In SaharaSafaris where trips/outings are mostly announced on the Forum (yahoogroups) there are only two types of them:
- Co-operative: with no money retained as profit by the Leader
- Commercial: any activity in which the organizer on Saharasafaris is retaining money after the organization
There are several policies for the cost-sharing, most important of which are two:
- Car gas cost-sharing policy: passanger of the whole trip share all the gas costs equally and paying back what the Car owners have paid in gas completely (car owners gets all their gas money back)
- Collaborative leader cost-sharing policy: Leader (of trips for 4 (3+organizer) or more participants distribute the cost equally on other participants. The Leader is excluded from the food, transportation, and lodging costs. In case of multiple Leaders the guideline is to exclude only one Leader.
Rules are made to be broken, but those have proven very fair and encouraging so far, so you're kindly asked to stick to them. Special cases could be discussed on the main Forum of SaharaSafaris (http://groups.yahoo.com/group/SaharaSafaris/)