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BiblicalTraining relies on the generosity of its users; we have no other regular funding. We are a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization and as such gifts are tax deductible under current laws of the US federal government.
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Monthly costs: $14,976.
|Office (including printing, shipping, phone, supplies):||$183|
|Hardware and software:||$417|
|Internet (access, hosting, registration):||$667|
|Website design and programming:||$1,250|
|Contracted work (accounting, legal, transcriptions, etc.):||$467|
|Personnel (one full-time, two half-time):||$10,224|
The cost to create an audio class for BTI: $3,000
Our goal is to tape teachers in a live class setting. In normal situations, this means that we cover the cost of recording and the professor donates the lectures. The cost of the actual recording averages $500 per class (shipping the recording equipment, buying supplies, paying a student to oversee the taping, etc.).
The lectures need to be edited and outlines created for each lecture. This takes roughly four times as long as the actual lecture. For example, a 30 hour lecture series takes 120 hours of editing and writing time, which amounts to approximately $2,500.
While we have found teachers to be more than willing to give us lectures, some schools have a policy that prohibits recorded classes to be used elsewhere. In these situations, and when we want a specific course created for BiblicalTraining, we pay the teacher the equivalent of a summer school class for taping the lectures. This averages an additional $3,000 per class.