Event Details


Income Generation for Nonprofits

Wednesday, March 24, 01:00 PM - Wednesday, March 24, 2021, 03:00 PM
Wednesday, March 24, 2021, 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Fee: $45 for MCN members / $65 for nonmembers

Has this world-wide pandemic brought some uncertainty to the future of your nonprofit? Have you seen your donor contributions drop, leaving you wondering how your organization will thrive in the future?

Nonprofit work is important and we want to help you sustain your organization and gain a level of income continuity. Our goal is to help you increase revenue through innovative use of your organization’s existing talents and treasures. This workshop is designed to walk you through the design thinking, ideation, and asset inventory process to identify which of your existing resources are best suited for the formation of a new business model. Using the Lean Startup methodology, we will provide you the framework and tools for designing business plans to generate revenue.

Attendees of this workshop will learn:

  • Design Thinking and Ideation
  • Asset Inventory
  • Value Mapping of Assets
  • Storyboarding
  • Building a Business Model
The workshop is designed to be interactive so come prepared to engage, get creative, and discover how you can leverage what you already have to open up opportunities for your nonprofit to not just survive an economic downturn, but thrive in one!

Event Details

This event will have AI captions via Zoom’s transcription function. Please note that these captions are automatically generated by the computer software and may not always accurately transcribe what is said. If you need professional captioning, or have another accessibility accommodation, please email MCN’s program assistant with your request at least two weeks prior to the start of the event. Although we will attempt to meet all accessibility requests, late request may not be fulfilled.

This event is presented in partnership with the Maine Association of Nonprofits. MANP members can register at the MCN member rate with instructions provided by MANP. Visit the Events and Registration FAQ page or contact MCN's help desk for questions about registering.

Speaker Information

CBeech HeadshotChristine Beech is co-founder of Copiavia, a firm dedicated to helping nonprofits thrive and grow. She is also the Executive Director of the Kabara Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies and an Assistant Professor of Business at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota.

She holds a Doctoral Degree in Management and her dissertation investigated revenue generation through entrepreneurial activity in faith-based nonprofits.

GBeech HeadshotGeorge Beech co-founded Copiavia and is a passionate servant in the public arena having served in senior leadership positions in the Federal Government, military, and local nonprofit organizations. Most recently George served as the administrator of a large nonprofit in Rochester where he focused on using the organization’s resources as a platform for community engagement and sustained revenue generation.

A lifelong learner, George has a Master of Science degree in Management, a Master of Arts degree in Security Studies, and a Master of Biblical and Theological Studies.

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