The Secret of “Profitable” Nonprofits

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Does your primary funding source largely determine your “profitability (ability to produce an operating surplus) and your liquidity (ability to maintain usable reserves)?

Does funding diversity really make for a more sustainable nonprofit?

What does owning your building do to your organization’s liquidity over the succeeding decade?

These are the questions that Clara Miller of the Nonprofit Finance Fund takes up in her latest set of revelations about the finances of nonprofits like yours. Through her study of the financial histories of more than a thousand youth-serving organizations in five states, Clara reveals financial patterns applicable to many nonprofit organizations.

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Here are the questions she answers in the article:

Does your primary funding source largely determine your “profitability” (ability to produce an operating surplus) and your liquidity (ability to maintain usable reserves)?

Does funding diversity really make for a more sustainable nonprofit?

What does owning your building do to your organization’s liquidity over the succeeding decade?

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