To provide a practical guide to Development Accord membership we created our very first membership to be a fully-functional example account. On behalf of our example member, Mr. John Smith, we donated $100.00 to the DevA fund for him to track through his My Profile page. All DevA members have access to a personal My Profile page, which is updated monthly, to enable members to track the current value and performance of their donations.
The information below provides a graphic representation of the actual performance of Mr. Smith's donation since February 2010 until the end of June 2017.
Please note, as with all investments, value will vary over time. The Development Accord fund aims to invest long-term, with a focus on investment earnings, in much the same way that superannuation funds will focus on long-term growth and returns.
This first graph highlights the change in value of the original donation. The initial donation of $100 is represented by the grey line. The black line represents how much that original donation is now worth as it is invested in the fund, currently $130.64. Finally, the blue line shows the value of the donation in the fund plus the funds that have been returned to communities as grants, currently totaling $158.69. To further highlight the cumulative effect of sustainable funding the graph below isolates funds that have been granted to our partner communities from this original donation.
Returns to Communities
As at the end of June 2017, our example membership had distributed $28.05 to our partner communities from the original $100 donation.
We have been very happy with the performance of the fund so far and are looking forward to seeing this continue to grow and generate more returns for our partners over the coming years.
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