Built to Last: Redesigning nonprofit organizations for mission and financial sustainability

Your nonprofit organization could be one of six Calgary and area nonprofits to take part in a unique pilot program.

Building a nonprofit that delivers mission impact and is financially sound is the enduring challenge of any nonprofit leader. Finances are limited, funding systems are perpetually changing, and the opportunities for programming are many.

IntegralOrg, through the generous support of the Calgary Foundation, has developed a four-month pilot project to help nonprofit organizations discern pathways to sustainability. 

BUILT TO LAST: Redesigning nonprofit organizations for mission and financial sustainability utilizes the Nonprofit Sustainability Process, a unique dual bottom-line approach that integrates both mission and financial impacts and will ignite self-reflection and discernment.

Leadership teams from six organizations will work through a facilitated process that includes collective workshops, guided self-directed data gathering, one-on-one facilitated planning, and individual consultations. Using a tool called a Matrix Map, organizations will assess both mission and financial impact for each of their programs or activities.

Leaders will:

  • Assess the mission impact of each program by clearly understanding how it contributes to overall impact.    
  • Determine the net profitability of each program through a full-cost accounting process. 
  • Develop a custom set of considerations that can be used to enhance the individual and collective impact of their program mix.
  • Articulate an intended impact statement for their organization.

Duration: September – December, 2021
Commitment: 3-4 Senior staff/board members contributing a total of 75-100 hours over four months.
Structure: The program will consist of four collective workshops, guided self-directed data gathering, 1:1 facilitated planning, and support from IntegralOrg.
Costs: The costs of this program have been covered by the Calgary Foundation. This is a value of $5,000 in training, coaching, and consulting to each organization.

We invite interested Calgary and area nonprofit organizations to contact Mike Grogan, IntegralOrg President and CEO, at 587-323-4572 or mike@integralorg.ca to chat about the program, the commitment, requirements, and request an application form. Application Deadline: June 30, 2021

See full details about the program - including program schedule - in our informational brochure.