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Financial sustainability is key for nonprofits and includes having cash reserves, being strategic toward achieving outcomes, and operating transparently.
VIDEO | Sustainability is about much more than finances. Founder and CEO Christa Gannon shares what it means to Fresh Lifelines for Youth.
VIDEO | President and CEO Carol Rivchun shares an example of how data helped Youth Opportunities Unlimited raise funds.
VIDEO | Need to explain to stakeholders why typical funding practices need to change? Share this funny analogy to a pizza shop.
VIDEO | William Attaway, lead pastor of Southview Community Church, talks about why margin matters and how to build it.
VIDEO | Get over the fear of asking and learn how to seek–and receive–donations for your nonprofit. Rueben Mayes shares seven keys to successful fundraising at TEDxWSU 2014.
VIDEO | Advancement Director Jayne Eiben shares how relying on donors with strong mission affinity and nurturing those relationships became a key to successful fundraising at the Lawrence School.
WEB SITE | This tool will help you and your colleagues evaluate whether a funding opportunity makes strategic sense and is feasible for your organization. Use the online questionnaire or a pdf.
WEB SITE | This guide helps board members understand key financial statements–balance sheets and income statements–for carrying out the legal responsibility of financial oversight.
PDF | Hilda Polanco, founder and managing director of Fiscal Management Associates, shares tips on how nonprofits can build reserves.
PDF | This template and guide help you create your nonprofit’s own reserve fund policy. Pro-tips help tailor it to your organization’s circumstances.
ARTICLE | Could you help build your organization’s reserves by asking a foundation for a “reserve grant”? This article explores what it is and who should consider asking for one.