The Least of These

Return on your donation investment

The amazing thing about this is that for every $1,000 a person donates to support starting this, $20,000 in donations will be generated over the first five years, $40,000 over 10 years, and $60,000 over 15. That is a return on a person’s donation investment of 60 times in just 15 years. This is how it works:

It costs $300,000 to fully fund a new field representative functioning at their normal rate of finding, qualifying and monitoring non-profits. Once the field rep is fully functional, s/he alone can locate $2.1 million in qualified non-profit needs (a.k.a. capacity) per year to list on our site as donation options from which the public can choose. Besides our field rep costs, our only costs are to market the site so the donation capacity is filled and to run the organization.

For the first two years of each field rep, these costs must largely be covered by start-up donors. After two years, however, these costs are entirely covered by the small administrative fee we receive for all donations made to non-profits through the site, and by sponsorship (corporate, foundation and individual) of the country pages, the field rep blogs, the daily news section and the front page of the site. So a field rep position becomes self-funding after two years, and all donations thereafter to that field representatives non-profits are donations the founding funder created. They would not have taken place otherwise.

A donation of $1,000 generates $60,000 in donations in 15 years, and since the field representative is self-sufficient through the admininstration fees and sponsorship, it keeps generating more donations for years.

We will have a special section of the site dedicated to honoring all people who donate to start The Least of These. Those who donate $300,00 will be permanently known as Founding Funders.

This amount generates over $12 million in donations over a ten-year period - a return 40 times the donation investment. The amount of good $12 million can do in Africa is stupendous. At twenty years, this is $24 million and 80 times. At forty years, it is $48 million and 160 times.

Bringing the 1 billion people in extreme poverty out of this miserable condition is the challenge of our generation. Leveraging the power of the Internet and the massive wealth of the United States is a key part of the solution.

The benefits of becoming an initial donor of The Least of These are that you the opportunity to be at the cutting edge of this, have a huge impact and get “the biggest bang” possible for your donation investment. You will be able to look back in the future and say to yourself and to your family and friends that you helped save and enrich the lives of huge numbers of people. That is a legacy worth having.

To donate online by check or credit card, please click here. You can also mail your check payable to The Daily Source at 25 Stearns Rd. #2, Watertown, MA 02472.

This is a project of The Daily Source, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, and all donations are entirely tax-deductible.

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