The Zeitgeist Movement Global did not start taking general donations until July of 2016 to cover basic costs given growing needs. More can be read about this on the Support page.
However, the ethic core promoted by TZM is in the interest of utilizing people's time and energy, not their money. It is generally expected that those who are facilitating their regional Chapter and
related Projects/Events are willing to allow for the inevitable financial losses they incur for the greater good.
The only exception is the universal allowance of Official Chapters to generate and distribution a Shirt or similar supporting articles to help cover the costs of their website and/or related
expenses. This is acceptable for it is also a culturally supported means of communication.
Any chapter donations sought otherwise can only be time and project specific. For example, if a Town-hall requires $200 to obtain a venue, a trackable "Chip'in" Widget or the like may be setup in an
effort to meet that exact value.
Likewise, events that require ticket sales must reflect a break even scenario within a certain threshold.
For instance, if the cost to rent a venue is $200 and the venue holds 50 people, the ticket price would be of $4.00 assuming full capacity will be met.
The integrity of The Movement and hence its members and chapters is reflected, in part, by the explicit lack of any financial gain inherent in the exercise. More importantly, it is also recognized
that money is the most prominent corrupting factor in the world today, sociologically, and without that possible abusive propensity/interference, The Zeitgeist Movement will only strengthen these
facts in its focus.