E-Study

Reliability and Autonomy in Nonprofit Finance

Having a diverse source of funding is vital to an organization’s sustainability. Yet even within a diverse financial portfolio, the funding sources vary in their consistently over time and the amount of flexibility they permit. This e-study highlights how a tool, the Reliability-Autonomy Matrix, can help a nonprofit organization’s leadership analyze its funding sources and determine if changes need to be made to improve the fit with an organizations’ needs. The Reliability and Autonomy in Nonprofit Finance E-Study allows users become familiar with the concept of reliability and autonomy of an organization’s funding sources. Jon Pratt, Executive Director of the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits developed the tool. The e-study provides information on how to use the tool, the actual spreadsheet and step-by-step instructions, as well as the real world application of two nonprofit executive directors from organizations with very different funding portfolios.
***You MUST be logged in to leave a comment.***
Community Comments

Be the first to leave a comment for Reliability and Autonomy in Nonprofit Finance!

RELATED MATERIALS
  • Casa de Esperanza
    This e-case highlights the leadership and management of a small nonprofit organization through its pursuit of mission critical but underfunded work. Casa de Esperanza is a dom... Learn more
  • Calculating True Program Costs
    Nonprofits Assistance Fund believes that knowing the real, true costs of delivering nonprofit programs is critical to move an organization towards sustainable finances. When... Learn more
  • Jeremiah Program
    This case explores the national scaling efforts of Jeremiah Program, a Minneapolis-based nonprofit. Jeremiah Program is a nationally recognized nonprofit organization whose pr... Learn more
  • Turning Around a Nonprofit Organization: Literacy Mid-South
    This e-case focuses on the leadership and turnaround of a small nonprofit organization after its merger with another similar organization. Literacy Mid-South works to increase... Learn more