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OPERATING FUNDS(RAISING)

Because it would be a lot harder to give away donated quality-of-life

                               necessities without a place to do it from.                               

 The Costs of Doing Business

Operating Expenses

cost of materials, labor, and

manufacturing equipment 

required to produce a product or service

Overhead Expenses

costs required to run a business - rent, insurance, utilities, and marketing 

MPNFP Raises Operating Funds Pay For:

  •  a place to collect, store, and distribute quality-of-life necessities - but

     moving dropped our rent payment to 1/4 of what we'd struggled and stressed

     over every month for 3 years (YAY!!!),

  • supplies and services to keep the place clean, safe, and inviting,

  • telephone and internet access to reach and be reached by clients and donors, 

  • restocking hygiene and cleaning inventory when demand exceeds donations. 

        And yet raising funds for operating expenses is the hardest and most time-consuming part of sustaining and growing an organization      that relies on human kindness, compassion, and generosity to exist. ​


“While several billion-dollar mega-gifts from wealthy individuals generate headlines that suggest all is well, in fact large institutions continue to amass resources, while nonprofits serving communities in need are barely getting by.”               
The New Normal: Capacity Building During a Time of Disruption https://www.nonprofitimpactmatters.org/site/assets/files/1/nonprofit-impact-matters-sept-2019-1.pdf

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