Nonprofit Sustainability: Making Strategic Decisions for Financial Viability

by Jeanne Bell, Jan Masaoka, Steve Zimmerman


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  • Find out why your nonprofit strategies for sustainability must encompass both financial and programmatic elements.
  • Learn how to map your business model and identify profitability and relative impact.
  • Make sound choices to adjust your business model and optimize your outcomes.
  • Examine your mix of fundraising and/or earned income sources as they relate to organizational strengths.


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About the Author

Jeanne Bell is CEO of CompassPoint Nonprofit Services (, one of the country’s leading providers of training and consulting services to nonprofit organizations, based in the San Francisco Bay Area with a national practice. Jeanne is a nationally respected author, consultant, researcher and speaker on nonprofit finance, strategy and executive leadership matters.

Jan Masaoka is director and editor in chief of Blue Avocado, an online magazine for nonprofits that has 60,000 subscribers ( She served as executive director of CompassPoint Nonprofit Services for 14 years, in which position she was named Nonprofit Executive of the Year by the Nonprofit Times in 2003.

Steve Zimmerman is principal at Spectrum Nonprofit Services ( in Milwaukee, where he provides consulting to community-based organizations in the areas of finance and strategy and works with staff and boards to better understand and strengthen their business models. Steve also speaks frequently and conducts trainings nationally on these subjects. Prior to Spectrum, Steve was with CompassPoint Nonprofit Services, consulting for clients with budgets ranging from $250,000 to $20 million.

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