD 02/15 Kim Seoul, South Korea $25.00 -$4.40
Free 02/19 Vaide Lithuania -- -$3.50
Free 02/19 Anonymous Nepal -- -$3.50
Free 02/19 Anonymous Nepal -- -$3.50
Free 02/20 Anonymous Nepal -- -$3.50
Free 02/20 Workers & Peasants Party Nepal -- -$3.50
Free 02/20 Anonymous Indonesia -- -$3.50
Free 02/20 Troy Australia -- -$4.20
CD 02/21 Adel New York $25.00 -$1.03
CD/DN 02/23 Tran San Jose $50.00 -$1.03
Free 02/23 Anonymous Indonesia -- -$3.50
02/04 CD Mailers/Stamps/Misc Office items-$19.36 --
02/04 Yearly P.O. Box Fee-$45.00 --
Sub total $100.00 -$113.02 --> $-13.02
Total $799.74
CD 02/27 Prakash Virginia, USA $25.00 -$1.03
CD 02/27 Ellen Sactramento, CA, USA $25.00 -$1.03
Free 02/27 Sam Dresden, Maine, USA -- -$1.03
CD 02/27 James Washington, DC, USA $25.00 -$1.03
CD 02/27 John Sacramento, USA $25.00 -$1.03
Free 02/27 Nur Indonesia -- -$3.05
Free 02/27 Benny Sweden Free -$3.20
CD 02/27 Keeanga Chicago, USA $25.00 -$1.03
Sub total $125.00 -$12.70 --> $103.60
CD 02/28 Mike London, UK $25.00
CD 02/28 Hugh Leicester, UK $25.00
CD 03/01 Andrea Berekely, USA $25.00
CD 03/02 Massimiliano Rome, UK $30.00
CD 03/01 Rodolfo Shirly, MA, USA $25.00
CD 03/02 Cathrine Albany, NY, USA $25.00
FREE CD 03/02 Lifu Tawain
FREE CD 03/03 Anonymous Turkey
FREE CD 03/03 Jaing Univerity China
Sub total $180.00 Postage & Paypal Fees -$24.00 --> $156.00
03/04 March DSL fee-$100.00 --
Total $972.81