Sustainability Success Factors - An Integrated Approach to Maximizing Your Organization's Potential
Thursday, July 14th, 2016
11:15 AM - 12:30 PM: Breakout 2
All of us are focused on fundraising! Philanthropy as well as other revenue streams are essential to all nonprofit organizations. You know it takes more than dollars to make any good nonprofit succeed in the long run. You've got to keep your eye on a whole range of organizational issues and practices if your nonprofit is going to be sustainable.
This interactive session will address seven Sustainability Success Factors - all critical components that need your attention every bit as much as fundraising. The Seven Sustainability Success Factors include: 1) thoughtful planning, 2) clear objectives, 3) action-oriented plans, 4) consistent messages, 5) diverse resources, 6) dedicated staff and 7) committed leadership. Examples will be shared on how each of these factors is applied at the organizational level.
Establishing a clear link between what your organization wants to do, the steps it's going to take to get there and ultimately how you're going to tell others about what you are accomplishing is an effective integrated management approach that will help sustain the growth your organization.
In this session, you will be given simple steps to assess whether Sustainability Success Factors are in place at your organization, including a scorecard/check list that can be used to start a strategic conversation at a staff meeting or a board meeting.
Learning Outcome #1
By attending this session participants will learn:
How to understand the broader context into which resource development efforts fit when it comes to management priorities, learning that fundraising, communications, governance, staffing, etc. are all integrated.
Learning Outcome #2
By attending this session participants will learn:
Greater detail about how each success factor functions.
Learning Outcome #3
By attending this session participants will learn:
Tangible ways you can assess your own organization by learning about specific achievement indicators for each success factor through a scorecard tool based on these indicators. NOTE: An example of the scorecard can be found at