How much profit?

Can a nonprofit make a profit? Yes – as long as surplus is re-invested into the organization to support its mission. Should a nonprofit make a profit. Yes – otherwise, it can’t build unrestricted net assets to cushion financial shocks, expand programs, or invest in infrastructure. Here’s an interesting piece in the Nonprofit Quarterly by Woods Bowman, a leading researcher on nonprofit financial sustainability at Depaul University.


MatDespard-smWelcome to the UNC Nonprofit Leadership Certificate program site. I am a faculty member in the School of Social Work at UNC and I coordinate the certificate program. The purpose of this site is to let you know about certificate requirements, and to offer a set of articles and websites related to nonprofit leadership. If you are interested in or have questions about the certificate, please email me or call me at (919) 962-6467.

- Mat Despard