Funding Strategy

In nonprofit organizations, funding strategy should be as thoughtful and intentional as its program strategy. Through our work, Bridgespan provides support and resources that can help nonprofits and foundations develop funding strategies that increase sustainability and impact.

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Rare: Funding and Sustainability

Bridgespan worked with Rare Conservation to develop a sustainable funding model that would enable the organization to double in size and expand its programs to communities across the globe.

Group Consulting: Funding Strategy Development

Led by experienced Bridgespan staff, our process helps nonprofits to develop a funding strategy that aligns the organization’s skills and resources against its highest potential funding sources.

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Finding Your Funding Model: A Practical Approach to Nonprofit Sustainability

Developing a funding strategy for financial sustainability is key to any nonprofit's growth. Yet exactly how to create such a model can be unclear. This six-step guide helps organizations identify and develop funding models that can put them in the best position to achieve their goals.

Ten Nonprofit Funding Models

In tough economic times, questions around money become more frequent and pressing. This article describes the 10 funding models commonly used by the largest nonprofits in the United States so that other nonprofit leaders can more clearly articulate those that might support the growth of their own organizations.

The Nonprofit Starvation Cycle

A vicious cycle is leaving many nonprofits so hungry for decent infrastructure that they can barely function as organizations—let alone serve their beneficiaries. To break the nonprofit starvation cycle, funders must take the lead and recalibrate their expectations about what it costs to run a nonprofit.

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