That makes a lot of sense, but I still don't quite get it.
You mean from practical experiences?
Non traditional donation working model
I've just heard of a school that's open and free for anyone to join. And their educating system is so good for students that later on, when they start to make their own living and money, they will contribute back to the cause. And that's an incentive culture within it, or else they might even not remember to do it.
This is not donation, nor government, but I would say it is profit oriented. The only problem I believe they must suffer is having to have a system to select new students since there is a certain number required to maintain the good quality there. I'll still try to get their name and visit them, though... I hope they're not as rare as "Escola da Ponte".
In any case, that's an awesome model if it really works like that. Just requires a huge amount of initial investment. And this is just one model.
Also, without enough resources, a school can't be as dedicated as it might if it had a business model. Right?
How else would you create a non governmental school dedicated to teaching? Would the school require coaches have to have their own job and income to survive? Doesn't that limit it a lot?
Time is money, not profit
Finally the OTS coaches might not receive anything from the school, but I would argue what makes they engage has nothing to do with money. They all have their own job, right? So their free time does have a value and eventually they could be making money elsewhere and so, in a sense, they could think as if losing money there. Even without any profit, there is money relayed anyway.
Engagement has more to do with people and environment. The culture within the group and affinities among each person. I would guess. Doesn't it?
When I ask it's because I'm I really don't know better, in practice.
The idea isn't paying for employees, but trying to find a model where coaches might be able to dedicate more time if they want to, keeping in mind the school is not for profit, nor against it, and the goal is teaching openly and freely to anyone.