Demystifying Financial Sustainability

The Greater New Orleans Foundation Organizational Effectiveness Initiative (OE) and CompassPoint Nonprofit Services partnered to host a clinic on making strategic decisions for greater sustainability. Utilizing Jeanne Bell’s, CompassPoint’s CEO, new book the Sustainability Mindset (Jossey-Bass), the clinic introduced participants to a tool for assessing the financial return and mission impact of their core programs including fundraising activities. The tool sheds light on the decisions organizations need to make to strengthen their fiscal health and maximize their mission impact. The workshop was hands-on session for executive teams working to create a clear analysis of their nonprofit’s current business model and identifying critical decisions necessary to refining and strengthening the model for the future.

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