Here's how the money is spent: listed below are TransitPeople expenses from 1999 through 2013. Excluded are transit, admission, accounting and printing expenses contributed as 'in kind' donations by our supporters.
2013 Notes: The insurance figure above includes an $1,194 rebate. Legal and accounting fees are for assistance with dissolution and final tax preparation.
2012 Notes: The insurance figure above was offset by a $1,500 rebate. As indicated in the notes for 2011, the TransitPeople phone number is now a business cell phone, with a monthly tab of approximately $82.
2011 Notes: Transit costs were much higher than in years past, as we now pay for all our own transit expenses. The TransitPeople phone number is now a business cell phone, with a monthly tab of approximately $82. The insurance figure above was offset by a $1,732 rebate.
2010 Notes: Teachers booked more trips to low or no cost destinations in 2010, which kept our admissions costs down. Our insurance tab was once again offset by a rebate from our insurer, this time for $1,161.
2009 Notes: The insurance cost noted above was offset by a $718 rebate. Most 'inventory purchases' were for jerseys and other gear for newly-qualifying teacher-trip leaders.
2008 Notes: This year, TransitPeople received a one-time donation of stock shares to establish an endowment fund. The stock shares were sold within a week of receipt, but still lost $3,250 of value from the date on which they officially became ours to the date on which they were liquidated. This is the ‘investment loss’ referred to above.
The insurance cost noted above was offset by an $813 rebate.
2007 Notes: This year admission, insurance and transit costs accounted for 84% of expenditures. Most training related costs were for first aid training for trip leaders.
2006 Notes: This year admission, insurance and transit costs accounted for slightly less than 90% of expenditures. Our insurer changed its rate on one component of our insurance coverage, which lowered our yearly premium.
2005 Notes: Admission, insurance and transit costs accounted for slightly more than 85% of expenditures this year. Most training related costs were for Red Cross training for trip leaders. Inventory expenses were for jerseys, first aid gear and emergency rain ponchos.
2004 Notes: Once again, over 90% of expenditures were for admission, insurance and transit costs. As in 2002, our insurance premium rose due to continued program growth. Post office box rental is now included in 'Postage/delivery.'
2003 Notes: Over 90% of expenditures this year were for admission, insurance and transit costs. 'All other' includes post office box rental, bank charges, delivery charges and sales tax.
2002 Notes: Increased program participation added an extra $1,075 to our insurance costs. Inventory purchases are for jerseys, first aid kits and a 100 copy trial run of our aquarium booklet (originally classified as a printing expense).
2001 Notes: The generosity of our supporters enabled us to book more trips to premium admission-charging educational destinations. 'History booklet' expenses are for 2,000 copies of the TransitPeople transportation history booklet; board member Tim Adams paid for this expense. Inventory purchases are for jerseys, first aid kits, rain ponchos and transit pass badge holders. 'Training related' is for background investigation and Red Cross training for Trip Leaders. 'All other' includes bank charges, post office box rental and materials consumed by Trip Leaders during trips.
2000 Notes: 'All other' includes trademark expenses, bank account fees, post office box rental and materials consumed by Trip Leaders during trips. Inventory purchases are for TransitPeople jerseys, first aid kits and emergency rain ponchos. Printing expenses are for a TransitPeople flier.
1999 Notes: 1999 Notes: 'All other' includes trademark expenses and bank account fees. Inventory purchases are for TransitPeople t-shirts.