Organization

It's all about maximum transparency

Use of funds

It’s all about maximum transparency. Clear communication about the benefits raised and spending of these benefits, is essential to gain and maintain confidence. Our goal is to redirect as much of the money raised by our participants to the final projects. You can find more information on this subject in our core values.

We spend the money collected by the participants of MoveS Flagship Events and participants of Your MoveS on selected projects that ultimately deliver the greatest possible benefits for MS patients now and in the future.

We work closely with the existing MS organizations such as the Dutch ‘Nationaal MS Fonds’ and MS Research. Their Advisory Board and Scientific Council help us to nominate projects to which funds raised by MoveS will be allocated to. They will also do the final check on allocation of the funds.

We have decided to work this way because MoveS is an independent fundraiser initiative and should stay independent. We will not find the cure for MS, but we will raise the funds for research needed to achieve this goal.

By working with existing organizations, that have specialized boards and councils, MoveS avoids additional overhead costs and can spend the money raised on projects that will ultimately result in the greatest benefits for MS patients, now and in the future.

MoveS wants people to create their own projects, their own MoveS. We understand that this might result in a situation where an initiator has a specific project he or she wants the funds allocated to. In this case we will consult on if and how funds can be allocated.

On short term we hope to give you more detailed information on selected projects and initiatives.

It's all about maximum transparency

Core values

Maximum transparency is our starting point. Clear communication about the benefits raised and spending of these benefits, is essential to gain and maintain confidence. We will provide transparent financial information on a quarterly and annual basis. This financial information will make clear what the uses of funds are, organizational costs and expenses incurred by the organization.

We aim to minimize the costs related to our flagship events, our platform and back-office costs and cover these costs with participant’s registration fees and event sponsors. We will communicate transparently whether we are successful in realizing this ambition. If we are not successful in this ambition we will be obliged to fund this from the donations realized by Flagship participants and Your MoveS participants. But again, we will do our utmost to succeed in our ambition. Any excess funds will of course be used for selected projects.

If sponsorship in kind occurs, it will be capitalized as much as possible or they will directly benefit the event, examples are e.g. food and drinks, logistics services and or event materials.

Our goal is to get as much of the money raised by our participants to the selected projects. We work closely with existing MS organizations such as the Dutch ‘Nationaal MS Fonds’ and MS Research. Their Advisory Board and Scientific Council help us to nominate projects to which funds raised by MoveS will be allocated to. They will also do the final check on allocation of the funds. We will make upfront agreements with these organization on the administrative costs needed by these organizations to fulfill their part of the agreement (allocate the funds to projects).

Our cultural DNA is determined by our mission, ‘Together for an MS-free world’. This implies that decisions are made with our mission in mind.

To MoveS all contributions are equal, big or small. We strongly believe it is not the size that matters, but the movement itself.

Key to the success of MoveS is that everyone is able to join, people with or without MS. This implies that our Flagship events provide a challenge for everyone. The sponsoring commitment is to be determined per Flagship event. If a participant is not able to fulfill the commitment we will assist the participant in reaching the goal. Why? since our ambition is also to inspire MS-patients to keep moving.

MoveS Team

team-edwin

Edwin

I must have been 6 years old when I was told my mother was diagnosed with MS. Since then MS is a recurring theme in my life. I have gained a lot of respect for my mother, the way she deals with her disease. Read more

team-ivar

Ivar

My name is Ivar Schutte, I live with Mirthe and together we have two great kids. Working as a marketing manager, commerce plays a decisive role. That’s fine, but I believe there is more. Read more

team-thomas

Thomas

I was diagnosed with MS when I was 29 years old. It felt like being struck by lightning, suddenly your future looks completely different. Because of MS I do have limitations but MS will not slow down my ambitions. Read more

@ 2016 Stichting MoveS | Gesponsored door Redkiwi