Supporting Financial Vibrancy in the Quest for Sustainability in the Not-For-Profit Sector

“The quest for sustainability in voluntary sector organizations is a quest for sense in a rapidly changing funding world and a turbulent economic environment.  Interest in the concept of sustainability by both funders and leaders of nonprofit organizations is mounting as the sector moves more deeply into what may be termed a funding crisis. 

This article explores the notion of “financial vibrancy” as a way of understanding organizational sustainability.   It is based on an analysis of 60 Canadian case studies developed in a project commissioned by the Financial Capacity Task Group of the Voluntary Sector Initiative’s Capacity Joint Table.”

“Financial vibrancy is the capacity of an organization to make the transition from one sustainable moment to the next.”

Click here to access full article – approx 20 pages in pdf

Posted on February 24, 2011 by Peel Leadership Centre
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