Building Multiple Revenue Sources

This is another focus area that can become numerous chapters. If you prefer to have everything in one place, then I encourage you to download this handy 45 page guidebook that will cover 15 different revenue strategies that your nonprofit can use.


The Compassion Capital Fund (CCF), administered by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, provided capacity building grants to expand and strengthen the role of nonprofit organizations in their ability to provide social services to low-income individuals. Between 2002 and 2009, CCF awarded 1,277 grants, and the CCF National Resource Center provided training and technical assistance to all CCF grantees.

Strengthening Nonprofits: A Capacity Builder’s Resource Library is born out of the expansive set of resources created by the National Resource Center during that time period, to be shared and to continue the legacy of CCF’s capacity building work.

Strengthening Nonprofits: A Capacity Builder’s Resource Library contains guidebooks and e-learning on the following topics:

  1. Conducting a Community Assessment
  2. Delivering Training and Technical Assistance
  3. Designing and Managing a Sub-award Program
  4. Going Virtual
  5. Identifying and Promoting Effective Practices
  6. Leading a Nonprofit Organization: Tips and Tools for Executive Directors and Team Leaders
  7. Managing Crisis: Risk Management and Crisis Response Planning
  8. Managing Public Grants
  9. Measuring Outcomes
  10. Partnerships: Frameworks for Working Together
  11. Sustainability
  12. Working with Consultants


Anyone who is interested in expanding the capacity of nonprofit services in their community – from front– line service providers to executives in large intermediary organizations – will benefit from the information contained in this resource library. The National Resource Center originally developed many of these resources for intermediary organizations, organizations that were granted funds by CCF to build the capacity of the faith-based and community-based organizations (FBCOs) they served. As such, the majority of the resources in Strengthening Nonprofits: A Capacity Builder’s Resource Library support intermediary organizations in their capacity building efforts. However, funders of capacity building programs (Federal program offices and foundations) and the nonprofit community (including FBCOs) at large will also find these resources helpful.

In addition, individuals working to build capacity within a program or an organization will be able to use these resources to support their efforts to implement change and make improvements.

The Building Multiple Revenue Sources guidebook will be helpful to any nonprofit seeking to learn about new sources of revenue and how to pursue them.


The guidebook was originally developed by the National Resource Center with assistance from Paul Edwards. It was updated in 2010 for the Department of Health and Human Services by the National Resource Center.


The tools, resources, and knowledge included in this guidebook will help you to raise more money through targeted development strategies that are catered to your organization’s unique stage of development, strengths, and community resources.

This was not written by me. I have obtained this guidebook for you from Nonprofit Ready. The direct link to the source can be found here. I also encourage you to use the multiple resources available to you on Nonprofit Ready.