Sustainability Strategies

The second in a series of tools for your Nonprofit Toolbox, this guide contains 20 field-tested strategies to move your organization toward long-term sustainability. The strategies cover every aspect of nonprofit management: administration, board/volunteer development, community involvement, marketing, programs, and resource development. Hyperlinks make the material easy to use.

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Grant Reviewing Services

New to grant writing, or are the solo grant writer in your organization? Sometimes it can help to have someone else take a look at the proposal you have written before you submit it. I have 30 years of grant writing experience, and 20 years of experience in reviewing proposals for federal agencies and private... (continued)

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Turning Nonprofit Finance Outside In

Blog post on the tendency of many nonprofits to focus their financial management and reporting on external audiences, such as funders, the government, etc., and how taking an internal focus on financial management can improve organizational efficiency and sustainability.

http://www.theolivegrove.com/turning-nonprofit-finance-outside-in-2/

Taggedfinanceaccountingfinancial sustainabilitysustainabilitynonprofit effectivenessfinancial reporting / statementsfinancial management

Social Enterprise Alliance

Membership organization leading the creation of a social enterprise movement. We mobilize communities of nonprofit organizations and funders to advance earned income strategies.

Membership organization leading the creation of a social enterprise movement. We mobilize communities of nonprofit organizations and funders to advance earned income strategies.

https://www.se-alliance.org/

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Business Plan FAQ

This article provides a guide to business plans and answers questions such as "Why do I need a business plan?" and "What are the sections in the business plan and which are most important?"

This article provides a guide to business plans and answers questions such as "Why do I need a business plan?" and "What are the sections in the... (continued)

Taggedmarketingdiversityearned incomesustainabilitysalesgeneral resourcessales staffing and trainingleads and prospectscustomers relationssales calls / letters / brochures / presentations / online

Wayne Visser – Who Cares Wins 2013 (video)

Wayne Vissers' presentation at the "Who Cares Wins 2013" conference in Denmark.

He suggests that current CSR attempts have not lived up to expectations, and that a new, CSR 2.0 approach should be encouraged.

http://www.whocareswins.dk/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pb5rDfuUuB0

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How to Fund Your Nonprofit: 10 Proven Practices

Here are our top 10 practices to create income for your nonprofit--part of our 20th anniversary celebration.

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The Key to Abundant Income: Where Community and MIssion Overlap@

You care about your mission—deeply. Look around you. You see the passion of others. You hear it in the comments of staff, board members, and volunteers. Yet, funding your mission continues to challenge you. What’s the answer?

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Working Paper on Microfinance & Health: A Case for Integrated Service Delivery

This paper identifies the value of MFIs focusing on fulfilling other basic needs of the poor by incorporating ‘better client health’ as a primary goal. By doing so, MFIs increase their alleviating poverty. Though this challenges MFIs’ financial sustainability, MFIs ignoring clients’ health... (continued)

Taggeddevelopmentfinancial sustainabilitystrategiessustainabilityperformancefacilitationpovertyhealthdelivery mechanismpoverty alleviation

A FIO PARTNERS PERSPECTIVE: The Question of Sustainability: A Challenge for the Decision Makers

This article addresses the question of “sustainability” and what that truly means for funders and grantees. What we have learned from our experiences with clients may be helpful to any decision maker from any type of funder, whether foundation, corporate or... (continued)

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What is Program/Organization Sustainability and How Can You Achieve It?

We've all heard the story: an innovative program was successful but had to stop because funding was discontinued. However, there are concrete steps you can take to increase program longevity. In this webinar, learn what factors can increase the sustainability of your programs and how to... (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)

Taggedmarketingdiversityearned incomesustainabilitysalesgeneral resourcessales staffing and trainingleads and prospectscustomers relationssales calls / letters / brochures / presentations / online

True Sustainability: A New Model to Aid Nonprofits in Developing Self-Sustaining Revenue Streams

Article featuring a new model entitled True Sustainability, to help nonprofits develop self-sustaining revenue in support of their mission.

Article featuring a new model entitled True Sustainability, to help nonprofits develop self-sustaining revenue in support... (continued)

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Nonprofit Entrepreneur: Creating Ventures to Earn Income

This book brings together some of the nation's leading practitioners and advisors on nonprofit enterprise. Each of them demonstrates through case studies, work plans, and experience how nonprofits can launch successful earned income ventures without compromising their missions.

This book brings... (continued)

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Social Return on Investment (SROI) Collection

The term SROI has been used in various contexts to mean that nonprofits create social value. However, there have been limited efforts to date to quantify and monetize this social value creation. REDF has created an SROI Framework that identifies direct, demonstrable cost savings and revenue contributions associated... (continued)

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The Institute for Social Entrepreneurs

Seminars, workshops and consulting services
for social entrepreneurs in the United States and abroad.

Seminars, workshops and consulting services
for social entrepreneurs in the United States and abroad.

http://www.socialent.org/index.htm

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Free Webinar: Ignite Your Nonprofit's Impact with Cross-Sector Partnerships

You owe it to your organization and to yourself to attend this session where Bruce Burtch will present his steps for setting up successful cross-sector partnerships. Get your questions ready now!

http://thirdsectortoday.com/2014/06/13/free-webinar-how-to-orchestrate-successful-cross-sector-partnerships/

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Positioning Microfinance Institutions for the Capital Market

This paper explores key elements of the microfinance industry as they relate to increased access to capital markets. It identifies specific areas in which the microfinance industry can consider making improvements for better access to investment, including industry language, organizational behavior of... (continued)

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A Path Forward for Northern New Mexico’s Agricultural Cluster

The overall goal of the project is to foster local and high value agriculture in Northern New Mexico with greater consumption of local food eaten locally and economic betterment for those involved in agriculture.

Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 United States License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 United States License.

The Sharing Entity offering such Paid Content hereby grants You a nonexclusive,... (continued)

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GovLoans.gov

Find resources to help you learn more about Federal loan programs and learn more about the general loan process for business, disaster relief, education and housing.

Find resources to help you learn more about Federal loan programs and learn more about the general loan process for business, disaster relief, education and housing.

http://www.govloans.gov/home

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Shawnee Bigelow

I am a visionary leader working in underserved rural communities for over 10 years. I have successfully managed large and active coalitions since 2003, addressing social justice issues often seen in marginalized and at risk populations. I’m experienced in fast-paced not-for-profit environments utilizing strong organizational, technical, and interpersonal skills;... (continued)

Interested inCoalition Buildingorganizational developmentNongovernmental Organizationsstrategic planningsustainabilitycapacity buildingGrantwriting and reviewsAlcohol and Substance Abuse Preventionsocial justice

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