New York State Community Action Association
Nonprofit Sustainability: Making Strategic Decisions
Based on the 2010 book by Jan Masaoka, Jeanne Bell and Steve Zimmerman - Nonprofit Sustainability: Making Strategic Decisions for Financial Viability - which includes tools to help with sustainability planning. This webinar introduced the model and linked it to the planning, budgeting and evaluation protocols familiar to CAAs. The webinar engaged session participants in developing preliminary scenarios from their own organizations.
This strategic decision-making model considers both money and mission, and creates a compelling visual tool for board and staff leaders concerned with organizational sustainability. This model, known as the “matrix map,” results in a succinct picture of the organization’s business model, presenting the relative size, impact and profitability of each program or group of programs.