Give Your Organization or Grantees New Knowledge, Skills, and Tools
“Excellent facilitation and the group process and pacing were just right.”
–Kris Becker, Workshop Participant, Jefferson County Community Foundation
At No Margin, No Mission, we’re dedicated to helping nonprofits and the funders that support them acquire new knowledge, skills and tools. Whether it’s to build entrepreneurial practices, business capacity, or operational efficiency and effectiveness, our portfolio of innovative and practical offerings help organizations in the social sector create diversified revenue, expand their impact, and build a lasting future.
Our talented consulting professionals have decades of experience in the nonprofit, for-profit, and foundation sectors, with a keen understanding of what it takes to grow the margin and mission of an organization. With our insights and expertise, and your desire to learn and grow, it’s a winning combination that will help make a difference.
If your organization has specific needs or training areas that we haven’t addressed in any of our offerings, we’d like to hear from you. Just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with a brief description of what you’re looking for, and we’ll get back to you quickly.
BUILDING AN ENTREPRENEURIAL CULTURE
Many nonprofits have entrepreneurial and innovative leaders who are able to see opportunities that would not be apparent to their staff. For an organization that is seeking growth, revenue generation, and greater mission impact, having all hands on deck is essential. If this description fits your organization or one/s that you support we can help you accomplish this through our unique training module that infuses entrepreneurial thinking, spirit, and practices into the culture of your organization.
EARNED INCOME: WHAT IS IT AND HOW CAN IT BENEFIT YOUR ORGANIZATION?
One way an organization can diversify its revenue sources is to develop earned-income offerings in the form of products, programs, or services. In many cases, these activities may already exist in the form of trainings, curriculum, workshops, specialized knowledge and expertise, public speaking, or any number of other activities that are currently being given away for free. We can help educate and train on earned income basics, with a half or full-day workshop that introduces the topic with key definitions, its value to organizations, compelling examples, interactive exercises, and suggested action steps to pursue the topic further.
GETTING YOUR BOARD ON BOARD FOR EARNED INCOME
Creating an entrepreneurial organization starts with building a Board that values entrepreneurship, innovation, and appropriate business practices in the social sector. If your Board could benefit from education and training on earned income, we can help with a half or full-day workshop that introduces the topic with key definitions, its value to organizations, compelling examples, interactive exercises, and suggested action steps to pursue the topic further.
NAVIGATING INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY: PROTECTING YOUR ASSETS
Every organization has valuable intellectual properties that they need to protect. These may be in the form of products, programs, and services, or even the name of the organization and tag line. This half-day training will explain why it’s important to protect intellectual properties, what forms they come in, and how to manage situations where they may be challenged or threatened. Packed with examples, highly interactive, and complete with an IP Action Plan to take with you, this session shouldn’t be missed.
PLANNING FOR THE FUTURE: HOW BUSINESS PLANS CAN HELP DIVERSIFY REVENUE
An organization’s future is dependent on building strong financial health, which means having diverse revenue sources that go beyond grant funding for financial support. Whether looking at the entire organization, or specific products, programs, or service, there’s tremendous value in understanding how business planning can contribute to success. We can help educate and train on the basics of business planning, with a half or full-day workshop that introduces the topic with key definitions, its value to organizations, compelling examples, interactive exercises, and suggested action steps to pursue the topic further.
POWERFUL BUILDING BLOCKS: DEFINING MISSION, VISION AND CORE VALUES
There is tremendous power in simply stated mission, vision, and core value statements that define what you do, where you’re going, and what you stand for. Whether you’re looking to start this process from scratch or build from what you already have, we can help with a practical, collaborative, interactive, and fun half or full-day training session that will yield big results.