Does Your Business Model Support Fund Development?
Many Alliance for Strong Families and Communities members are using a matrix map to explain to donors and board members how the agency achieves impact through its programs. The idea is to visually depict how the organization's many programs work together.
The exercise of making the matrix map also hones the organization's understanding of what it can achieve and how, boosting the strategic planning process.
What has your agency done to make and use a matrix map? Share your experiences in a comment below!
Want to learn more?
The Alliance’s Organizational Advancement Resource Solutions (OARS) Alliance Peer Exchange group is offering a webinar on this topic. Mapping the Business Model to Increase Fund Development will be Thursday, June 23, 2016 from 1-2 p.m. CT. Register online today!
Take advantage of the Alliance's OARS offerings:
- One-on-one speed consulting with the group's advisory members
- Webinars, teleconferences, or workshops
- Fund development training manual
- Email discussion group for getting your questions answered
About the Author
Len Iaquinta is president of Excellence in Communications in Kenosha, Wis. He is a member of the Resource Organizational Advancement Resource Solutions Committee.
He is known for the breadth of his skill set and his depth of experience in nonprofit fundraising. Throughout his fund development career, he has raised millions of dollars in major gifts, grants, and annual fund donations. He has created successful fundraising programs at public and private institutions from New York City to Milwaukee and Chicago.
Iaquinta earned his bachelor's and master's degrees in journalism from Northwestern University (Medill School) and Columbia University in the City of New York (Pulitzer School), respectively.