In 2010 DUG was registered as an independent company in Denmark (Dynamics User Group ApS), owned by Erik Ernst.
In 2015, Jake Roder and Jon Stypula were brought into the organization to help manage the community and expand it in various areas. They started Dynamics User Group, LLC in the United States to work in partnership with Dynamics User Group ApS.
DUG is neither a traditional commercial operation, nor a non-profit organization. While the intention in 2016 was to transition to a non-profit, there isn't a real benefit as sponsors are not able to realize tax advantages since they are receiving benefit. While not technically a non-profit, DUG intends to operate like one with a focus on growing while breaking even and not taking ownership distributions and instead investing all "profits" back into the organization. Additionally, to add to transparency, Dynamics User Group LLC and ApS will be publishing financial information and be open to any question from the community, as the ultimate focus of DUG is the community.
We are only financed by our sponsors and advertisers.
Dynamics User Group LLC has a couple of full-time employees to help manage day-to-day operations, event planning, and sponsorship.