The series explores the reality of the nonprofit operating environment and how this system impacts common business choices. Amid today’s rapidly changing economic environment, participants will come away from these webinars better prepared to plan for the future and manage using data.
We think this knowledge is indispensable for any professional working in the nonprofit and philanthropic sectors.
Registration includes an invitation to join the live broadcast for each webinar, as well as a recorded version that participants can view at their convenience and downloadable PPT slides. Recordings and PPT slides will be disseminated shortly after each webinar. The webinars described are offered as a sequence and are effective when taken as a course or purchased as single presentations, depending on an individual participant’s needs.
Webinar 3: Philanthropic Equity: Bringing Programs to Scale
In the for-profit sector, a company periodically requires an injection of equity capital to fuel its growth and pay for the deficits incurred in route to sustainability—the point at which revenue reliably covers operating expenses. While the equity concepts of “ownership” and “return” do not exist for nonprofits (which don't have owners), mission-focused organizations nonetheless share the periodic need for investment and funders to fill that role. The sector is beginning to change in the way nonprofits and donors think about growth and fundraising, and how donated funds can helpfully fill the resource gap.
Through this 60-minute webinar, NFF will unpack the concept of “philanthropic equity.” Facilitators will also distinguish between the roles of builders (those who invest in creating high-performing nonprofit enterprises) and buyers (those who invest directly in program execution) and offer tools to help each be more effective.