Earned Income Experts Add FL, NY, WA Foundation and Nonprofits to Client Roster: Business Plans Help Leaders Diversify Revenue, Plan for Future

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Chicago and Seattle-based No Margin, No Mission™, the social enterprise and national consulting practice that helps organizations with a social mission diversify revenue through entrepreneurship, innovation, & business strategy, announced the addition of several organizations to its rapidly expanding practice. Among their recent wins are foundation and nonprofit clients in Florida, New York, and Washington State, which include Allegany Franciscan Ministries, Catalyst Miami, Medication Assisted Recovery Services (MARS) Program, and AtWork! The firm also added a new project from one of its existing clients, Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery (CCAR).

These leaders understand that innovation, entrepreneurship, and creativity are essential to the evolution and long-term growth of nonprofits, and that they can no longer rely on an approach that is business as usual.

No Margin, No Mission™, the social enterprise and national consulting practice that helps organizations with a social mission diversify revenue, expand impact, and build a lasting future through entrepreneurship, innovation, & business strategy, announced the addition of several organizations to its rapidly expanding practice. Among No Margin, No Mission’s recent wins are foundation and nonprofit clients in Florida, New York, and Washington State, including Allegany Franciscan Ministries, Catalyst Miami, Medication Assisted Recovery Services (MARS) Program, and AtWork! No Margin, No Mission also added a new project from one of its existing clients, Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery (CCAR).

No Margin, No Mission has established a much-needed niche to help nonprofits identify entrepreneurial ways to gain financial stability and independence by reducing their dependence on grants and donations. This is particularly important as the economic challenges of recent years have left many organizations unable to grow, thrive, or even survive. Operating from the premise that many nonprofits have created assets of value that can be sold to other stakeholders to help generate financial resources for their organization -- such as curriculum, trainings, keynote speaking engagements, consulting, and a whole host of other offerings -- No Margin, No Mission helps leaders apply innovative thinking, entrepreneurial practices, and business strategy to generate new income sources, diversify revenue, and expand impact.

According to Michael Oxman, Managing Partner and Principal of No Margin, No Mission’s Eastern U.S. office, “We are honored to be working with such innovative and entrepreneurial foundation and nonprofit clients from around the country who value the importance of revenue diversification and business strategy as a way to plan for the future or their organizations, or ones that they support.” Mr. Oxman continued, “These leaders understand that innovation, entrepreneurship, and creativity are essential to the evolution and long-term growth of nonprofits, and that they can no longer rely on an approach that is business as usual.”

Among their new clients, there is agreement that No Margin, No Mission offers a fresh, innovative, and highly valuable expertise that is not widely available from other consulting practices. According to Miguel Milanes, Allegany Franciscan Ministries’ Regional Vice President in Miami-Dade, “We embrace the principles of entrepreneurial thinking and business practices that No Margin, No Mission subscribes to, and are delighted to be working with them – along with our community partner Catalyst Miami -- on an Earned Income Training and Business Planning initiative.” Mr. Milanes continued, “We look forward to sharing this exciting training opportunity with nonprofits in our community, which we believe will allow them to consider ways to grow and sustain their business capacity for many years to come.”

Walter Ginter, Project Director of Medication Assisted Recovery Services (MARS) Program in New York City, echoed a similar belief by saying “No Margin, No Mission offers an important role to nonprofits that are in need of effective, new ways of generating financial resources for their organizations beyond the traditional sources of donation and grant funding.” Mr. Ginter continued, “No Margin, No Mission helps nonprofits develop earned income strategies for their products, services, and other intellectual assets as a way to generate new revenue streams for their organizations so they’re better able to achieve their missions.”

No Margin, No Mission’s work for their new clients includes a combination of entrepreneurial activities and initiatives:

  •     Its engagement with Allegany Franciscan Ministries and Catalyst Miami in Florida includes an Earned Income Training for 75 nonprofits on October 30th, 2012, followed by a Business Planning Initiative for two organizations that will be selected to receive coaching, technical assistance, and consultation for 12-weeks to develop an earned income business plan.
  •     In early November, work will begin with Bronx, New York-based Medication Assisted Recovery Services (MARS) Project to develop a business plan for expansion of their Training in Medication Assisted Recovery as a way to expand the margin and mission of their program.
  •     Work is already underway to help the Bellevue, Washington-based social enterprise, AtWork!, develop a business plan for expansion of its Employment Services offerings as a way to expand the margin and mission of their organization.
  •     A long-term project has begun with Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery (CCAR) to develop external marketing communications for the organization’s CCAR Recovery Coach Academy and other earned income activities.

ABOUT NO MARGIN, NO MISSION™    

No Margin, No Mission is a social enterprise and national consulting practice that helps organizations with a social or environmental mission increase revenue, expand impact, and build a lasting future through entrepreneurial thinking and business strategy.

With services targeted to nonprofits and funders providing support to grantees, No Margin, No Mission engages with clients to consult, train, speak, and implement on topics such as entrepreneurial leadership, social enterprise, revenue generation, business planning, intellectual property development, as well as marketing, brand, and communications strategy,

No Margin, No Mission’s co-founders, Larry Clark and Michael Oxman, are cutting-edge thinkers, innovative leaders, and entrepreneurs who are passionate about social change. With collective work experience that spans decades in the nonprofit, for-profit, and foundation sectors, their client relationships have included numerous nonprofits, philanthropies, universities, government agencies, and coalitions. With an emphasis on health and human services, they’ve worked in several fields such as youth development, mental health, education, environment, public health, and community development, just to name a few.

To learn more about No Margin, No Mission and their extensive array of entrepreneurial offerings, visit http://www.NoMarginNoMission.org.

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