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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What Nonprofit Executive Directors Need to Know About Corporate Sponsorship — Before Getting Started

Wed, Apr 06, 2016 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

Competitive organizations — from museums to membership organization, festivals to film societies — pursue corporate sponsorship as a form of earned income. Developing this revenue source is a strategic decision that requires... (continued)

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From So-So to Superstar: Creating a Sponsorship Strategy That Draws Sponsors to You

Wed, Nov 09, 2016 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

8 levers determine the difference between so-so and success in sponsorship. The stronger your team’s performance, the stronger your sales, especially when sponsors seek you.

Join revenue and sponsorship strategist Gail Bower, author of *How to... (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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GIIN - Global Impact Investing Network

The Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to increasing the effectiveness of impact investing - for-profit investment made to solve social and environment problems.

The GIIN supports collaboration, develops industry infrastructure, and undertakes research and advocacy to foster a coherent... (continued)

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Ten Nonprofit Funding Models

For-profit executives use business models -such as “low-cost provider” or “the razor and the razor blade" -as a shorthand way to describe and understand the way companies are built and sustained. Nonprofit executives are not as explicit about their funding models and have not had an equivalent lexicon -until now. Spring 2009. William Landes... (continued)

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Social Entrepreneurship: The Double Bottom Line

This Digest is a first step toward finding new skills and new resources for financially stability in nonprofits by describing social entrepreneurship and provides examples of endeavors undertaken by almost a dozen nonprofits in the Chicago Metro area.

http://www.iff.org/resources/content/3/3/documents/cbd_series_3.pdf

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Social Enterprise for Nonprofits - The Basics

Many nonprofits are moving beyond traditional grant funding and taking matters into their own hands by setting up social enterprises to generate earned income and move closer to long term sustainability. Aligning their social mission with earned income opportunities, nonprofits all over the country are making the leap;... (continued)

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Ideals on Wheels

Profile of Turnaround Couriers, founded and operated by Richard Derham, who employs disenfranchised youth from Toronto's mean streets as bicycle couriers, getting them job-ready for the real world. Profits, if any, are earmarked for charity and job-training programs. 3/20/05

http://www.socialcapitalpartners.ca/images/uploads/media/Ideals_on_WHEELS.pdf

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The Underpinning: Essential Elements that Make Social Enterprise Work

To be successful, the movement needs money, human resources, commitment and government support. Four key figures tell Conal Walsh about their roles, what they have achieved and the potential for development as the concept takes hold (UK). 11/2/03

http://www.theguardian.com/business/2003/nov/02/communities.society2

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Connecting Enterprise with Social Responsibility

Interview with CEO David Le Page of Building Opportunities for Business, formerly Fast Track to Employment. BOB links over 35 existing community- based training providers and educational institutions with 60-plus small to medium sized businesses (SMB) and social enterprises who provide employment opportunities for the... (continued)

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Women's Bean Project: Helping Women Break the Cycle of Unemployment

SEA Member Spotlight: Tamra Ryan, Executive Director of the Women?s Bean Project in Denver, CO is convinced that helping chronically unemployed women develop job and life skills gives them the ultimate gifts: self-sufficiency and self-esteem. Article is interview with Ryan covering topics including... (continued)

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Growing Home, Inc. Organic Farming in Chicago

SEA Member Spotlight of Growing Home, Inc. social enterprise that produces and sells fresh produce to restaurants and at farmers markets throughout the Chicago area. Interview with Harry Rhodes, Executive Director includes how GHI got its start, clients, funding, long-term goals, partnership strategies and Rhodes? dual role... (continued)

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Taking Stock of Your Business Development Assets

This workbook is designed to help you take stock of all the various assets and resources you have to develop earned income. It is the second 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%202%20-%20Assets%201.1.pdf

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Social Entrepreneur - Don Harris

Don Harris of Nehemiah Corp. is a savvy lawyer and a creative deal maker whose nonprofit organization has figured out how to help moderate-income people make a down payment on the American dream -- literally. Oct, 2001

http://www.fastcompany.com/44179/social-entrepreneur-don-harris

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Social Entrepreneur - Nancy Carstedt

Chicago Children's Choir-a 45-year-old Chicago institution. Carstedt has grown it from a single Hyde Park-based group of 300 members to a citywide enterprise enveloping 3,000 children in 73 neighborhood - and school-based choirs. Now launching a charter school, providing music instruction on a contract basis for Chicago public... (continued)

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An Entrepreneur Who Cares - Jeff Skoll

A profile of Jeff Skoll, the first president of eBay, the online auction site. Skoll Foundation supports the field of social entrepreneurship. Skoll Center for Social Entrepreneurship at the University of Oxford Sa?d Business School in Britain. CEO of Participant Productions, an entertainment company working on eight feature movies that... (continued)

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Cooperation, Competition and Social Marketing

Report exploring growth of social marketing organizations from 1981 to 1997 and offers examples of social marketing from a broad range of nonprofits, reflecting on the causes and effects of competition, with ideas for future research and debate.

Report exploring growth of social marketing organizations from 1981... (continued)

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Marketing Workbook Volume I: Develop the Plan

Since its first edition in 1990, the Marketing Workbook has helped thousands like you use marketing to reach the people you want to help—and attract the money and support your organization deserves. Now, this updated second edition:

  • Offers an easy-to-follow five-step process to create an effective marketing... (continued)

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Goodwill Communications

A full-service public service advertising consulting firm. If you have visited the websites of other distributors, you have learned a lot about tape formats, media targeting and electronic tracking. We do those things too, but we take a different approach to public service advertising – a humanistic approach.

http://goodwillcommunications.com/gc_default.htm

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Cause Communications

Cause Communications works with U.S. nonprofit organizations and foundations. Services include advertising, publication design and production, branding and organization identity, campaigns, collateral material, communications plans and audits, and integrated strategic communications planning. The firm also designed and produced the useful... (continued)

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Publicity FAQ: FAQ's About Getting Media Coverage

A guide to getting publicity. It explains the difference between PR and advertising, the best ways to reach the press and other media people and some tricks for putting your name and business in front of the cameras.

A guide to getting publicity. It explains the difference between PR and advertising, the best... (continued)

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Arts Marketing - Arts & Business Council, Inc.

Although Arts Marketing.org has a focus on arts organizations, this site provides general information relating to daily and long term marketing issues. The Practical Lessons in Marketing section contains topics that include Market Segmentation, Branding Your Organization, Crafting a Persuasive Message, Paid Media,... (continued)

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Direct Mail Tips & Info

Article providing tips for an effective direct mail campaign. It includes information on design, bulk mailing costs, and working with the post office.

Article providing tips for an effective direct mail campaign. It includes information on design, bulk mailing costs, and working with the post office.

http://www.oaktreemarketing.com/tips.html

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