The institute will have a double bottom line. The first bottom line will be measured
by the amount of positive social impact the institute is able to create. The second bottom line will be measured
by the amount of revenue the institute is able to generate. However the institute will never issue traditional
dividends to its stockholders. Instead all of the revenue will be invested back into the institute in ways that
will increase the social impact bottom line.
The institute will however issue virtual dividends to investors. Investors will
have the option of designating up to 25% of their virtual dividend towards the development or improvement of the
product or service of their choice that is on the institute's list of ideas. This will allow those stockholders
who so choose to play an active role in the development of products and services to strengthen marriages and families.
The remaining 75% of the virtual dividend will be invested into other ideas on the list as directed by the board
The stockholders will also be compensated with the feeling that comes from
knowing their investment is helping children, women, men and communities gain access to the benefits of healthy
marriages. If they ever choose to sell their stock there is the possibility it will have increased in value and
they will make a financial profit in. However, as with all stock, there also remains the possibility that it will
have decreased in value or lost all of its value.
Investors will also have the option of designating up to 25% of their initial investment to go towards the development
or improvement of the product or service of their choice that is on our list of ideas.
The institute's accounting system will be transparent. Meaning that at the
end of each business day all accounting numbers will be uploaded to institute's website for anyone to review.
The total compensation package for any individual employed by the institute will never exceed more than $100,000
a year at the 2004 value of the dollar.
Paid team members will have the opportunity to participate in a form of profit sharing on the products they help
develop or services they deliver. A portion of the revenue they help generate will be available to them to use
in a variety of ways including: financing additional products or services they want to bring to market, pay for reasonable raises for themselves, buy additional
paid vacation days up to a total of 30 days per year, contribute up to 7% of their salary to their retirement account,
pay for their health insurance and fully fund their health savings account, pay for reasonable amounts of continuing
education that is related to their ability to help the rest of the team accomplish the mission of the Institute,
and other benefits as approved by the board of directors.
The Institute will have an online virtual headquarters rather than a physical headquarters.
All team members will telecommute from their homes or similar locations. Paid team members will be able to live
anywhere in the world as long as they have an Internet connection. If part of their team position requires frequent
travel, they must live within a reasonable proximity to a major airport.
No team member will be allowed to work more than 40 hours a week for the Institute unless a state of emergency
has been declared on the project they are working on.
All team members will start off with the ability to use 10% of their Institute time each week to work on any project,
related to the mission of the Institute, they desire. Time merit raises will be given to those who utilize the
initial 10% effectively.