The Whistleblower Center
Some of my readers have proposed that I should start a non-profit whistleblower center.
I think that's an outstanding idea. So I have now started "The Whistleblower Center."
Right here on this blog.
The idea with a non-profit is that there are some tax benefits. That assumes you get people contributing to the cost of running the "Center." But I don't think paying taxes will be a problem, considering some of the comments from my readers who could not afford the $10 price of "The Whistleblower." Normally a new book is released in hard cover with a cost of $25, which we wanted to avoid, so to assist in purchasing this real-life thriller we set this low price; I guess we didn't realize that this too, was a difficult hurdle to overcome . . .
So I haven't bothered registering as a non-profit, and will simply continue to run as a for profit enterprise and pay taxes. Should contributions start to flow in (yeah, right) I will change that. But zero income makes it easy to pay zero taxes even if you are a for-profit-entity.
Anyone with any thoughts on companies interested in contributing money, let me know (ha ha). Or any other organizations interested in supporting such an effort (those may exist, a couple at least).
So what's the purpose here?
And if there are any wanna-be whistleblowers out there, feel free to write to me, and I may respond in private or I may respond on this blog so we can all learn, unless you tell me not to.
That's it. Now it is up to you!
For a moment I toyed with the idea of putting up one of those "contribute buttons," but I figured based on the response to my question about who had read my book, that this would probably scare away around 90% of my readers and then there would only be me and the Pfizer lawyers left reading this blog. Scary thought.
After all, talk is cheap, coming here is free, and actually spending money on whistleblowers . . . well something tells me most of my readers will think that is a fabuous idea, as long as it doesn't cost them anything.