Seven Principles for Building a Nonprofit Revenue Model

Seven Principles for Building a Nonprofit Revenue Model

The opening premise of this article is simple. Creating and acting on a clear revenue model is an essential strategy to support the long-term stability of your nonprofit organization. Without intentional strategy your agency is less resilient and less in control of your future. Creating a revenue model is the process of thinking about the potential universe of funding accessible to your organization and making strategic decisions about preserving, increasing and/or expanding revenue streams with the highest potential of working within the constraints of your organizational capacity.

Four Dimensions of Nonprofit Growth

Four Dimensions of Nonprofit Growth

Being clear about how your organization plans to grow will influence your options for strategy, funding and operations. Without such a focused and shared understanding of your organizational growth will likely be much more opportunistic and reactive rather than proactiv

Strategic Nonprofit Resource Development Planning

Strategic Nonprofit Resource Development Planning

I have worked with many organizations where the starting point for revenue development planning is next year’s budget. However, a “seeking support for programs” approach to resource development is an increasingly unreliable way to raise revenues that support the financial stability of a nonprofit.