Past Piper Academies 2010
MissionWise: Business Planning for Your Social Enterprise
An interactive MissionWise workshop presented the basics of business planning and practices for nonprofit earned income ventures. A power idea session focused the audience on developing together revenue-generating ideas and business environmental questions for several organizations. A luncheon panel with four nonprofit executive directors shared experiences in conceptualizing and launching earned income ventures. Eight nonprofits had one-hour, one-on-one coaching sessions with the MissionWise presenters to discuss each organization’s potential revenue-generating idea.
MissionWise: Generating Immediate Revenue for Nonprofits: Earned Income
This interactive MissionWise workshop centered on creating new earned income and offered real-life examples, exercises and dialogues. Each nonprofit executive weighed organizational strengths and assets as building blocks to identifying short-term earned income opportunities and long-term business strategies to advance mission and increase revenue. A power idea session focused the audience on brainstorming revenue-generation ideas for four organizations represented in the audience.
Nonprofit Finance Fund: Recession Fundamentals Workshop
Nonprofit Finance Fund designed this session to help nonprofit leaders develop and use financial information to make better decisions and communicate more effectively with supporters. Participants learned about the interplay between financial risk, revenue reliability and fixed costs, and how this information can be used to enhance planning and decision-making during recession.