O for Opportunity: Exploring New Revenue Opportunities for Nonprofits
Nonprofits are no strangers to earned income. However, many have not fully realized their potential for revenue generation via social enterprise. This session will help organization leaders identify and decide whether or not to move forward with new earned income opportunities. The hands-on session offers exercises and activities that will be valuable to experienced entrepreneurs and newcomers alike.
Introduce participants to the concept of community wealth/social
Share examples, risks, best practices.
Identify community wealth opportunities for participant organizations.
Understand how to assess and prioritize opportunities.
Learn about the components of a successful business plan.
This course is the recording of a live webinar and contains the slides and full audio from the original presentation (including Q & A sessions). Only a reasonably current version of FlashPlayer is needed to run this recording (most computers already have this installed).
About the Instructor(s)
Heather Peeler blends more than ten years of experience in the nonprofit
sector with years in management consulting, and is currently the Managing
Director at Community Wealth Ventures. She has worked in a variety of fields
including the arts, publishing, health care, and philanthropy. Prior to
joining Community Wealth Ventures, she was a senior associate at Innovation
Network, where she oversaw business development, public relations, marketing
and new product development for a consulting firm serving nonprofits and
foundations. Prior to joining Innovation Network, Heather served as the
Managing Editor for Foundation News & Commentary, the flagship publication
of the Council on Foundations, where she oversaw the magazine's circulation
and advertising programs and wrote features and organizational profiles.
After receiving an MBA from the Anderson School at UCLA, Heather was the
Executive Director of Small Press Distribution, a nonprofit located in
Berkeley, CA that provides distribution services for independent literary
publishers. While living in the Bay Area, she co-founded GenArt/SF, a
nonprofit arts organization dedicated to increasing young people's
participation in the visual arts.
Founded in 1997, Community Wealth Ventures, Inc. is a consulting firm that
assists in all aspects of entrepreneurial wealth creation for the social
sector. Our vision is to embolden and equip leaders to innovate, grow and
sustain organizations that build a better world. Through our work, we teach
our clients how to best leverage their external market and internal capacity
to meet mission and revenue objectives. Our deep understanding of the
nonprofit and for-profit sectors, coupled with our focus in applying
market-based thinking across these sectors, helps our clients develop the
appropriate strategy to maximize their revenue generation and community
CWV is a for-profit subsidiary of Share Our Strength, a national anti-hunger
organization. In this respect, we are an example of what we teach our