Many of us recall David La Piana's Nonprofit Strategy Revolution, which pushed past our traditional notion of strategic planning and brought more time-sensitive, relevant thinking to the forefront. La Piana acknowledges that even while Revolution was being published, clients began to raise the common questions surrounding the economic and operational implications of strategic decisions. Specifically, how could they effectively connect their strategy with an execution plan that would truly grow the organization? Answering this question involved developing a rigorous methodology for connecting mission, strategy and execution.
The methodology described in The Nonprofit Business Plan roots strategic decision making in a strong financial analysis. Known as "DARE2 Succeed,” the principles in the methodology have been repeatedly tested in La Piana's consulting practice to ensure the book represents practical and workable approaches to improving your organization's outcomes. I asked coauthor, Lester Olmstead-Rose, about the most common reasons for pursuing a new business model. I loved his answer so I'm sharing it with you...
Don't miss our live interview with Nonprofit Business Plan coauthor, Heather Gowdy, at LANO's annual conference. Send us your questions now about nonprofit business models for Heather at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll answer them on Oct 3 in our session!
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by Denise McMahan
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