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Entries in Flourish (11)

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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Tuesday
Jun192018

Which end of the telescope do you use?

Today’s entrepreneurial nonprofit leader, the subject of an upcoming event with the same name, is operating way above the day-to-day. In fact along with their telescopes aimed out far, they’re supplementing with drone camera imagery, filling in the details of the landscape to make bold—and sometimes uncomfortable decisions—for the organization.

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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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Tuesday
Mar062018

4 factors that fuel revenue growth

Whether your business or nonprofit is crushing it or confused, four practices that are in your control can get you on a path to revenue growth.

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Tuesday
Mar062018

What happens when you get into The Discomfort Zone?

One of the benefits of living in a fast changing culture is that continuous learning and reinvention — or evolution — is more necessary than ever. My best clients are constantly living just outside their comfort zones and readily absorbing and applying new learning. This approach requires a positive mindset and periodic resets to flush out negative thinking and replace worries with wonderful new skills and progress.

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