Tuesday, 05 November 2013 01:06

Our Vision

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We are looking to turn the tables on the traditional model of charity. 

Every donation giving for life

When you become a DevA member you are not simply giving a donation to a charity, you are joining a group of people .  Development Accord is a simple, but effective giving platform through which every donation is put to work actively generating income through investments that meet our ethical policy.  This income is directed to our partner communities, allowing us, as a community, to commit to our partners long-term, through stable, predictable, sustainable giving.

A family for every child

We want to see orphaned, abandoned and vulnerable children raised by loving families. It's our aim to grow a community of people committed to empowering families and communities to provide the best possible care for their children.  We whole-heartedly support the clear movement in development practice and growing international research endorsing family and community based care models as best practice for the care of children.  And we don't just believe what we read. We have been on the ground and seen this model at work - changing kids' lives and transforming entire communities.  We will continue to advocate for this model of care and support locally-run organisations to do so, in many cases, as they seek to move away from orphanage and institutional care.

Engagement and Transparency

As a DevA member you will be provided with online tools that allow you to track your Donor Units and access clear, transparent, regularly-updated financial and project reports. You'll also be able to access information relating to your Donor Unit investment, the returns being distributed or project information and updates.

Zero-Cost Administration

DevA will always seek simplicity in its organisational structure and administrative processes.  We will also endeavor to attain as close as possible to a Zero-Cost structure, particularly in terms of administration costs. At present, members of the DevA board and corporate sponsors meet all administration costs including but not limited to company registration, printing, web hosting and consultancy. This means that every dollar donated is put to work in the DevA fund to generate returns for our partner communities.

Any fees associated with the operation of the investment platform are met internally in the fund before distributions are calculated. These operational fees may include fund administration fees, bank fees or management expense ratio fees.

We want to grow a community of engaged supporters.  We have developed a range of online tools that allow you to track your donations, their growth and the impact they are having for our partner communities.

Tuesday, 05 November 2013 01:06

DevA Members

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Find out more about the DevA membership and how and how your donation is put to work ro generate sustainable returns for our partners.