From Money Pit to Moneymaker: The Nonprofit Executive Guide to Earned Revenue

Wed, Mar 29, 2017 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

If you’re tired of waiting around for grants to be rubber-stamped or nervous that new competitors are moving in on your donors, you may be wondering how you’ll ever achieve financial sustainability.

With traditional sources threatened or uncertain, now... (continued)

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Show Me The (Unrestricted) Money! How to Start a Social Enterprise

Wed, May 04, 2016 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

If your funding is secure and adequate, then this webinar is not for you...but if you'd like to become less reliant on traditional funding sources, or are worried about the outcome of the next grant request or fundraiser, then join this webinar on May 4 for a... (continued)

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Selling Lessons Online Raises Cash and Questions

Article about the online marketplaces ("Teachers Pay Teachers" and "We are Teachers") for buying / selling curricula. While these sites encourage individuals to sell their materials, IdeaEncore enables organizations to license/sell their information assets

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/15/education/15plans.html

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Social Impact Bonds: Creating New Impact Investment Vehicles

A great deal of impact investing takes place through traditional financing models including private equity, venture capital, and debt financing. However, there is also a movement to develop new impact investment vehicles that capitalize on both for-profit and government funding for solving social problems. ... (continued)

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KickStart Website

KickStart develops and promotes technologies that entrepreneurs in Kenya and other African nations can use to create their own profitable business.

http://www.kickstart.org/

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International Perspectives on Social Ventures/Enterprises

Essays (6/2003):
-Some Fundamentals and Tips for Sustainable NGO Operations
-Global Trends in Financing the Social Sector: How Successful Social Entrepreneurs Mobilize Resources and Leverage Their Ideas
-Unique and Universal: Lessons from the Emerging Field of Social Enterprise in Emerging Market... (continued)

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Minimizing the Risks Inherent in New Programs

This paper addresses what can go wrong when you launch a new program, and how to minimize the risks.

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Identifying Your Best Earned-Income Opportunities

This workbook is designed to help you identify, rank, and select your best earned income opportunities. It is the third in a series of workbooks designed to help you determine if and how you should pursue earned-income development. It is tool intensive.

http://www.np-biz-dev.com/Workbook%203%20-%20Opportunities%201.1.pdf

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VC in the Iron City

SEA Member Spotlight on Pittsburgh Social Enterprise Accelerator, which works with nonprofit organizations that have a goal of developing self-sustaining, profitable enterprises. 1/10/05

http://www.sereporter.com/?q=node/70

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Pioneering strategy sets example for nonprofits

Pioneer Human Services gets most of its $55 million in annual revenue by selling goods and services to other businesses. Pioneer also provides an integrated array of training, employment, housing and rehabilitation services for people on the edge of society. The challenge is to maintain a... (continued)

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Homeboy Industries goes gangbusters

The Rev. Gregory Boyle began Homeboy Industries in 1992 as a job-training program to salvage the futures of gang members. Funded mostly by local and federal grants and foundation gifts, Homeboy Industries now hopes to become more independent by growing its several small businesses, including its moneymaking... (continued)

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Mission-Driven Social Enterprise: Integrating Income and Impact

Beth Anderson responds to articles critical of nonprofits in commercial ventures seeking profit - incl. economist Burt Weisbrod's "Why Nonprofits Should Get Out of Commercial Ventures" and Foster and Bradach's "Should Nonprofits Seek Profits".
"avoid universal claims or sweeping policy recommendations",... (continued)

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Trade Secrets: Equal Exchange's Fair Trade Coffee

At Equal Exchange, fair trade isn't just about good intentions. They pay the farmers more for the product, but by working with them, they help the farmers grow and process better beans. Equal Exchange visits the farmer co-ops, sends detailed quality reports to the farmers, and offers preharvest loans so farmers don't have to trade against their crops... (continued)

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A Lever Long Enough to Move the World

Drayton is founder and chief executive of Ashoka, which seeks out social entrepreneurs with enormous ideas -- solutions of such ambition and force that they cannot be denied. These entrepreneurs, who typically work alone amid hostile circumstances, get support, ideas and protection.

Drayton is founder and chief executive of... (continued)

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Profits for Nonprofits: Earning Your Own Way

"Profit" need not be a dirty word at a nonprofit organization. In a discussion lead by HBS professor James E. Austin, three experienced managers discuss the advantages and pitfalls of building a for-profits unit within a nonprofit.

http://hbswk.hbs.edu/item/2921.html

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Mission Minded - Marketing & Communications Resources

A number of important articles on the following topics: 10 Mistakes Nonprofit Organizations Make When Creating Communication Materials, Marketing Plan Outline for Fundraisers, Your Logo Is Not Your Brand (Building Your Brand in Six Easy Steps), 7 Simple Steps You Can Take to Improve Communications About Your... (continued)

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How to Build Your Telemarketing List Online

Article addressing new methods to build a telemarketing list and addresses the concerns raised by the FTC's Do-Not-Call registry.

Article addressing new methods to build a telemarketing list and addresses the concerns raised by the FTC's Do-Not-Call registry.

https://www.marketingprofs.com/login/join

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The Basics of Social Marketing: How to Use Marketing to Change Behavior

Article explaining how to use social marketing as a persuasion tool to change behavior. The article defines social marketing and its basic elements, and also outlines six key phases of social marketing.

Article explaining how to use social marketing as a persuasion tool to change... (continued)

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Marketing Workbook Volume II: Mobilize People for Marketing Success

Use this guide to put together a successful promotional campaign based on the most persuasive tool of all: personal contact! Whether your goal is raising funds, recruiting volunteers, or selling tickets, the old saying, “people buy from people,“ is as true as ever. Mobilize People for... (continued)

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SKO Media

Based in San Francisco and Boston, SKO Media offers non-profits comprehensive online marketing services including web design and development, copywriting, SEO, branding, online advertising and outreach, & communications strategy.

http://skomedia.com/

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Community Wealth Ventures (CWV)

Through its consulting and research, CWV influences both nonprofits and corporations to think differently about market-based approaches to their social sector activity. Its understanding of the nonprofit and for-profit sectors, coupled with its focus in applying market-based thinking across these sectors, helps its clients... (continued)

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PCBR Profile: Nonprofit Finance Fund (NFF)

Nonprofit Finance Fund (NFF) provides capital and advice to help nonprofit organizations achieve their mission, improving their capacity to deliver services and strengthen their communities. It works to strengthen its grantees and the system by which they are funded, investing through loans, grants, and asset-building... (continued)

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