The group account - for civic involvement

We offer an account that a group of people can manage together. So you can take action and start your project also without a legal form.

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Gruppenkonto für bürgerschaftliches Engagement auf der elinor Plattform

Nothing should stand in the way of good projects. With the group account, all groups and young initiatives can easily get started

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How can the group account facilitate civic involvement?

Spend your energies and resources on your concerns and projects and do not waste them in creating unnecessary structures. You don’t need any associations or complicated contracts. In few steps you can open a group account and collect money or donations from your supporters. You take care of your project and we help you with a framework and the management of your money movements.

The group account helps you even if you have no legal form or a classic bank account. It is suitable for: initiatives, petitions, neighbourhood festivals, neighbourhood help and charity actions. You can start the group account as a loose, free group and decide jointly and democratically on the outgoing payments as needed. All group members have always insight in all transactions. You decide what costs you have for the use of the elinor platform.

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User feedback

After a long search, we found elinor to be the perfect account for our citizens' initiative: low administrative effort and at the same time a high level of transparency and co-determination. Through our group account we collect donations and pay our invoices - it's very uncomplicated!

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Tips about finances and social engagement

How do you finance social engagement?

In the case of social and civic engagement, it can happen that costs are incurred in addition to the time invested: for example travel expenses, office supplies or premises. You can cover these costs yourself or collect donations for them.

Why do you need an account for a project or initiative?

Money is a necessary tool. Without an easy way to raise and manage money, most projects, initiatives and movements have a hard time becoming a reality. With an account it is possible, for example, to collect donations or to collect a monthly membership fee. However, in order to open a bank account as a group, you need a legal form. If the foundation of the association is still pending or is not even being considered, you can use the elinor group account for transparent management of the joint funds.

How can you do something good with money?

In order to get involved socially, you can invest time or money in a project that you care about. Our platform already oversees a number of projects that depend on donations. But you can also start your own project. The elinor group account gives you the chance to organize the funds from your fundraiser.

The group account - for civic involvement

Civic involvement requires opportunities for taking action together. With our group account you can manage money collectively.

Create group account