Promotion through donations during lifetime
Any voluntary donation that a giftgiver makes to a gift recipient is a donation during his lifetime. Donations generally do not require a written contract. They are completed upon transfer (liquid assets, securities, valuables, etc.).
Free donation or earmarked donation?
A free donation makes it possible to address new, not yet fully known future impulses as well as to cover the ongoing basic costs. There are also many tasks that are difficult to describe in detail. The free donation makes it possible in a special way freedom spaces for the work. With the purpose-donated donation the intention of the donor is realized in the concrete. The enthusiasm for a project and the concrete financial participation let the thing develop.
If you want to support the Goetheanum as a whole or a specific project, but the transfer of your donation can be made later or in installments, then a written gift or a donation agreement can be useful and helpful. In this way, your intention can already be scheduled at the current time.
Donations with right of recession
When donating assets, it may be contractually agreed that e.g. in case of personal need, a partial or total recall and repayment of the donation is possible without justification. So the donor has a security for the personal emergency. The right of recidivism is only for the donor himself, it expires at the death of the donor.
Donation of land and buildings
Donations of land and buildings require a public notarized contract and the entry in the land register.
Donation while preserving the beneficiary
It can also be agreed that the benefit of the donation is due to donor himself. (Example: donation of a property, whereby the donor reserves the right of residence.)
Donation of usufruct rights
Another possibility is the donation of an income, respectively the usufruct rights of an asset, without this part of the wealth itself being given. (Eg donation of a percentage of the income from a company investment, the yield of securities or the use of real estate, etc.)