• 13 July 2018
    13 July 2018
    9:00 am - 12:30 pm
  • 10 October 2018
    10 October 2018
    9:00 am - 12:30 pm


This half-day workshop will provide information and skills relevant to assessing and improving the viability of not-for-profit organisations and identify increased income and service opportunities. It is based around experiences, case studies and relevant examples. All participants will have an opportunity to assess how well prepared their organisation is for the future and what are the best options to increase income streams.

Methods used to acquire skills

Course notes, group workshop, video, practical exercises, case studies.


The presenter of the NFP Social Business Series has had at least two decades researching, consulting, training and writing for organisations in the Community Services sector.

Who should attend

Board members, CEOs, Finance Executives, Quality Managers and other Managers.

Workshop Content

  1. What have successful medium to small sector organisation done to be sustainable – determining your goals.
  2. Ensuring strong foundations – making the individual service and the organisation ‘marketable’.
  3. Holding onto what you have.
  4. Finding the keys to Income diversity and depth:
    • grants
    • fee for service
    • social enterprise
    • sponsorships
    • donations
  5. Methods of improving your sustainability – stand alone, amalgamations, alliances and partnerships.

Learning Outcomes

Participants will develop skills and knowledge in the following areas:

  • Identifying how sustainable your organisation is now
  • Identifying the future – scenarios for your organisation
  • Identifying new sources of income
  • Assessing methods of improving your sustainability.


A Certificate of attendance will be issued at the completion of the course.

Duration & Venue

Duration: Half Day: 9.00am – 12.30pm
Venue: AFEI, Level 2, 97-99 Bathurst Street, Sydney NSW 2000

Fee (GST Free)

Member Fee: AUD $260
Non Member Fee: AUD $310

Other Details

Fee includes morning tea and workshop materials.

There are no dates currently scheduled for this course. Please contact AFEI to express your interest or to arrange private/on-site training.