The work of your community organization is important. It matters, you make a difference and you’re changing lives. But cash flow and facility improvements may not be keeping pace with your plans for the future.
The good news is there are some creative ways to increase revenue, support programs, and even upgrade the buildings where you serve the community. You can even create a lasting legacy for generations to come.
In fact, the answer may be right under your feet. You may be sitting on an untapped gold mine – literally. Consider this: does your community organization have excess land – a vacant lot or an underutilized parking lot?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, find out what your options are today.
Find out how to repurpose vacant land to create an additional income stream each month. Discover how maximize vacant land or underutilized space to fund programming. Partner with a like-minded nonprofit who shares your vision to make a difference in the community. And, grow your membership by transforming space that will be protected for years to come.
Maybe the idea of using land for income is intriguing, but it also seems pretty complicated. And, let’s face it. In today’s real estate market, lots of developers would love to “help” a community organization with extra land. But you don't have to sell out to stay afloat. That’s why the most important decision is choosing the right partner.
To effectively repurpose land that generates ongoing revenue, you need a partner who understands the unique world of community organizations – and the need for wise stewardship of resources. That’s why it’s important to ask these four questions of any prospective partner:
We suggest you look at who is already doing this type of specialized land repurposing. Here are two successful examples.
With the help of a community partner, a 152-year-old church successfully transformed an extra parking lot into increased cash flow - and a childcare center, neighborhood health clinic, and affordable housing. By leasing land to a nonprofit developer, this community partnership is generating revenue for the church over several decades.
A trusted community partner helped a women’s homeless shelter expand its capital fundraising campaign – and its mission – while also eradicating building code violations and developing a new expanded and enhanced facility in its place.
All it takes is some inspired vision with a willingness to explore – and a guide who can translate your needs and goals into a reality that will benefit your organization and community for years to come.
Jamboree Housing Corporation is a nonprofit affordable housing developer whose vision is for every person to live in a strong, healthy, sustainable community. We want to end homelessness, and transform people and neighborhoods with hope. For 30 years now, see how Jamboree brings to life its vision to change lives and transform communities.
Explore repurposing land to generate income for your community organization. If you belong to one of these community organizations – or serve on a district or regional board for one – start exploring what a potential partnership with Jamboree could do for your organization and its current and future members. Begin by gathering more information.
Roger Kinoshita, Jamboree’s Senior Director of Business Development, can answer any question you have that will help you fully understand the process. Roger is available at 949-214-2345, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Don’t wait! Learn more about how to positively impact your bottom line. Make building improvements. Find new revenue for programs and operations for your community organization. Continue to create more good in your community. Discover the possibilities that may exist for you and your community organization. Contact Roger today.
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