In Switzerland, political parties take the legal form of an association, and are therefore non-profit oriented. Switzerland has no national legislation on the financing of political parties. The sources of political parties’ finances include:
Annual membership fees;
Private gifts and donations;
Proceeds from the sale of products and services;
Parliamentary group contributions;
Contributions from party members who belong to an executive, members of parliament, judges and elected officials affiliated to the party.
In most cantons, the political parties are not required to disclose the source of their donations, even if some cantons are required to do so.