___Financial sustainability is an essential goal of your organization.
___You have decided that you will pursue financial sustainability.
___You have decided who will make the decisions.
___Your mission, vision, and objectives where in mind as you began this work.
___You have brainstormed possible strategies for your organization.
___Key people such as current staff, funders, volunteers, and clients have given input.
___You have decided which strategies are best for your organization:
- Marketing your organization
- Sharing positions and resources with other organizations
- Becoming a line item in an existing budget
- Incorporating activities or services in organizations with a similar mission
- Applying for grants
- Tapping into personnel resources
- Soliciting in-kind support
- Developing and implementing fundraisers
- Pursuing third-party funding
- Developing a fee-for-service structure
- Acquiring public funding
- Securing endowments and planned giving arrangements
- Establishing membership fees and dues
- Making a business plan