How to Help Nonprofits Qualify for Sustainability
and Ensure the Biggest Bang for the Buck!
Charitable giving is being replaced today by charitable investing, as governments, foundations, and donors increasingly look to receive the biggest bang for their buck. Those who give money now see themselves not only as stakeholders, but as shareholders in the business of cost-effectively improving the human condition. To attract and sustain support driven by bottom-line interests, nonprofits must demonstrate not just social significance, but economic value. (See "Qualify for Sustainability" below.)
Saint Wall Street LLC provides training and technical assistance via the Change Leaders Advantage to help health and human services providers prove investment worthy in today’s value-driven marketplace. Change agents become change leaders who understand, communicate, and leverage the market value of their health and human services, using our proprietary Program Return on Investment™ (PROI) model to demonstrate returns on investment for taxpayers, governments, and businesses.
PROI-trained organizations have raised $40+ million in new funding!
Saint Wall Street LLC is an SBA-approved Woman-Owned Small Business and a growing company of strategic partners and instructors strengthening the programs that strengthen people. Our innovative, practical approaches empower the health and human-services program(s) you fund or manage to transition from fundraising to value-raising and achieve sustainability in any economic climate.
Click here to see how one nonprofit organization used its
PROI case for support to demonstrate return on investment.
Saint Wall Street LLC clients include federal and state agencies, universities, national intermediaries and individual organizations across America. For the past three years, PROI has been a sustainability training initiative funded by the Office of Family Assistance under the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Administration for Children and Families.
The following is offered to help you begin qualifying your organization(s) for sustainability.
Qualify for Sustainability
1. What does the organization want to sustain? (The answer is not funding.) People support what they value, namely: child and family well-being; public safety and justice; and economic development. Seek to sustain the efforts that remedy these concerns and generate tremendous returns on investment for government, businesses, and community.
2. Are organization leaders investment-worthy? People favor people who lead by example. Today, grant makers expect to see nonprofit boards provide financial support, executive directors think smart vs. small, and organizations collaborate vs. compete. Exhibit sustainable leadership by adopting these approaches and others that leverage internal relationships and resources.
3. Are human impacts being measured? People want their money to make a big difference. Beyond merely reporting numbers reached and served, produce a compelling case for support that documents positive changes in human behavior and reveals the resulting cost-benefits for taxpayers and businesses.
4. Is the organization duly recognized? People prefer getting behind efforts that are well-known and highly regarded by others. Discover how to publicize successes and their value at virtually no cost, and use the positive outreach to gain much-deserved recognition and support.
5. What’s the plan to develop new revenue streams? People provide sustainable support in many ways – grants, donations, sponsorships, and purchases. Engage value-driven strategic planning to develop sustainability strategies that will satisfy the interests of those who give money and inspire multiple forms of investment (grants, donations, corporate gifts and social impact bonds, as well as earned income), for years to come.
The Change Leaders Advantage, featuring PROI:
the missing piece to sustainability for nonprofit health and human services providers