The Key to Nonprofit Sustainability details the methods and processes your nonprofit can effectively use to demonstrate the value of your organization's efforts.
Filled with an abundance of case studies as well as pragmatic tips, tools, and methods used successfully by hundreds of nonprofits, this practical book covers topics including Defining ROI The Leverage of Investors Learning from the For-Profit World Moving to an Investment-based Mindset Treating Investors as Investors Your nonprofit's prospective investors want to know "What are you accomplishing with my money?
The Key to Nonprofit Sustainability offers you immediately useful concepts that accentuate, enhance, and augment solid fundraising and represents a major change in how to capitalize on the motivations of those who are likely to invest in your organization. If a for-profit organization does not do this, the market puts it out of business.
ROI For Nonprofits: The New Key to Sustainability and millions of other books are available for Amazon Kindle. Human Resources Management for Public and Nonprofit Organizations. "Tom Ralser's groundbreaking book ROI for Nonprofits isTHE new guidebook for not-for-profit. Editorial Reviews. From the Inside Flap. ROI for Nonprofits. The New Key To Sustainability. Tom Ralser. "Ralser's guidelines? put nonprofits on the road to.
If a nonprofit does not do this, the market does not fund it"--Ralser, Ch "Nonprofits are not that different from for profits. If a nonprofit does not do this, the market does not fund it"--Ralser, Chapter One: Demystifying the Status Quo Ralser writers with a clarity and precision long sought by many within the nonprofit and development world, clearly encompassing the fundamental shift that has occurred in the past 15 years throughout the industry, i. Of particular note for the novice development specialist, Ralser spices his economic lingo and data-driven paragraphs with pithy aphorisms such as "all shared values are recognized values," allowing even the reader with only a modicum of economic understanding to comprehend, digest, and ultimately implement Ralser's advice.
His models are all readily workable, manageable by even the smallest development team. With his eminently readable style and highly practical models, Ralser's ROI for Nonprofits makes clear its intended audience from the get-go: At a time when it is these nonprofits most feeling the residual effects of , Ralser's book is both a real resource and a genuine strategy.
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Please try again later. While the author makes several good points about developing an ROI for Nonprofit organizations, the book lacks an exploration of the fundamental differences in financial structures for NGOs, including restricted funding and that the recipients of NP actions are not the "investors. Even to make SP as a poor practice, one would think more time could have been spent covering the topic rather than dismiss it out of hand. And in light of recent behavioral economic thinking The Why Axis, Freakonomics, etc.
I do recommend Mr. Rasler's book "Asking Rights," but think that this one has missed an opportunity to make a better case. One person found this helpful 2 people found this helpful. I've met Tom 3 times. I thought the end product was superb. ROI will help the person or group needing to improve their fund raising and sustainability apply business principles to their organization.
Tom shows the "end product" for 8 real life organizations of different shapes and sizes. I think this alone may be immensely helpful to someone trying to show the value of his or her organization to a potential investor i. He cites numerous examples with detailed graphs, tables and calculations. He takes some complex business ideas and formulas and helps the reader apply them to the non-profit sector.
I have a financial background and had no problem absorbing the material. Someone without a business background is going to have to go slow in some parts of this book.
But the complexity is mostly to "prove" the theorem. If you don't need the "proof" skip the calculations.
Some non-profit managers will struggle with parts of ROI because some concepts fly in the face of the "old guard" or the "way it has always been. Can you handle the truth about non-profits in the 21st century? Tom Ralser pushes the envelope in advocating a business approach to nonprofit management and strategic fund raising.
He touches on all the right issues and does so in a very practical way that will stimulate thinking in the right direction for any leader of a nonprofit enterprise. Some readers will disagree with his approach.
Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. Read more Read less. But he makes the point that nonprofits are already used to demonstrating their value to foundations through the grant application process; and in ROI for Nonprofits he is simply asking readers to take that process a few steps further. I think this alone may be immensely helpful to someone trying to show the value of his or her organization to a potential investor i. I do recommend Mr.
Others will not be willing to make the huge effort necessary to align themselves with his paradigm. Not everything Ralser says is correct for every NFP but those unwilling to grapple with the issues raised in this book will eventually be left behind. Well written, easy to understand and motivating book.
As a new board member on a small non profit company, I learned so much. I am passing out my copy to other board members to use and look through.
Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. Great book and a different view than the traditional fundraising mindset. Well worth the read. Good amount of case studies; made for quick reading.
Writing was somewhat repetitive. More of an overview than a deep dive.
One person found this helpful. Tremendous insights, a game changer in terms of how I had thought about non-profit management and promotion to the community. This book is where it's at.