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The 2021 Budget was approved at the November 10, 2020 board meeting: 2021 WAIA Draft Budget

On August 11, 2020 the Finance Committee presented our 2021 budget considerations to the WAIA board. Presentation docs can be viewed here:
3 Year WAIA budget Overview

In an effort to keep the membership informed during this challenging time we would like to share a brief three-minute video update from Leslie Backus, the Class A (nonalcoholic) treasurer of our General Service Board.
The GSO average monthly expenses are $1.4m (supported in a typical month by $730k in literature sales and $670k in contributions). April was already down to $685k, with a shortfall of $700K. This gap is expected to continue for 3-4 months without a call to the fellowship for contributions.
The full letter from GSO

On May 17, we held a Zoom workshop for treasurers interested in learning about the online tools available for collecting online/ virtual group contributions. You can view the agenda and notes from that meeting here:
WAIA Treasurer Workshop Notes May 17 2020
Sample Treasurer Script
2020 Budget (updated 11/7/2020)

(Monthly P&L, Balance Sheet and Board reports)
November 10, 2020
October 13, 2020
September 8, 2020
August 11. 2020
July 14, 2020
June 9, 2020
May 12, 2020
April 14, 2020
March 10, 2020
February 11, 2020
January 14, 2020

Resources for Treasurers

-New! SMF-223 – FAQ on Practicing the Seventh Tradition at Virtual Meetings
F-3 – Self-Support Where Money & Spirituality Mix
F-96 The AA Group Treasurer
MG-15 – AA Guidelines Finance
AA Tradition – How it Developed, Bill W. (Tradition 7 p8, 27-35) 
Traditions Checklist (Grapevine) 7th Tradition (p.3-4)

Digital Contributions Platform: This is a quick reference guide to various online digital payment platforms curated by the Intergroup serving San Francisco & Marin

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