FREE RESOURCES: Nonprofit Earned Revenue

Updated: Jul 23

Please enjoy this comprehensive, curated library of free resources from across the internet relating to nonprofit earned income and nonprofit social enterprises.

I'm in the process of whittling it down to just "the best of the best", but for now I wanted to get something up that might help you today. If you know of any additional resources I should add, please let me know here.

Presence here, at this point, does not constitute an endorsement of any source, advice, or service provider. I haven't reviewed them all just yet, either, so some might even be bad!

Podcast Episodes

Earned Income Opportunities for Nonprofits (Inspired Nonprofit Leadership)

Identify and Optimize Nonprofit Earned Income: A Conversation with Alexandra Black-Paulick of Nonprofits for the Future (Successful Nonprofits)

Earned Revenue for Nonprofits (Nonprofit Hub)

Bill Woolsey On How To Generate An Earned Income For Your Nonprofit (Fundraising Superheroes)

Rethink Your Nonprofit’s Revenue Streams (Relish This)

Identify and Optimize Nonprofit Earned Income (Successful Nonprofits Podcast)

Earned Income Strategies (Nonprofit Management & Leadership)

No Money, No Mission: The Business Side of Non-Profits (Money Talk)

Earned Income Opportunities for Nonprofits (Inspired Nonprofit Leadership)

Identify and Optimize Nonprofit Earned Income (Successful Nonprofits Podcast)

Ways Your Nonprofit Can Make Money from Services (Grant Writing & Funding)

Videos, Webinars & Workshops

Nonprofit Fundraising Ideas: Earned Income Strategies (Boss on a Budget)

Next-Level Earned Income Strategies for Your Nonprofit Organization (Qgiv)

Nonprofit Earned Income Accelerator (Acumen Academy)

Nonprofit Session 3.5 - Earned Income (Brigham Young University)

Understanding Earned Income in Today's Nonprofit Environment (The Patterson Foundation)

Identifying the Right Earned Income Venture for Your Nonprofit (The Patterson Foundation)

How to Create Earned Income Strategies for Your Nonprofit (Dr. William Clark)

How to Generate Revenue for Your Nonprofit Through Earned Income (Dr. William Clark)

Margin Mission Ignition Teaser (The Patterson Foundation)

Rethinking Revenue (Charles River CFO)

Nonprofit Revenue Recognition (Aronson Assurance Tax Consulting)

Developing Earned Income Streams For Your Nonprofit (Mazarine Treyz)

Managing Nonprofit Earned Income: A Timely Update with Kate Barr (Nonprofit Quarterly)

Creating a Sustainable Business (Art Works for Virginia)

Introduction to Social Enterprise /Social Entrepreneurship, and Earned Income Ventures (Miami NICE)


Generating and Sustaining Nonprofit Earned Income: A Guide to Successful Enterprise Strategies (2012– Excellent Resource!)

The Nonprofit Entrepreneur: Creating Ventures to Earn Income (1988)

The Nonprofit Guide to Social Enterprise: Show Me The (Unrestricted) Money! (2014)

The Nonprofit Business Plan: A Leader's Guide to Creating a Successful Business Model (2012)

Enterprising Nonprofits: A Toolkit for Social Entrepreneurs (2001)

Articles & Publications

IRS StayExempt: Small to Mid-Size Tax Exempt Organization Workshop (IRS)

IRS Revocations of 501(c)(3) Determinations (IRS)

Toolkit: Earned Income Assessment (Stanford)

Pros and Cons: Earned Income (Society for Nonprofits)

Understanding and Implementing Earned Revenue Management in Nonprofits (LinkedIn)

Tips for Creating Self-Sustaining Programs (Funding for Good)

Non-Profit Earned Income Strategies – Where to Start? (Social Enterprise Associates)

Earned Income Strategies for Nonprofits (The Grantsmanship Center)