Hey, MGM! (That's southern for Hi)
Thanks for the information - do you know if the rest of the world is set up uniformly like the US?
I have the KM where it explains HOW the donation system is to be carried out (but not with me).
1. Publishers are graciously given the literature for free by the Watchtower Society.
2. Publishers are - in KM - strongly appealed to to put in an appropriate donation at the time of picking up their literature for the amount of money we had been previously paying for the literature. And they gave us suggested list prices.
3. When we place the literature with only interested ones and ask for a donation, we are to ask for donation to help the world wide preaching work.
4. As explained in the KM, we are NOT asking for a donation to cover the cost of the literature. So, therefore, the person at the door is not contributing for the literature, but to the world wide preaching effort.
AS SUCH, according to this KM, all contributions to the world wide preaching effort are to be deposited in the proper box at the Kingdom Hall.
Soooooooo, the publisher is the one really donating money to the Society for the literature. The person at the door, if they wish to donate, is donating to the world wide preaching work. The publisher is not compensated at all for his money.
I will look up this KM tonite again - I never understood the concept until I actually reread the KM again. Sounds like double payment to me.
Are all the publishers world wide now paying, "donating," for the Watchtower literature?