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Successful Nonprofits Podcast

Apr 24, 2018

We speak with serial entrepreneur Alexandra Black-Paulick about earned-income strategies for nonprofits. Alexandra and Dolph discuss how to identify and maximize earned-income opportunities.


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*****Timestamped Highlights*****

(2:35) Alexandra provides a primer on nonprofit earned income

(4:25) The difference between related and unrelated income   

(6:00) Assessing your gaps and assets: Starting point for earned income strategies

(7:19) Alexandra and Focus Point

(12:00) Biggest mistakes made when pursuing earned income

(14:10) Tips for maintaining earned-income strategies

(15:00) Keeping your donors’ support while pursuing earned income opportunities

(19:25) Opportunities for earned income strategies

(24:15) Explore unintended consequences

(28:41) Boosting earned income strategies by renting out space

(29:50) Consider charging for a service you are already providing

(35:50) Alex and Dolph discuss the best luggage for international travel