Den Haag Greeters is a foundation and we have asked the Dutch government to issue an ANBI (Algemeen Nut Beogende Instelling) certification. With this certification, we are allowed to receive gifts without having to pay taxes. Other benefits of ANBI status includes, but not exclusively, the opportunity to receive free services from suppliers such as Google making it easier to find the foundation online.
This certification will not influence our goals or way of working.
The board of the Den Haag Greeters Foundation has four members:
Jos Nusse; Chairman – Secretary
Marc van Zessen; Treasurer – ICT – Social Media
The Den Haag Greeters Foundation does not pay any fees to the board. All board members are 100% voluntary.
The Den Haag Greeters Foundation aims for growth in the future, both in the number of Greeters as well as in the of Greets. We have a Strategic Plan (sorry, only available in Dutch) that you can read here.
The core of our activities – of course – is taking visitors for a walk through the city.
The number of Greets we did is related to the season. In summers there are more tourists in the city and we are able to match between 50 and 75 meetings (Greets) every month.
In the winter however the number of tourists is low and our matching drops down to app. 20 Greets a month.
Over the last couple of years we see In order te meet growing demands, we have organized a campaign in order to find more Greeters in 2018. The board was a little disappointed we only got some respons – three people became a Greeter.
You can reach the Foundation by mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.