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The Matrix Map: A Powerful Tool for Mission-Focused Nonprofits

Published: 2014

Author(s): Steve Zimmerman

Publishing Organization: Nonprofit Quarterly

This article describes the “Matrix Map” approach to understanding the financial as well as mission-related impact of a nonprofit’s programs and activities.
​Describes how to create a “matrix map” for your organization and what strategic decisions are implied by programs’ position in the matrix.
Steve Zimmerman is the Principal of Spectrum Nonprofit Services where he provides training and consulting in the areas of finance and strategy for community-based organizations, foundations and government agencies throughout the country.