It is important to have a full understanding of nonprofit sustainability and take a comprehensive approach to addressing it. To be successful, all the pieces of the puzzle must be in place.
Many organizations and programs struggle because instead of looking at the big picture, they focus on a few pieces of the puzzle.
At X Factor, we look at both the big picture and the individual pieces to help you create and implement a plan that strengthens your organizations so that you can fulfill your mission. We consider all the pieces, including:
- Clear, concise, and compelling vision
- Strategic thinking, planning, and action
- Confident and competent leadership (board and staff)
- Effective marketing and community engagement
- Robust business plan and funding model
- Appropriate safeguards and accountability measures
- Dynamic community partnerships
- Excited and energetic teams
- Results-oriented programming
- Reliable infrastructure
We start where you are and help you get to where you want to be.
Each organization has it's own unique strengths, opportunities, and challenges. This means that there is no standard template or 'one size fits all' solution to sustainability. Learn more about our Comprehensive Organizational Sustainability Planning services.
Many nonprofits receive funding from foundations, government entities, or individual investors to support individual programs or initiatives. This funding may help launch a program or fund for a limited time, but it eventually ends. Learn more about our Programmatic Sustainability Planning services.
Developing sustainable organizations, funding, and programs are complex matters. There are many pieces of the organizational puzzle that must be in place to support sustainability. We've identified 10 principles that promote nonprofit sustainability and have a variety of option for how we can address these topics to best accommodate your audience, setting, and need. Learn more about The Nonprofit Sustainability Workshops and Keynote Speaking.