The NMSDC Conference and Business Opportunity Fair is the nation’s premier forum on minority supplier development. For four days in mid-October, more than 6,000 corporate CEOs, procurement executives and supplier diversity professionals from top multinational companies, as well as leading Asian, Black, Hispanic and Native American business owners convened in Austin, TX. Susan Gordon, Managing Director of Mission Throttle, presented Using Profit To Fund Purpose – The Importance of Diversified Funding Strategies and Creating Operational Excellence.
Susan’s remarks focused on how mission-driven organizations and funders can work together to develop sustainable business models that withstand fluctuations in donative capital and included:
- Why foundations and other funders are are seeking new ways to strengthen the infrastructure of the mission-driven organizations they support.
- Ways entrepreneurs, investors, foundations, mission-driven organizations and intermediaries are embracing new, more sustainable strategies that promote the financial sustainability, growth and scale of mission-driven organizations.
- How mission-driven organizations are uniquely positioned to deliver high-impact social change that exponentially improves lives.