Margin & Mission Builder™ Debuts for Grantees

Got Margin? 
Your Grantees could benefit from entrepreneurial thinking & business practices to build their margin & mission. We can help. No Margin, No Mission. Your double bottom line matters.

Let Us Help Your Grantees Diversify Revenue, Expand Impact, and Build a Lasting Future.

Start with an informative earned income training session for a large group. Follow up with structured business plan development for a small group. 

Kingsley House, New Orleans, LAGiven the current ongoing economic challenges faced by your Grantees, many are striving to balance the increased demand for services with the challenges of reduced available funding and capacity to do the work.

While the concept of revenue diversification may seem obvious and desirable to many, it is not always the top priority in organizations that have received limited education, training, and help with implementation on the topic.

Now, more than ever, it is critical that your Grantees look beyond the typical ways of generating income. They need to look for opportunities that will provide them with margin to better meet their mission.


Computer  Lab
Kidworks Computer Lab, Costa Mesa, CA

For many of your Grantees, earned income opportunities are within closer reach than they may realize. The reason for this is that several of them have created assets of value that can be sold to other stakeholders to help generate financial resources for their organization. This could include anything from curriculum, trainings, public speaking engagements, consulting services, to a whole host of other offerings.

With No Margin, No Mission’s™ new Nonprofit Margin & Mission Builder™, your Grantees will have the unique opportunity to participate in our valuable Earned Income Training and Business Planning process. Not only will they explore the basics of earned income through a half or full day workshop that introduces the topic in a highly engaging, interactive, and informative session, but a select group of them will be chosen through an application process to receive technical assistance for development of a business plan geared to an earned income offering that already exists in their organization.


No Margin, No Mission 
Earned Income Workshop 
Detroit, MI

For those Grantees who are poised and ready to benefit from a substantive and practical training approach on earned income revenue generation, we’ll provide a half or full day workshop in a large group setting to educate them on the topic.

This innovative, practical, and hands-on training, titled Planning for the Future: Generating Margin to Grow Mission is designed specifically for nonprofits, and will provide tremendous benefit to organizations that want to diversify their revenue.

As part of this unique training opportunity, participants will gain insight into earned income through understanding its most fundamental principles, including key definitions and concepts, its value to organizations, compelling examples, interactive exercises, and suggested action steps to pursue the topic further.

Business Planning
No Margin, No Mission Business Planning in Action
Bellevue, WA

Upon completion of the workshop for the large group, a select few Grantees who are at a more advanced stage of readiness to apply earned income concepts to their own organization will be selected to develop a business plan focused on a specific product or service offering that could increase their margin and mission.

For those Grantees who are interested and qualify, an application process will result in the selection of a small group of organizations to receive technical assistance focused on the development of an earned income business plan for one of their product or service offerings.

No Margin, No Mission would provide the necessary training, technical assistance, and consultation to your Foundation and Grantees to deliver all aspects of this unique opportunity.


The ultimate goal of this engagement is to provide skill-based training to a large group of Grantees, followed by some personalized, one-on-one technical assistance to a select group of those Grantees that show the best promise for business planning success.

As part of this unique training opportunity, your Grantees will gain valuable insight into earned income through understanding its most fundamental principles, including key definitions and concepts, its value to organizations, compelling examples, interactive exercises, and suggested action steps to pursue the topic further.


The ability to enhance your Foundation’s understanding and appreciation for how business planning can increase the margin and mission of your Grantees. We encourage participation by Foundation Leadership and Staff.

An opportunity to increase the presence of earned income activities and social enterprise in your Grantee portfolio.

Ultimately, positioning your Grantees for a long-term future with multiple sources of diverse revenue.


If you’re interested in learning more about No Margin, No Mission’s™ new Nonprofit Margin and Mission Builder™ or any of our other planning, training, speaking, or implementation offerings, contact our Managing Partners, Michael Oxman and Larry ClarkWe’d love to speak with you.


No Margin, No Mission Square Logo w/ ShadowNo Margin, No Mission™ is a social enterprise and national consulting practice that helps organizations with a social or environmental mission increase revenue, expand impact, and build a lasting future through entrepreneurial thinking and business strategy.

To learn more about No Margin, No Mission™, visit www.NoMarginNoMission.org. 

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