How business thinking can help non-profits grow impact and income. Everything you need to know about earning income and using business techniques to deliver social change.
In April 2019 the Charities Aid Foundation, in association with ACEVO, published the outcome of its research on the greatest challenges charities face.
The ripple effect is a powerful concept: the idea that an organisation can create impact far beyond its own footprint. And there’s plenty of evidence that it works.
Earned income has been the single biggest driver of the growth in charity income for most of the last twenty years, and it currently represents over 50% of all charity revenue. Growing it is a priority for many charities, but it’s not easy…
Innovation capability is patchy in most organisations, but taking a more strategic approach to innovation can increase margins, accelerate growth, and open up new ways to have a greater positive impact.
The best way to develop high value commercial income with genuine impact, is to find unmet need and to create new markets around it, but that means a lot of people inside your charity need to change their expectations.
In this three minute video, Martyn demonstrates and explains a simple tool that you can use with the executive team in your charity and social enterprise, to quickly prioritise the big initiatives
Making good money from providing commercial services isn’t easy for anyone, but it sounds like the folks at RNIB have made some fairly basic errors.
Scale brings enormous benefits if it’s done in the right way. It dramatically increases the reach and potential impact you can have in the world. But it’s rare that charities put in the time, money and focus to actually bring it about.
Your organisation’s knowledge is probably the biggest lever you have for increasing income and impact, but all too often it’s an invisible and untapped asset, because most of us are like Canada…