financial stability

Posted 12 months ago at 10:41 pm

I have put this request out here once before and nobody responded. I'm hoping there is someone out there with experience that can help guide us through financial stability and collective impact.

How does a nonprofit agency fundraise for a collective impact initiative while still keeping funders interested in their own mission? There are only so many dollars available.

Does anyone have success stories of collective impact initiatives that are financially stable? Outcomes that prove the initiative was more cost effective than the "old" way of doing business?


Thank you so much.

Terri Green


Amy Dean

technical assistance provider / consultant

Hi Terri - My name is Amy Dean, and I coordinate a environmental education collective impact group in Marin County, CA. This group received seed funding that included a line item for 'Financial Stability Planning.' The group has hired a consultant to help the member organizations come together and plan. Not sure how successful this process will be in the long run, but it seems like a good first step. Hope this helps. Good luck.



Submitted by Amy Dean on Thu, 2017-08-03 13:08

John Chilton

partner organization

Hi Terri,

I noticed that one of your Community Pantry's partners is the Oshkosh Rotary Southwest Club.

Rotary members are involved in 5 avenues of service - one of which is:

"Vocational Service -- the Second Avenue of Service

As business leaders, Rotarians share their skills and expertise through Vocational Service. Your Vocational Service efforts can play a vital role in improving the quality of life for those hardworking members of the community who need direction and expertise. By participating in any of a number of Vocational Service activities - mentoring, career days, vocational awards, business assistance, or even talking about your job at a club meeting - you can turn your experience into an invaluable resource for others."

Terri, you may like to contact them to inquire if they had a member interested in lending a hand as a business mentor

All the best


Submitted by John Chilton on Fri, 2017-08-04 17:05

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