Classes & Series

Learn more about the skills required to build strong and effective organizations.


Business Planning for Nonprofits

Partner: $50.00 / General: $100.00

A sound business model is the basis of a business plan. Nonprofits are businesses with a double bottom line: mission and money. Our business plans explore all the components of nonprofit sustainability, including funding, and pay specific attention to mission-related earned income. Business planning is essential when you are contemplating a new program, exploring a capital expansion, or just getting off the ground.

In this class you will learn: 

  • What a business plan is and how it fits into the overall planning process for your organization
  • How business planning in the nonprofit sector differs from business planning in the for-profit sector, and how the process is similar
  • The background thinking that needs to go into developing a business plan
  • The basic elements of an effective business plan for a nonprofit
  • How to gather the information you need for a business plan

When you have completed this class, you will know how to start your business plan and how you can use it to enhance all parts of your organization's management, including your relationship with funders.

No scheduled dates for this event. If you would like to schedule this event for your community please contact us.