Innovation & Earned Income: A Fresh Perspective on Fundraising
Nonprofit is a tax status, not a business model. Perhaps you've heard this phrase recently, and you're exploring ways your organization can start to generate earned income. Earned income helps to increase your organization's financial resiliency and sustainability by diversifying your income streams, but it doesn't happen overnight. Developing earned income streams takes time, intention, and a solid design process to lead to outstanding results.
Join Godfrey Riddle, Director of Resource Development at ArtsKC and current adjunct professor in artist entrepreneurship at Kansas City Arts Institute, to discover how to create meaningful connection points to your mission that generate income.
During this session, participants will:
- Learn why and how to build the case for earned revenue as a part of your income portfolio
- Discover critical mistakes budding entrepreneurs make and how to avoid them
- Engage in discovery work to identify unique earned income opportunities that fortify your mission and organizational skill set
- Learn how to engage your earned revenue customers to get more deeply involved in your mission as donors
This is a program of the Fundraising Fundamentals Series.
Godfrey Riddle, MPA is a creative social entrepreneur and educator with specializations in fundraising, program development, nonprofit administration, and entrepreneurship. He is the Director of Resource Development at ArtsKC - Regional Arts Council and has held fundraising leadership roles at Kansas City Friends of Alvin Ailey and Rightfully Sewn. Spurred by the 2020 summer of unrest, Godfrey founded Civic Saint (www.CivicSaint.com) to create affirming apparel and accessories, and donate a portion of its proceeds to organizations that advance social justice. As a visionary social entrepreneur, he has created and managed lines of business for nonprofit organizations that, in aggregate, have generated $25M since 2014.
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Date and Time
Thursday Jul 13, 2023
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM CDT
1703 Wyandotte, Suite 100
Kansas City, MO 64108
Ample street parking is available and highly encouraged. If needed, you may park in the Webster Garage to the north of our office. We can validate your parking ticket.
$45 - Members
$85 - Nonmembers
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