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April 2008Vol. 9, No. 3Online Sustainability Planning Resources

The Finance Project, a nonprofit firm whose goal is to support children, families, and communities by improving policies, programs, and financing strategies, has launched the online Sustainability Planning Information Resource Center to provide information about financial sustainability for community programs. The website lists resources and information related to seven elements of sustainability:

  1. Vision—how to craft and share a vision statement
  2. Results orientation—improving effectiveness through ongoing evaluation
  3. Strategic financing—including diversifying funding, creating flexibility in funding, and generating new sources of funding
  4. Broad-based community support—how to effectively communicate and collaborate with stakeholders
  5. Key champions—engaging powerful advocates
  6. Adaptability to changing conditions—monitoring trends and knowing the community
  7. Strong internal systems—implementing effective management strategies