Sample Nonprofit Business Plans

03/30/2009

Summary

Sample business plans from nonprofit organizations with which The Bridgespan Group has worked.

For nonprofit organizations, the business-planning process offers a rare opportunity to step back and look at the organization as a whole. It is a time to connect the dots between mission and programs, to specify the resources that will be required to deliver those programs, and to establish performance measures that allow everyone to understand whether the desired results are being achieved. As a result, it encourages strategic thinking, not only while the plan is being created, but also thereafter, as implementation leads to new challenges and the need to make new decisions and tradeoffs.

Combined with our overview article, Business Planning for Nonprofits: What It Is and Why It Matters, the sample nonprofit business plans below can act as guides for your own organization's plan.

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