The 7th Tradition - Every group ought to self supporting, declining outside contributions.
In keeping with our Seventh Tradition, Al‑Anon is supported by members’ contributions and from the sale of our literature. All contributions are used to meet expenses for local, state and worldwide services.
Tradition Seven has its origin in keeping our groups self-supporting so that we don't receive money from foundations, hospitals or other sources outside of Al-Anon. It's important that Al-Anon meet its own expenses and not be dependent on outside entities. This tradition is important for our meetings--that we are self-supporting and can insure the fellowship continues to be here for those that want it.
Our Tradition of self-support suggests that the expenses for the group’s operation such as rent, literature, insurance, supplies, post office box rental, and Group Representative expenses be met first. Remaining funds may be used to support local and Area structures and the World Service Office.
Suggested contributions for groups