播种者的种子

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Here at Africa Heartwood Project we have had great success in sowing seeds of positive change and of love in the lives of the poor whom we serve in Africa. In order to sow seeds, one must first obtain seeds and the means to sow them. That’s what this “播种者的种子” project is all about; making sure our small but dedicated 管理istrative team continues to have “seeds” to sow – or the financial means to 管理ister our programs – in a sustainable, 对所有参与者来说都是可行的方法. The inspiration for this theme comes from Paul’s teachings about service in the New Testament, 右边引用.

哥林多后书9:6-11

6. 但我要说的是, He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully.

7. 每个人心中都有自己的目标, so let him give; not grudgingly, 或是不得已而为之。因为捐得乐意的人,神所喜爱.

8. And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, 凡事常常充足, 愿你做每一件好事:

9. (正如经上所记的, He hath dispersed abroad; he hath given to the poor: his righteousness remaineth for ever.

10. 那服事人的 把种子交给播种者 两人都为你的食物提供面包, 让你播下的种子繁衍, 加增你们公义的果子。

11. Being enriched in every thing to all bountifulness, which causeth through us thanksgiving to God.

EVO真人厅的种子生产模式

Rather than having directors and staff who are paid from donations, EVO真人厅依靠的是EVO真人厅本土的收入, for-profit social enterprise to cover our 管理istrative and operating expenses. In response to the need to create business opportunities for cultural artisans in West Africa (see our project 一鼓作气抗击贫困), 黎明国际 于2005年成立. 由于鼓是进口和在线销售(djemdirect.com and World Percussion USA) not only are many cultural artisans sustained in their livelihoods, profits are also generated to cover 管理istrative expenses that the non-profit would otherwise incur. In this way 100% of public donations can be dedicated to implementing projects the donors have chosen. Everything accomplished for good by Africa Heartwood Project has been a result of the dedicated work of volunteers!
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为什么EVO真人厅需要你的帮助来种更多的种子

While our financial model represents the ideal in how we wish to operate our charity, we have learned through experience that it is not without its constraints. At one time Africa Heartwood Project operated on a time-available, 资金基础, but our project commitments have since become too great for that model to be sustainable. The operation of Africa Heartwood Project has grown into a full-time effort. 然而, our 管理istrative capacity is a zero-sum game: Time given to running the for-profit means time taken from volunteering in the non-profit; financial resources used to cover non-profit 管理istrative overhead is money not re-invested to grow and operate the for-profit. 和任何生意一样, 增长和利润取决于许多变量, 包括利基市场的潮起潮落, and finite human resources largely shared between the two organizations. 由于这个原因, a fund is required that can be drawn on to sustain the operation of our social enterprise during lean times, 从而使EVO视讯荷官真人的工作得以继续 unhindered by the financial position of the social enterprise at any given time. We find this option much preferred over the standard non-profit model of salaried directors and dedicated infrastructure with large budgets for overhead, 市场营销, 等., which would necessarily reduce the portion of donations that actually go to project implementation.

什么是社会企业?

A social enterprise is an organization that operates like a business but with a dual purpose: to generate profits by producing goods or services for the market, 为了实现社会公益的明确目的.

黎明国际 EVO视讯荷官真人是社会企业吗, 一个独立的实体,共同领导, which provides jobs for African cultural artisans through buying and selling their products for profit, and using those profits to pay for the 管理istrative expenses and overhead of the non-profit.

您的捐赠如何创造可持续增长

播种者的种子 is the only project we have whose donation income is an investment that creates additional revenue for charitable use, both in terms of additional non-profit donations and gross revenue for the social enterprise. 为便于说明, 从2012年1月到2013年6月的数据来看, for every dollar ($1 USD) spent by Dayspring in covering 管理istrative overhead, 相当于3美元.30 USD was generated in funds raised for our non-profit work in Africa, and $7.00 USD was earned in gross for-profit revenue by the social enterprise. 真的,捐赠给 播种者的种子 is like planting a seed that grows into fruit that produces many more seeds to be sown!

捐赠给EVO真人厅的 播种者的种子 fund are tax deductible and are held in a non-profit savings account until they are required to supplement the operation of Africa Heartwood Project during times when the social enterprise lacks funds to do so. Directors and staff never receive compensation for time dedicated to managing Africa Heartwood Project. 相反, 播种者的种子 funds are routed through 黎明国际 as below-market supplemental compensation to those who run the business full time, thus easing the temporary financial strains that would make underwriting the non-profit fiscally unviable.

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