Nonprofits and Funders Continue to Embrace No Margin, No Mission: Firm Known for Earned Income and Revenue Diversification Adds Four New Clients to Roster

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No Margin, No Mission™ announced the addition of four new clients in Washington State to its rapidly expanding practice: Family Policy Council, Jefferson County Community Foundation, Children's Resilience Initiative, and Volunteers of America-Western Washington.

Teri Barila, Leader, Children's Resilience Initiative, Walla Walla, WA

We're delighted to work with No Margin, No Mission to develop a strategy that takes into account ways to grow and sustain both our business capacity and social impact so we can achieve our goals of healthier children and families.

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 new clients to its rapidly expanding practice. Among No Margin, No Mission's recent wins are four organizations in Washington State, which include the Family Policy Council, Jefferson County Community Foundation, Children's Resilience Initiative, and Volunteers of America-Western Washington.

As the economic environment of recent years has left many organizations unable to grow, thrive, or even survive, No Margin, No Mission has established a much-needed niche to help nonprofits identify entrepreneurial ways to gain some financial stability and independence by reducing their dependence on grants and donations. 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 Larry Clark, Co-founder and Managing Partner of No Margin, No Mission's Western U.S. office, "It is a tremendous honor and privilege to be working with such an esteemed group of organizations and leaders in Washington State, all of whom believe strongly in the need to think entrepreneurially about how to grow and sustain their organizations for the long term." Clark continued, "The challenging economic environment of recent years has been a huge wake-up call for nonprofit leaders, boards, and funders all over the country, of which a positive result has been the realization that organizations can no longer operate with a business as usual approach."

Among the leaders who have chosen to work with No Margin, No Mission, there is agreement that the consultancy provides a much needed, highly valuable, and truly unique expertise that is not widely available from other consulting practices. According to Teri Barila, leader of the Children's Resilience Initiative in Walla Walla, Washington, "We were delighted to be introduced to No Margin, No Mission and to have the opportunity to work with them on a strategy that takes into account ways to grow and sustain both our business capacity and social impact so we can achieve our goals of healthier children and families now and in the future."

Laura Porter, Director of the Family Policy Council in Olympia Washington, echoed a similar belief stating that "No Margin, No Mission fulfills an important role for funders, their grantees, and other nonprofits around the country that are desperately in need of innovative, practical, and immediately productive ways of generating new financial resources for their organizations -- beyond the traditional methods of funding from grants and donations." Porter continued, "For many nonprofits, there are a wealth of underutilized offerings in the form of products, services, and other intellectual assets that can be leveraged to generate new revenue streams for their organizations, and developing a strategy for this is precisely what No Margin, No Mission does."

No Margin, No Mission has already begun its work with all of these Washington-based organizations, which includes a combination of activities and initiatives. Its engagement with the Jefferson County Community Foundation in Port Townsend, Washington involved a 5-hour workshop for community nonprofit leaders entitled Nonprofit Sustainability: Diversified Revenue to Build A Lasting Future. As for its work with the other Washington-based clients, No Margin, No Mission is engaged in longer-term projects to consider strategies and facilitate development of business plans that generate both margin and mission to sustain each organization long into the future.

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 nonprofit leaders, board members, and funders providing support to grantees, No Margin, No Mission offers an array of consulting, training, speaking, and implementation services to clients on topics such as entrepreneurial leadership, social enterprise, revenue generation, business planning, organizational growth, and intellectual property rights and ownership, just to name a few.

No Margin, No Mission's Co-founders and Managing Partners, 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 philanthropies, universities, government agencies, and nonprofits of all kinds.

No Margin, No Mission's approach is customized to meet their client's needs. With a hands-on, practical, engaging, and interactive working style, their engagements are thought provoking, interesting, productive, and fun. To learn more about No Margin, No Mission, visit http://www.NoMarginNoMission.org.

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