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Successful Nonprofits Podcast

Apr 24, 2018

Serial entrepreneur Alexandra Black-Paulick talks with Dolph about earned income strategies for nonprofits. Identifying and maximizing earned income opportunities can increase revenue, deepen impact, and sharpen your nonprofit’s competitive edge.


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


(2:35) What is earned income?  

(4:25) Alexandra distinguishes related and unrelated income   

(6:00) Assess your assets and gaps

(7:19) What we can learn from Focus Points and Comal Heritage Food Incubator

(12:00) Common mistakes

(14:10) Tips for maintaining earned income strategies

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

(24:15) Remember to consider unintended consequences…

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

(29:50) Free is not always better!

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