SCORE is a valuable resource for small businesses, with help on everything from marketing to disaster recovery. Many nonprofit organizations are small businesses too – they still need to plan, run efficiently and make money in order to grow.
SCORE and the Office Depot Foundation Release Workbook to Help Nonprofit Organizations Plan for Success
SCORE “Counselors to America’s Small Business” and the Office Depot Foundation™ have updated and reprinted a free workbook, Business Planning Tools for Nonprofits. This valuable resource will help nonprofit organizations build their capacity to serve their communities. The Foundation also will help distribute copies through the White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives regional events.
Business Planning Tools for Nonprofits covers many important topics on starting and growing a nonprofit organization, including:
* Diversity of Nonprofits
* Strategic Plans, Business Plans & Feasibility Studies
* Financial Policy
* Encouraging the Entrepreneurial Spirit
* Financial Options
* Organizational Options
* Assessing Funding Sources
* Basic Tools & Resources
SCORE CEO Ken Yancey says, “The Office Depot Foundation’s generous support of the Business Planning Tools for Nonprofits guide helps SCORE provide information and expertise for nonprofit organizations, our communities’ other small businesses.” Yancey adds, “This guide from SCORE and the Office Depot Foundation can help nonprofits grow and succeed, particularly during a time of economic uncertainty.”
“The Office Depot Foundation is proud to support the publication of Business Planning Tools for Nonprofits in partnership with SCORE. One of the key strategic priorities in the Office Depot Foundation’s ‘5 X 5 Program™’ is to help nonprofit and civil society organizations become more professional and productive,” says Mary Wong, President of the Office Depot Foundation. “SCORE brings exceptional knowledge and insight to this process as a result of its long history of helping businesses to grow and succeed. Through our partnership with SCORE, we hope to make it possible for nonprofit organizations to benefit from these valuable resources – enhancing their ability to serve their communities.”