Earned Income for Nonprofits: MissionWise® Gets Funding for Grantee Publication

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Seattle-based MissionWise®, announced it has received funding by a grant from Healthcare Georgia Foundation to author a grantee publication on earned income for nonprofits.

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We were delighted to select MissionWise for this publication grant because of their unique expertise, thought-leadership, and strong record of accomplishment in mission-focused earned income for nonprofits.

MissionWise®, the entrepreneurial nonprofit that trains health and human service organizations in the public sector to grow stronger and more sustainable, announced it has received funding by a grant from Healthcare Georgia Foundation to author a grantee publication on earned income for nonprofits. It will be the latest in a series of publications targeted to the Foundation's grantees and other nonprofits throughout Georgia designed to educate on topics pertaining to organizational growth, operational effectiveness and efficiency, building capacity, and long-term sustainability.

The need for education about earned income in the social sector has never been greater, particularly given the economic challenges faced by nonprofits of all types in recent years. With reductions in funding from government agencies, philanthropies, corporations, and individual donors, nonprofit leaders have been challenged to identify new sources of income that can provide their organizations with greater financial sustainability, diversification, and flexibility. In addition to providing funding for their grantee publication on earned income, Healthcare Georgia Foundation awarded a grant to MissionWise last year to conduct workshops for its grantees entitled Advancing Your Mission Through Earned Income Strategies, and Your Intellectual Property: Know It, Protect It, Profit From It.

According to Gary D. Nelson, PhD, President of Healthcare Georgia Foundation, "We were delighted to select MissionWise for this publication grant because of their unique expertise, thought-leadership, and strong record of accomplishment in mission-focused earned income for nonprofits." Nelson continued, "As part of an established nonprofit that operates as a social enterprise, MissionWise is uniquely qualified to help us educate and inform our grantees and other nonprofits throughout Georgia."

"There is tremendous value in teaching today's nonprofit leaders about entrepreneurial business practices that contribute to building greater mission impact and financial viability," said Cindy Coney, MissionWise Senior Strategy Consultant. "We are grateful to Healthcare Georgia Foundation for their commitment and dedication to educating their grantees and other nonprofits about the skills required for building capacity and long-term sustainability."

About Healthcare Georgia Foundation

Healthcare Georgia Foundation is a statewide, private independent foundation. The Foundation's mission is to advance the health of all Georgians and to expand access to affordable, quality healthcare for underserved individuals and communities. Through its strategic grantmaking, Healthcare Georgia Foundation supports organizations that drive positive change, promotes programs that improve health and healthcare among underserved individuals and communities, and connects people, partners and resources across Georgia. For more information, please visit the Foundation online at: http://www.healthcaregeorgia.org.

About MissionWise®:

MissionWise® offers consulting, training, and mentoring expertise in building capacity so health and human service nonprofits and organizations can become stronger, more sustainable, and better achieve their missions. Its diverse clients include foundations, grantees, and other health and human service organizations such as The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, The California Endowment, Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust, Virginia Health Care Foundation (VHCF), Healthcare Georgia Foundation, Public Health Law & Policy (PHLP), Treatment Research Institute (TRI), Houston Community Health Centers, Inc., Collaborative to Advance Funding in Palliative Care (CAFPAC), In SHAPE Program of Monadnock Family Services, Second Harvest Food Bank of Greater New Orleans and Acadiana, and Presidio YMCA, among others. For information about MissionWise, please visit http://www.missionwise.org or call 1.800.323.2433.

About Comprehensive Health Education Foundation:

Founded in 1974, Seattle-based Comprehensive Health Education Foundation (C.H.E.F.®) is a nationally known nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote health and quality of life through education. With a long history of innovation in bringing better health to individuals and communities, C.H.E.F.'s efforts today focus on reducing health inequities through a powerful combination of advocacy, education, grant-making, and partnerships, as well as consulting. Whether assisting organizations in becoming more effective advocates for change as part of its Health Equity Partners™ division, or providing consulting to help organizations become more sustainable through its MissionWise® division, C.H.E.F. brings together foundations, government, nonprofits, and coalitions to create a social movement to eliminate health inequities. For information about C.H.E.F., please visit http://www.chef.org or call 1.800.323.2433.

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