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The Nonprofit Business Plan: A Leader's Guide to Creating a Successful Business Model

By David La Piana, Heather Gowdy, Lester Olmstead-Rose, and Brent Copen

A fresh, compelling approach to establishing a sustainable, results-driven nonprofit business plan. Nonprofits often use the terms "strategic planning" and "business planning" interchangeably, but a good business plan goes beyond the traditional strategic plan with its focus on mission and vision, goals and objectives. The Nonprofit Business Plan, created by the nationally recognized nonprofit consultant experts at La Piana Consulting, helps your nonprofit organization understand what a strategic business plan is and why you need one, then provides a practical, proven process for creating a successful, sustainable business model. This groundbreaking resource further explains how your nonprofit can determine whether a potential undertaking is economically viable, a vital tool in today's economic climate, and how to understand and solve challenges as they arise. With detailed instructions, worksheets, essential tools, case studies, and a rigorous financial analysis presented clearly and accessibly for executives, board members, and consultants, The Nonprofit Business Plan is also an important resource for non-specialist audiences such as potential funders and investors. This innovative step-by-step guide will provide your team with a solid set of business decisions so that your nonprofit can achieve maximum results for years to come.