About the SUSTAIN Initiative
Solutions that transform nonprofit organizations from donation-driven to Impact Organizations.
Better Fundraising is Not a Solution.
SUSTAIN is a multi-year program that gives nonprofit organizations the tools to shift its revenue model from reliance on donations to 100% sustainable earned income.
Specialized teams lead nonprofits through an innovative structured program.
Together, nonprofits discover, test, and implement sustainable business models.
Our approach mobilizes a whole community of people, capacities, and resources to support the creation of new long-term business models for the nonprofit.
A foundation sponsors a cohort of four nonprofit organizations
The nonprofit leader commits time each week to work on the project
Community members work together to help develop business ideas, test concepts, and ultimately pilot the business
The overall impact to our community has been to create a buzz of excitement about what the potential of this effort can bring to not only the nonprofit, but to our entire community by way of economic development and a feeling of progressiveness.
South Central Industries' partnership with Impact City has proven to be extremely beneficial as SCI strives to reach 100% sustainability. Impact City is a major force in crafting our social enterprise model into a business that intentionally integrates social impact as a non-negotiable component. The focus, business acumen, and direction provided by Impact City has been priceless as SCI ventures to create financial independence.