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Entries in Business Model (15)

Wednesday
Jul112018

Financial sustainability at every cycle of life

Sustainability is important, no matter what stage of life your organization is in. The signs and symptoms indicating change is necessary may look different during each stage. But evolution, innovation, and foresight are necessary along the way.

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Wednesday
May232018

Your budgeting blind spots

Whether you represent a business or nonprofit organization, budgeting season is (or nearly is) upon us. Too often organizations have budgeting blind spots that can throw monkey wrenches into strategies.

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Tuesday
Apr032018

10 reasons to consider earned revenue to supplement and grow unrestricted surplus revenue

Nonprofit organizations often have a big problem when they try to generate revenue. Most nonprofits rely too heavily on donations and other forms of philanthropic revenue. That can be risky, because philanthropy is based somewhat on whim. The donor has to want to give the nonprofit money. If they don’t feel like giving, the non-profit’s revenue dries up. Securing foundation grants and government contracts can feel equally capricious. So what’s an organization to do? Consider earned income to supplement these important sources of revenue. Here are 10 reasons to consider diversifying your revenue through earned sources.

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Sunday
Feb112018

Stop worrying about the new tax law

If your individual giving dynamic is solely based on donors receiving a tax deduction, you’ve got bigger problems to worry about.

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Tuesday
Jan092018

What your organization’s Sustainability Quotient?

Too many nonprofit organizations—large and small—operate on razor thin margins and lack an adequate safety net. If that describes your organization’s fiscal health, follow the lead of my best clients by setting an intention and creating a strategy in 2018 to turn things around. And keep it there. Read more to find out the 3 aspects of sustainability you must constantly balance.

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