The organisational work depends on the volunteer efforts of Subud
members, without which it could not function at all, whether at
local, national or international level.
No fees are charged for doing the latihan and all costs are largely
met through voluntary contributions from members. If members wish
to contribute financially to the activities of Subud at the international
level, there are three ways members might help.
The World Subud Association organizes its finances in accordance with internationally accepted financial standards for non-profit organizations and is registered in the District of Colombia, USA, as a non-profit corporation. Read financial statements and more here.
1. Pledge 3 - 5% of income
Bapak has advised that members contribute 3 - 5% of their income
to Subud. These donations can be given locally at group or national
level. Some part of the donation will be used at group and national
levels, varying according to local needs, but in all cases a proportion
will be forwarded to ISC for international purposes. Members can
also make additional donations directly to the Executive Committee if they wish.
2. Earmarked donations
If members wish to make a donation specifically aimed at some aspect
of the international work such as International Helper travel, Archives,
etc, it will be allocated for this purpose only.
3. The Muhammad Subuh Foundation
The World Subud Association has set up the MSF, which was legally
established in 1991 in the USA, to receive capital donations, bequests
and legacies, and to support the long term aims of the WSA, with
prudent fund management. There is strict restriction on the use
of the principal of these funds and the income from it will be used
for programs which are identified by the MSF, jointly with the WSC,
as promoting the long term development of Subud, e.g. the acquisition
of Subud Houses, Subud Centres, educational and social projects,
the preservation and publication of Bapak's works and an international
Reports, financial statements and more may be found here.