- Nonprofits face a myriad of challenges in establishing and maintaining financial sustainability, and these challenges are exacerbated for nonprofits serving low-resources, high-need communities. This literature review identifies key themes and findings that may inform operations and decisionmaking related to improving sustainability in such organizations. The authors conducted systematic literature searches using a combination of academic search engines and the broader Internet. They identify and discuss key challenges of financial sustainability for nonprofits, such as over-reliance on external funding sources, demonstrating value and accountability to funders, and promoting community engagement and leadership, as well as promising practices for meeting these challenges and achieving financial sustainability. Additionally, the authors discuss unique challenges faced by nonprofits serving low-resources, high-need populations. It is the authors' hope that this review will enhance the limited literature on financial sustainability in low-resource or high-need communities and will contribute to an evidence base for promising practices, providing leaders of and investors in nonprofits the ability to support and promote growth among organizations serving those most in need.
Table of Contents:
- Challenges and promising practices of financial sustainability in nonprofit organizations
- Implications for financial sustainability in nonprofits serving low-income populations
- Appendix. Financial sustainability challenges and promising practices references categorized by literature review themes.
- Item content: English
- "RAND Health and RAND Education."
Title from title screen (viewed November 30, 2012).
Includes bibliographical references.
Description based on: Online resource.
- 1 online resource (44 pages)
- text file
- HG4027.65 .S668 2012eb
- 9780833082787 (electronic bk.)
0833082787 (electronic bk.)
Other Standard Numbers:
- Standard Technical Report Number: RAND/RR-121-YMCAP