Kurt Jansson wrote:
see why not. We would just have to charge more for each item so
that the leftover money can go to the foundation.
I mean, would it be a problem with our non-profit status?
No, it would not. Unrelated business income, if we have any, is
potentially taxable, that's all.
Why do we link to them then? I think it's stupid
to provide a link
to Amazon, but not to take the money.
It's sort of a compromise, but yes, a very strange one. :-)
My own view is that it is unlikely that the Amazon link would bring in
very much money anyway. It's incidental revenue at best. If I'm
right, then there's no reason to have a big discussion and fight over
something that wouldn't matter much anyway.
I estimate, by the way, that if we accepted google adwords ads, we
could bring in $20,000-$40,000 per month right now. So if we want to
have a big fight, we should fight about that. :-)