The End of Fundraising
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Why does it cost nonprofits on average $20 to raise $100, while it costs companies only $4?

Simply put: Nonprofits have no leverage. No one has to make a donation. And since most donors have no direct stake in the organizations they support, they make donations out of the goodness of their hearts. If donors feel like writing a check, they will. If they don't, they won't.

The End of Fundraising turns fundraising on its head, teaching nonprofits how to stop begging for charity and start selling impact.

For the first time, nonprofits have economic power. We live in a new era where consumers, businesses, investors, employees, and service providers attach real economic value to social outcomes. An era where yesterday's "feel good" issues—education, the environment, health care, the arts, and animal rights—now have direct economic consequences and opportunities. Nonprofits now have leverage. To use this leverage, nonprofits must learn how to "sell" their impact to a new set of stakeholders.

Using his fifteen years of experience advising the world's leading nonprofits, foundations, and corporations, Jason Saul reveals the formula for how nonprofits transcend the paradigm of charitable fundraising and reach true financial sustainability. Specifically, this groundbreaking book offers nonprofit professionals a guide to

  • Understand the role of social change in our economy
  • Capture and communicate impact in simple, compelling terms
  • Identify the new market stakeholders that value nonprofit outcomes
  • Create powerful value propositions to increase leverage
  • Improve the success of a nonprofit's pitches to funders

The End of Fundraising includes the tools needed to effectively frame, market, and sell a nonprofit organization's impact, and contains step-by-step guidance for creating dynamic new opportunities with a variety of funders.

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THE AUTHOR

Jason Saul is one of the nation's leading experts on measuring social impact. He is the CEO of Mission Measurement, a social impact consulting firm, and serves on the faculty of Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management. In 2010, Jason was recognized by Bloomberg Businessweek as one of America's most promising social entrepreneurs. He is the author of Social Innovation, Inc. from Jossey-Bass and Benchmarking for Nonprofits.

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Preface ix

Introduction: The End of Fundraising as We Know It 1

Part I CAPTURING YOUR IMPACT: FROM ‘‘WHAT’’ TO ‘‘SO WHAT?’’ 27

1 From Accountability to Value 33

2 Measurement 47

3 Creating a Product Called Impact 59

Part II MARKETING YOUR IMPACT: HOW TO CONNECT YOUR VALUE TO THE MARKET 79

4 New Market Stakeholders 87

5 Not All Outcomes Are Created Equal 115

6 How to Increase Your Value 131

Part III SELLING  YOUR IMPACT: CREATING AND CLOSING DEALS IN THE SOCIAL CAPITAL MARKET 143

7 It’s Not About You, It’s About Them 145

8 The Art of the Deal 161

9 The Seven Immutable Laws of Selling Your Impact 173

Conclusion: Implications of the Social Capital Market 177

Epilogue: Frequently Asked Questions 183

Notes 189

Acknowledgments 209

Index 211

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