Most nonprofit leaders agree we need a new way to communicate about the true costs of our programs and the vital importance of strong organizational infrastructure. But we have not yet developed a simple, consistent message when sharing our view with potential supporters and investors. We are stuck with old terms and old images. How we visualize our understanding of nonprofit structure and programs shapes the overhead debate. By providing a simple visual guide, we can help transform the way we talk about, picture and ultimately fund the Core Mission Support that is at the center of all sustainable nonprofits.

Revisioning Overhead