Transparent Civil Society Initiative

In Germany, there are no uniform disclosure requirements for civil society organizations. In 2010, on the initiative of Transparency International Deutschland e.V., numerous stakeholders from civil society and academia defined ten basic points that every civil society organization should make accessible to the public. These include the articles of association, the names of key decision-makers and information on the source of funds, use of funds and personnel structure.

So far, 1895 organizations have joined the initiative (as of February 2024) with the aim of making their own work transparent for the public and for donors, thereby strengthening trust and credibility.


FinnDomingo e.V. has joined the Transparent Civil Society Initiative and provides the following information on this website in accordance with the voluntary commitment:

  • FinnDomingo: Projekte für verantwortungsvolle Tierhaltung e.V. is based in Wittlich and was founded in 2018.
  • Contact person
  • Complete statutes and organizational goals
  • Information on tax concessions: FinnDomingo e.V. is exempt from corporation tax due to the promotion of development cooperation according to the notice of exemption (StNr. 43/657/23018) of the Wittlich tax office dated July 20, 2023 in accordance with § 5 para. 1 no. 9 KStG and in accordance with § 3 no. 6 GewStG from trade tax.
  • Name and function of key decision-makers:
    Alexander Stähr (Chairman, project support, social media, focus: politics) / Theresia Egle (Deputy Chairwoman, member support, sponsorships, focus: charity) /Ellen Stähr, DVM (Treasurer, fundraising, project acquisition, voluntary service, focus: veterinary medicine) / Kristin Lorenz (Project Coordinator Chile, “Chilean Animal Protection Association” network, focus: education)
  • Activity report (Board report incl. outlook for 2024, report on project coordination in Chile)
  • Personnel structure: FinnDomingo e.V. does not employ any staff. The Executive Board works on a voluntary basis without any remuneration; the project coordinator in Chile receives an honorary allowance (see activity report and use of funds). Travel expenses are also reimbursed.
  • Information on the source of funds
  • Information on the use of funds
  • Corporate affiliation with third parties: Although FinnDomingo e.V. works with various partners, generally non-profit organizations, on individual projects, it is not affiliated with third parties under company law in any way.
  • Names of persons whose annual payments account for more than 10% of the total annual budget: All donations over € 100 are listed by name on page 15 of the 2022/2023 cash report (see Source of funds). There were no individual donations accounting for more than 10% of the total annual income.