For the time being, The Society for Reality-Based Thinking is a for-profit organization being run as a sole proprietorship. If it grows as desired, we will explore other business structures, with a particular view toward not-for-profit status. If we had insisted on organizing as not-for-profit from the beginning, we would have lacked the funding required to initiate such a structure, and could not have a presence on the Internet. Hence, our simple beginning.
At present, to be a “member” of the Society for Reality-Based Thinking, a person simply “likes” our Facebook page or subscribes to email updates from this page by clicking the “register” link in the extreme lower left of this screen. It’s as simple as that. As things evolve, we may amend what it means to be a member, but since our primary goal is to spread the message as far and wide as possible, you can rest assured that it will always be easy to be a member–and that includes a monetary cost of $0.
In the mean time, we do have one modest way of bringing in some funding. The Society for Reality-Based Thinking is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com. In this program, we earn a very small percentage (usually 2-3%) on each Amazon purchase made through the hyperlinks on this website. Unless we sell millions of books, this won’t go very far, but at least it can pay for the hosting of this website.