The Sustainability Mindset

Using the Matrix Map to make Strategic Decisions

The Sustainability Mindset: Using the Matrix Map to Make Strategic Decisions Paperback - 2014


The Matrix Map—a powerful tool for nonprofit strategic decision-making

Nonprofit sustainability lies at the intersection of exceptional impact and financial viability. The Sustainability Mindset offers nonprofit professionals and board members a step-by-step guide to move your organization towards this intersection. As outlined in the bestselling book Nonprofit Sustainability, "The Matrix Map" is an accessible framework that combines financial and programmatic goals into an integrated strategy. In this next-step resource, the authors detail a rigorous process to develop a meaningful Matrix Map and engage leadership in setting an organization's strategy.

Nonprofits that thrive in today's environment are adaptable with a clear understanding of their impact and business model. This book offers nonprofit boards and staff a framework to do so. Drawing on their in-depth experience, the authors provide an easy-to-follow process complete with tools and templates to help organizations visualize their business model and engage in strategic inquiry. The book provides a variety of illustrative examples to show how the Matrix Map works for all types of organizations. Nonprofit executives and board member are sure to benefit from The Matrix Map analysis.

Offers step-by-step guidance for creating a Matrix-Map, a visual representation of an organization's business model

Helps organizations assess how each of their programs contributes toward their desired impact and their financial bottom-line.

Filled with compelling examples of how The Matrix Map helps nonprofits with strategic decision-making

Written by the coauthors of the groundbreaking book Nonprofit Sustainability

This comprehensive resource will give any nonprofit the framework they need to make decisions for sustainability and the templates and tools to implement it and help leaders address the challenges inherent in balancing mission impact with financial viability.

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Tomorrow's Business Model: What does your Sustainability Require?

  • The Key Room (Homeward Bound of Marin) 1385 N. Hamilton Pkwy Novato, CA, 94949 United States (map)

This clinic is for pairs of leaders ready to unpack their current business models, identify strengths and weakness, and articulate critical decisions that they need to make together to move their organizations in the direction of greater sustainability. Drawing on concepts from her new book, The Sustainability Mindset (Jossey-Bass 2014), Jeanne will guide your team through a series of exercises to explore the economic, talent, and programmatic innovation requirements of your future sustainability. You will leave with a shared analysis to take back to your full board and staff leadership and with a draft set of bold decisions that will accelerate your progress.