FTW revenue model
Healing the problems of the world is the Prime Directive of FTW. We are driven by our service to others. Revenue and profit is the bi-product of this passion. We have created a revenue structure that generates continued profit flow and long term growth as a direct result of this passion. Through this structure we also provide an unprecedented package of return on investment - not just for investors and partners – but, for the benefit of all.
FTW Financial Management will consist of a mix of independent Investors, Contractual Services, and Accounts. There will be multiple funding streams for FTW operations; Whale project givebacks, service fees, digital marketing revenue, donations and investors. For independent projects owned by their creators, monies will be paid by independent Investors to their project of choice and FTW will collect a service fee in these transactions which will be written into the project budget.
Funding Sources: Investors for Whale Projects
Individuals and organizations interested in investing in whale projects will do so through a contractual agreement between the Investor and the Project Manager. Included in the project budget will be a onetime services fee for FTW.
Whale Projects Included in all Whale projects will be an ongoing “Give Back” amount payable to FTW based on future profits of the Whale project.
Funders for Teach to Fish (TTF) Projects Individuals and organizations interested in funding TTF projects will do so through a contractual agreement between the funder and the Project Manager. Included in the project budget will be a onetime services fee for FTW. In cases where FTW is the funder for TTF projects there will be no FTW services fee in the project budget.
Digital Marketing Revenue Revenue will be generated through a series of digital marketing campaigns to fund the operations of FTW and its assisted projects.
Funders for FTW Operations Donations will be accepted by “Money Angels” for the support of the operation of FTW and its assisted projects.Investors for FTW OperationsIndividuals and organizations interested in investing in the operations of FTW will do so through a contractual agreement between the investor and the FTW Organization. In these cases, FTW will be viewed as a project in and of itself, and included in the project budget will be an ongoing “Give Back” to be paid to the Investor in addition to repayment of the original investment amount over a specified period of time.
This is similar to a loan to be paid back with interest, but it is not, as we do not condone the use of interest. It is an agreement to lend us money that we will pay back in good faith over time with an opportunity for the lender to benefit in the growth of FTW in the future.
This also establishes relationships with investors who may then want to have additional investments with FTW Whale projects.
ACCOUNTS Payable: FTW Org Account: The FTW Organization will be ordered financially in a unique business entity type of account in which to conduct daily business transactions. It is also expected that the FTW account will have the need to establish additional accounts as in the case for owning property. Whale Projects Accounts: Each Whale Project will be structured in its own account managed by the project creator. Money exchanges will occur between the Whale account and the FTW account. TTF Accounts: Each TTF Project will be established as its account managed by the project creator.
Money exchanges will occur between the TTF account and the FTW account.FTW ExpensesIncludes all operating expenses not associated with the payment to an account; travel, equipment, etc. Also includes any payment for contractual services provided by outside parties and organizations for the operations of FTW who do not wish to form their own account.
FTW Pricing Structure To diversify risk, FTW will have Revenue from multiple funding sources. For each funding source there will be a contractual agreement that will contain one of several pricing structures, a “Give Back” Agreement and a “Pay it Forward Agreement” for sustainability.
A “Give Back” is an agreed upon, ongoing endowment made to FTW from the future profits of Whale projects. Give backs are NOT interest and they are NOT ownership of shares in a project. They are simply an agreement to share a percentage of the future profit of a project.They can be viewed by investors as a return on investment (ROI). In the case of FTW work we use Give Backs as a way of establishing long term profit that can then be used to fund other FTW projects. If FTW helped you get your project off the ground and made you a millionaire, it is only fair that you give back to others and help them.
A “Pay it Forward” is a promise to create a sustainable benefit to others through a TTF project (though altruism and sustainability will also be evaluated in Whale projects). This will be written into the project contract by having the project manager answer questions similar to these:
How many people/communities/environments will your projectbhelp? How will your projectbhelp them? Please describe the sustainability of your project? How this will work: Profit generated through Whale projects will contribute towards operating costs of FTW and will be utilized to support TTF Projects.
TTF projects create a robust society of prosperous individuals who will in turn become the customer base for the products and services of the Whale Projects.This is a system of positive energy flow. The Whales give to FTW, who then give to the TTF Projects, who then give back to the Whales. In these agreements everyone wins - Whales, Investors, FTW, TTF’s, the Earth and Humanity.
This will maintain the sacred energy of giving, which in turn brings about receiving, which restores the healthy flow that has been cut off from our society for so long.One time Service Fees will be included in each of the Whale and TTF project budgets payable to FTW.The amount of this service fee will be decided when actual figures are available and with further guidance. They will however be REASONABLE, allowing for FTW to make a reasonable amount of revenue required to help pay for operational costs, invest in other projects and make a profit.