Scaling Greater Heights: Business Planning for Greater Impact
Thursday, November 17, 2011 10:00 am
Classroom | San Francisco, CA
In today's uncertain environment, nonprofits are under pressure to strengthen their organizations so that they can expand their programs and achieve greater social impact. But how exactly can a nonprofit organization assess its capacity and readiness for expansion? What do nonprofits need to consider to achieve scale? And what are the best ways to determine scalability for your organization?
Join Kim Mazzuca, President, 10,000 Degrees; and Paul Connolly, Senior Partner and Chief Client Services Officer, TCC Group, as they share their experiences about developing a plan to guide 10,000 Degrees' (formerly Marin Education Fund) expansion.
Discussion topics include:
- Assessing financial sustainability and the feasibility of organizational expansion
- Weighing program replication models
- Developing a nonprofit business plan
- The role of program evaluation in organizational expansion
- Developing and implementing a scaling plan
About 10,000 Degrees: 10,000 Degrees, an organization with a 30-year history in providing financial, technical and personal support to low-income students to help them earn a college degree. They advocate for equal educational opportunity and support students in need to successfully access, pursue and complete higher education. In May, 2011, 10,000 Degrees advanced to the final round of the Social Impact Exchange’s 2011 National Business Plan Competition.
About TCC Group: TCC Group is a management consulting firm that serves nonprofits and funders. Paul Connolly is author of Navigating the Organizational Lifecycle: A Capacity Building Guide for Nonprofit Leaders (BoardSource, 2006) and co-author of Strengthening Nonprofit Effectiveness: A Funder's Guide to Capacity Building (Fieldstone Alliance and Grantmakers for Effective Organizations, 2002).
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