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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Demystifying Nonprofit Finance

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Most Executive Directors are steeped in the program direction and mission of their organization – but find themselves overwhelmed by the jargon and complexity of financial numbers. This session breaks down that barrier and provides a framework and the skills necessary for the ED to fully become the financial leader of their organization. Through a hands-on review we’ll explore the key questions for you to manage your organization’s finances, assess your organization’s financial health, communicate with your board around financial issues and make ongoing strategic decisions.

At the end of this FREE interactive session participants will be able to:
• Understand and engage in their role as financial leader of the organization.
• Read and understand their financial statements and assess the financial health of their organization through asking key questions and utilizing financial ratios.
• Staff the finance function to adequately cover all aspects of the organization with strong internal controls.
• Be familiar with the concepts of cost allocation, full costs, and budgeting.
• Communicate clear, concise financial information with their board using a dashboard.