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Organizational Sustainability



Improving Long-term Performance: Business Planning for Nonprofits


Panelists discuss how to integrate business considerations into planning for mission strategy, resources, and performance. 

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The 21st Century Nonprofit

NEW! This new edition details the significant improvements in management practice that have taken place in recent years.


Live Chat


Ready for Revenue Planning? 5 Qs to Ask Yourself

Dec 06, 2012  

Answer these questions if you're thinking about developing new revenue streams. With Nancy Osgood (The Osgood Group) and Stephen Pratt (Root Cause).

Can Collaborative Fundraising Work for You?

Aug 24, 2012  

This Q&A explores the benefits of collaborative fundraising arrangements between organizations and features Jonathan Howard (Cause & Effect) and Jeffrey Ouellette (Central Square Theater).

Is Your Nonprofit 3 Months from Disaster?

Jun 25, 2012  

How much should your nonprofit have in operating reserves? How do you build them up? With Alice Antonelli and Rodney Christopher of the Nonprofit Finance Fund.

Sample Documents


Proposal from Yale University Medical Center to the Avon Foundation

Request to fund salaries of clinical and advocacy staff to visit homes of families with children that have reported domestic violence.



Philanthropy Chat: Jan Masaoka on Nonprofit Sustainability in the New Normal


Online Classes


Introduction to Fundraising Planning Webinar

Recorded Webinar  |  Free

Does your organization need help directing its fundraising efforts? Planning focuses your organization by setting fundraising priorities and helps give staff and board members a roadmap to success.

Establishing a Nonprofit Organization Tutorial

Self-Paced eLearning  |  Free

Learn how to establish a nonprofit organization, task by task. This version is text only, but it has links to other formats.

Leveraging Leadership for Social Media Success

Self-Paced eLearning  |  $45.00

Learn how social media ambassadors can add value to your online activities.

Build a Social Media Strategy

Self-Paced eLearning  |  $35.00

Develop your social media plan and learn how to target the people you want to reach, choose the strategies you’ll employ to accomplish those goals, and the available tools you can use to execute your plan effectively. 

Storytelling for Social Media

Self-Paced eLearning  |  $25.00

In this online course, we’ll show you how to effectively employ stories in your social media efforts. 

Training Events


Creating Your Data Dashboard

Jan 24, 2017, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Nonprofits capture lots of data as they fundraise, operate programs, and seek to maximize charitable investments into their work.  Nonprofit leaders need to examine their data regularly in order to make informed strategic plans. But how can nonprofit leaders be helped to separate meaningful data from noise?  What are some tools that nonprofits can use to better track and gain insight from their data? Join us on January 24, 2017 for an interactive webinar led by Keyrus on how to create your “data dashboard”. 


Introduction to Finding Grants

Feb 3, 2017, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
New York In-person

Are you looking for grants? Discover what funders want in nonprofits seeking grants (It may surprise you) and how to find potential funders. 


The Sustainable Nonprofit: What Does it Really Cost to Achieve Impact?

Feb 7, 2017, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
San Francisco In-person

This interactive and engaging workshop will help social sector leaders understand the key pieces of financial data that are critical to making better, more informed decisions that drive organizations sustainability.

$75.00 - $95.00

Introduction to Fundraising Planning

Feb 10, 2017, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
New York, New York | In-person

This introductory class will provide you the basic steps for developing a fundraising plan, including tips on:

  • Making your case for support
  • Diversifying your organization’s fundraising base
  • Creating a plan of action

Social Enterprise for 501(c)(3) Organizations at the Central Library - Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System

Feb 16, 2017, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Atlanta, Georgia | In-person

Understand the social enterprise options that won't jeopardize tax-exempt status.