7th Tradition

“Every A.A. group ought to be fully self-supporting, declining outside contributions.” 

Though we are seeing the beginning of moving back towards in-person meetings, there are still many groups that remain virtual and even though the immediate need for virtual meetings is relatively inexpensive, the real expenses of our fellowship continues in addition to the virtual ones. Please consider continuing to practice our 7th Tradition and make contributions.

Things to consider:

  • Digital payment options – VenmoPayPal, Cash AppGoogle PayStripe, and Apple Pay are all viable options.
  • Anonymity – Some of the payment options default to a public viewing of payment (like Venmo) but these can be set to private so that no one but the sender and receiver will see the payment.
  • Take a group conscience – A group conscience is recommended as each member who wishes to contribute will need to open an account with the chosen service. Many members may already have a service they use and prefer.
  • Consider the costs and benefits of each platform – each service has varying fees for money transfers depending on the users’ chosen method of payment (debit, credit, checking account, etc.). Some may have a more user-friendly interface than others.