Project

Revenue Generation Plan

Community & Economic Development

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2 professionals have applied

This project will save us $14,860 , allowing us to hire more staff and expand our business.

What We Need

  • Assessment and recommendations for income-generating activities that will complement the Organization's current mission and existing programs
  • Actionable steps necessary to implement recommendations, alongside estimates of upfront time and monetary investment required
  • Identify challenges & potential risks in pursuing the plan

How This Will Help

The success of our organization depends on creating revenue so that we can be sustainable.. Without your help, we cannot grow our team and company as fast as we would like to.. Your skills will empower us to not rely on foundation donations for our operating budget..

What We Have In Place

We currently have revenue stream ideas which should make it easy for you to get started. We also have products to sell and the ability to provide any other information you need.

Fun Fact

We have an office mascot, Bam Bam, who attends all of our meetings. We are creatives who love to mix creative and analytical projects.

  • Estimated Time
    Volunteers: 40-60 hours over 1-2 months
    Organizations: 6-9 hours
  • Location: Remote (work anywhere)
  • Requirements: This project requires a short interview with the organization. If your application is accepted, you'll receive an email from Catchafire with instructions to schedule a call.

Project Steps

Prep: Recommendations
  • Professional provides recommendations for promising sources of revenue with Volunteer Manager providing feedback selecting a single revenue stream that should be prioritized
  • Professional evaluates revenue potential of recommendation by taking into account costs and other required organizational investments such as programming, staffing, technology, and communication materials
Milestone 1: Delivery of Plan
  • Professional provides actionable steps, time estimates, and operating model necessary for developing revenue generation strategy
  • Professional outlines key milestones and performance indicators to help assist the Organization as they execute the plan
  • Professional outlines challenges to be aware of as the Organization executes on plan should also be laid out such as operating costs
Milestone 2: Distribution of Prep Materials
  • Volunteer Manager provides all relevant marketing and branding materials, including but not limited to annual reports, financials, fundraising collateral, website copy and information on representative stakeholders such as donors, advocates, and constituents served
  • Available materials with Professional should include Market Analysis, Financial Plan, etc.
Milestone 3: Analysis and Feedback
  • Professional and Volunteer Manager brainstorm potential revenue-generation streams and potential target markets
  • Professional provides analysis of Organization’s existing approach to funding and program beneficiaries and a competitive benchmarking of peer organizations
Prerequisites for Professional
  • Background in strategy consulting or business planning
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Excellent writing and verbal communication skills
Prerequisites for Organization
  • A dedicated staff member committed to this project involved in either financial or strategic planning and other organizational resources
  • Existing revenue sources and business plan in place, or demonstration of clear mission with financial and strategic plans
  • Clear idea of potential sources of revenue generation and the purpose it will serve
  • Note: If Organization hasn’t conducted an analysis of its operations strategy, consider posting our Business Plan, Financial Planning, or Market Analysis projects

Our Mission

The Village Micro Fund is a grassroots micro finance organization with the mission to empower entrepreneurs in Metro Atlanta by providing access to capital, business education, and a "Village" of support. Through small business training and community based cooperative investing we are proving that under-resourced communities around the country can self direct the development of their neighborhoods.