Business Model

We believe every organization is perfectly structured to achieve today’s results. Achieving tomorrow’s goals will require a different structure. Since the business model controls the structure of the organization, the business model must change if you are going to reach your goals.

Mission Enablers divides the business model into 12 elements. Analyzing the business model determines which elements are important to reaching your goals.

Our analysis tells you the strengths of your business model. Knowing where to focus your atttention reduces the risk associated with pursuing goals and building your capacity to serve.

1. Administration – These are the internal systems, which support the general operation of the nonprofit or parochial school. They include areas such as HR, staff procedures, administrative support, and facilities maintenance.

2. Community Impact – How the mission changes the surrounding community.

3. Culture – The attitudes and traditions of the organization.

4. Financial Systems – The financial reporting including information flow, accuracy, and timeliness.

5. Funding – This includes fundraising, grants, special events, and fee for services.

6. Governance – The functioning of the board.

7. Leadership – The functioning of the leaders in the organization including the board, its members, the management staff, and others who set direction and oversee the success of the organization.

8. Management – The functioning of the professional leadership.

9. Mission – The relevance of the mission and the alignment of the mission with the other activities. Many times changing the way the mission is expressed changes the perception of its relevance.

10. Operational Services – This covers the non-administrative systems that are important to the programming and service delivery functions. This may include areas like technology, marketing, and client transportation.

11. Programming – The functional activities that produce the outcomes promised by the mission.

12. Strategy – The guidance and planning that translates the mission into realistic, tangible, and achievable outcomes.