Selling Social Change (without Selling Out)

Selling Social Change (without Selling Out) : Earned Income Strategies for Nonprofits

By (author) Andy Robinson

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In "Selling Social Change (Without Selling Out)", expert fundraising trainer and consultant Andy Robinson shows nonprofit professionals how to initiate and sustain successful earned income ventures that provide financial security and advance an organization's mission. Step by step, this invaluable resource shows how to organize a team, select a venture, draft a business plan, find start-up funding, and successfully market goods and services. Robinson includes critical information on the tax implications of earned income and the pros and cons of corporate partnerships. The book also addresses when to consider outsourcing, collaborating with competitors, and raising additional funds to expand the business.

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  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 215.9 x 271.78 x 20.32mm | 725.74g
  • 26 Apr 2002
  • John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • Jossey-Bass Inc.,U.S.
  • New York
  • English
  • Ill.
  • 0787962163
  • 9780787962166

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Andy Robinson has been raising money for social change since 1980. As a trainer and consultant, Robinson has assisted nonprofits in forty states and in Canada, leading workshops on fundraising, grantwriting, board development, strategic planning, marketing, and earned income strategies. He is a former columnist for the NonProfit Times, a regular contributor to the Grassroots Fundraising Journal, and the author of Grassroots Grants: An Activist's Guide to Proposal Writing (Jossey--Bass).

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"Andy Robinson shows, once and for all, how commerce can be used to create social change. If you want to generate more income for your organization, strengthen your programs, and revitalize your mission, buy this book." --Peter Barnes, cofounder, Working Assets "This book is a must for any nonprofit thinking of starting an earned income venture. Robinson mixes practical advice with real-life examples to create a great how-to and how-not-to manual." --Mike Roque, executive director, Grassroots Institute for Fundraising Training "Andy Robinson's workshops on earned income get rave reviews from grassroots activists-a notoriously hard-to-please audience. If you can't get to one of his workshops, this book will open your eyes to new avenues for earned income." --Jan Masaoka, executive director, CompassPoint Nonprofit Services ""Selling Social Change (Without Selling Out)" is loaded with practical, serious, yet witty insights about ways to deepen a nonprofit's income. I highly recommend Robinson's book to any organization seeking doable advice on financial sustainability." --Richard Steckel, author, Filthy Rich: How to Turn Your Nonprofit Fantasies into Cold, Hard Cash "You get all the how-to's: how to plan, how to price (higher), how to sell (do retail last), and how to learn from your mistakes. Even better, you get an honest discussion of Why? and Why not? If your organization is looking for a dependable revenue stream to replace fickle foundation funding, get this book." --Joan Flanagan, author, Successful Fundraising

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In "Selling Social Change (Without Selling Out") expert fundraising trainer and consultant Andy Robinson shows nonprofit professionals how to initiate and sustain successful earned income ventures that provide financial security and advance an organization's mission. Step by step, this invaluable resource shows how to organize a team, select a venture, draft a business plan, find start-up funding, and successfully market goods and services. Robinson includes critical information on the tax implications of earned income and the pros and cons of corporate partnerships. The book also addresses when to consider outsourcing, collaborating with competitors, and raising additional funds to expand the business. Grounded in the world of grassroots nonprofit experience, "Selling Social Change (Without Selling Out)" profiles two dozen organizations that use commerce to become more financially secure-and stay true to their fundamental values along the way.

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