Fundraising & Not-for-Profit Objective

Intersociety has since its formation in July 2008 turned its back against raging concept of zero foreign grants-for-zero rights activism (i.e. where there is zero foreign grants, there is zero rights activism or advocacy)or sharing of stolen public funds-for-political image laundering of looter-political actors, which has remained the stock-in-trade of many rights based NGOs in the present political dispensation in Nigeria.  

We hold uncompromising view that human rights activism or advocacy is strictly a not-for-profit activity or rendering of selfless service to humanity and society, which is why lay volunteerism and in-kind or expert volunteerism are highly encouraged in our organization and beyond. Modern CSOs (i.e. all non-state actor institutions other than armed opposition groups) have broadly been divided into: business or profit enterprises, social enterprises or semi profits (i.e. churches) and not-for-profit organizations (i.e. rights based NGOs).

Intersociety was not set up for profit making or as a business enterprise, but as non-governmental and not-for-profit rights based group incorporated in Nigeria. The total costs of our activities since 2008 have been 40% cash expenditure and 60% in-kind and volunteer supports; likewise other goodwill supports especially substantially free publication of our activities by media friends and partners.

Therefore, we accept material and cash donations only from credible individuals and institutions including social foundations and funding agencies set up by governments strictly for promotion and advancement of human rights, democracy, rule of law and public and citizens’ security.

Such government social foundations include OSIWA set up by Government of Canada, DFID set up by Government of UK and USAID set up by Government of USA. We doubt if such Government foundations belonging to Government of Nigeria are in existence in the country.

The leadership of Onitsha Electronics Market had in 2016 donated a brown new 2900 Sumec Power Generator; likewise Emmanuel Mayah; a multiple international journalism award-winning journalist and Henry Oduenyi of the Nigerian Voice Online News who had in the same 2016 donated some electronic communication devices to Intersociety including an Apple palmtop. There are few other individuals within and beyond that had also responded to us in hour of our need from their legitimate earnings.

However, we do not accept cash and material donations circumstantially rooted in proceeds of corruption in Nigeria or any part thereof including individual foundations set up with corruption proceeds such as criminal oil blocs’ contracts or diverted and stolen public funds; or such evidentially or circumstantially linked to economic and financial crimes in Nigeria or beyond.

However, we do not accept cash and material donations circumstantially rooted in proceeds of corruption in Nigeria or any part thereof including individual foundations set up with corruption proceeds such as criminal oil blocs’ contracts or diverted and stolen public funds; or such evidentially or circumstantially linked to economic and financial crimes in Nigeria or beyond.

We do not also accept cash and material donations circumstantially linked to human trafficking, ritualism or drug trafficking with associated spilling of innocent human bloods whether within or outside Nigeria; likewise cash and materials circumstantially linked to other violent street criminal activities