Most nonprofit leaders care about their mission and are concerned about doing good work in their community. They want a user-friendly process to build their organization’s capacity, focus on sustainability, and ultimately, to show that their organization is demonstrating impact for the people they serve.
The Foraker Nonprofit Sustainability Model, although simple, is based on a sophisticated understanding of organizational development. With it, you can identify the four factors that help predict nonprofit sustainability. Those factors are having a clear focus, gathering the right people, developing meaningful partnerships, and having unrestricted funds available.
Nonprofit leaders who operate in an environment structured around these factors have lenses to help them take a good look at their organization, weigh decisions, and create clarity for the path forward.
How do you see your organization when you view it through one or all of these lenses? Share with our readers a story about your nonprofit’s sustainability journey.
Dennis McMillian, president of The Foraker Group, a capacity building organization based in Alaska, and the author of Focus on Sustainability: A Nonprofit’s Journey.