The Nonprofit Business Plan: The Leader's Guide to Creating a Successful Business Model
Nonprofits often use the terms “strategic planning” and “business planning” interchangeably, but a good business plan goes beyond the traditional strategic plan, testing the economic logic and operational feasibility of the proposed strategy and detailing how and why it will succeed.
The Nonprofit Business Plan helps your organization understand what a business plan is and when you need one, and outlines a practical approach to creating a successful, sustainable business model.
A detailed case study is interwoven throughout the text, demonstrating how a nonprofit can move through the process in way that creates value for internal and external stakeholders alike. Readers may download and work with a sample financial model based on the case study.
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Testing assumptions – financial, operational, and market-related – is a critical part of the business planning process. In this podcast, Lester Olmstead-Rose and Heather Gowdy talk about why it is so important, and offer several examples of organizations that did that examination and made changes based on what they learned.
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