Date Added: Aug 2009
Outsourcing shows promise as a strategy for helping nonprofits improve their back office operations. Outsourcing can offer nonprofits access to higher level professional skills than they can afford to hire on staff and can reduce the management and administrative workload of executive directors. However, current business models for outsourcing are often not well suited for serving organizations with annual budgets of less than $3 million. These small and mid-sized organizations have significant unmet back-office needs that are just as complex as those of larger nonprofits.