Re: Non-Profit Dojo?
Yeah, I didn't word that all that well. Basically my point was two things. One is the common misconception of a non-profit is that it is somehow channeling all of its resources into some "good thing". Basically a charity, church, etc. The other is the misconception that the employees do what they for very little. Neither is necessarily true.
And I'm certainly not saying it is a bad thing either in many cases.
Anyway, the point being that being a non-profit tends to carry a "gloss" of nobility along with it that doesn't necessarily really reflect reality.
The other side of the coin is that non-profits still have to pay all the various payroll taxes. And since in my experience many aikido dojo that I know of that don't have non-profit status are often pretty close to making no profit as it is, well, it doesn't seem to me it makes much difference if they're for profit or non-profit. The end result is the same. Just different paperwork.