Equity Investors are willing to take a calculated risk for a percentage of company profit when the company sells or expands and sells. A good return would be 2 to 4 times the initial investment over a designated period of time. The designated period of time can be flexible – depending on acquisitions/growth/percentage of profit at time of sale.
A truly great equity investment equation in the world of non-profits is ROI of lives saved for each dollar received. An example, investment in a spay/neuter program. Our grant from the Flint Family Foundation was in the amount of $5,000.00. The area veterinarians cooperated with us to provide spay/neuter services for people who qualified as low-income. To date, 50+ animals have been “fixed”.
Working with just 50% of that number (25), here’s the ROI as it relates to unwanted dogs and cats. 25 animals in 4 years could produce 50,000 offspring, in 5 years it could be 275,000.
Not everything can be measured in money. For non-profits, it’s sometimes hard to get people to understand the humane worth of their monetary investments. For us, rescuers, it makes perfect sense. One common goal for Oklahoma rescues is to do everything we can to limit litters - - and that takes money.
The reality is Humanitarian ROI isn’t measured in $$$$ granted to an organization, but it is measured in reducing the over population of dogs and cats. And that is truly one of the best investments anyone can make - - an investment to a rescue so they can “fix” more animals.
Spread the word - - encourage the investors - - we’ll all see the results.