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Ten Nonprofit Funding Models

Published: Spring 2009

Author(s): William Landes Foster, Peter Kim, & Barbara Christianse

Publishing Organization: Stanford Social Innovation Review (SSIR)

This article proposes a lexicon of 10 nonprofit business models that describe the range of funding strategies available, and argues that leaders should understand and work within their particular funding model in
order to maximize financial sustainability.
(Note: includes mention of Wallace grantee BELL (
Stanford Social Innovation Review is one of the leading journals examining the nonprofit and philanthropic world.