Donate to Us
We welcome questions, suggestions, volunteer or media inquires at CEteam@chosonexchange.org. While we cannot answer all questions because of the number of emails we receive, we try our best to be in touch. Please be patient!
Choson Exchange is incorporated in the Republic of Singapore as a non-profit under the name “Choson Exchange SG Limited” (No. 201116860R). It is governed by the Companies Act (Cap.50) and is officially a Public Company Limited by Guarantee. We also have a sister organization in the US, a non-profit registered in the State of New York under “Choson Exchange, Inc.”, that has submitted an application for tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) of the International Revenue Code which, if approved, will allow donations to be deductable from US federal income tax (to the extent permitted by law).
We have three program categories: (a) small group workshops; (b) global internships; and (c) academic immersion, with mentoring and internship components. Sponsors are welcome to provide funding support in any amounts for general administrative costs or program-specific support.
We accept small sums of sponsorship via Visa/Mastercard through Paypal (firstname.lastname@example.org) which will go towards general operational costs and/or different programs we organize. For larger funding sums or program-specific funding, we recommend that you contact us by email.
Other forms of sponsorship, such as helping us with training workshops as a workshop leader, developing content or supporting us with knowledge and expertise are also greatly appreciated. If you are an institution with knowledge and experience in the sectors relevant to our programs, your partnership will enable us deliver high quality content. If you are an individual in academia and/or industries with knowledge and practical experiences, help us develop and deliver relevant and easily comprehensible programs. You would also be welcome to consider participating in our programs as a guest lecturer who might be able travel at your own expenses or get involved with assisting our programs outside of North Korea.
We will do our best to accommodate offers of assistance and find a role that could best match your professional background and experiences. We also appreciate less-conventional offers of support which could provide new ideas on what we can and should do.
Reporting Details & Registration Status
1. We treat details with privacy. If you wish to be acknowledged as a donor publicly (e.g. on our website and other materials), please email email@example.com with your receipt, name and contact information (i.e. email; this will not be shared) or indicate this in a message during the payments process.
2. Unless otherwise discussed and agreed upon, sponsorships will be used only to cover direct costs related to our programs and support Choson Exchange’s operating costs including transport, accommodation, publication materials and stationary at the discretion of Choson Exchange’s executive team. Financial records will be published annually to track spending.
3. We welcome requests by previous sponsors for updates on how their money is spent. We also have an independent external audit board member who will review all financial records and approve major expenses in additional to an annual accounting statement submitted in Singapore.