Sustainability strategies for nonprofit publishers
Chain Bridge Group helps nonprofit organizations develop successful service and market strategies, and delivers the practical plans to make those strategic visions a reality.
Specific services for nonprofit organizations include:
Sustainability & business planning— Chain Bridge Group helps all types of scholarly publishing projects identify appropriate funding models and become financially self-sustaining. We develop detailed operating plans that support peer-reviewed journals, books, online research and reference resources, new-form digital publications, and other scholarly publishing initiatives.
Open-access distribution models— Chain Bridge Group helps publishers identify and implement funding models capable of supporting open-access distribution. We help publishers respond constructively to the implications of public-access policies and market demand for open content.
Strategic planning— Nonprofit publishers require strategies that balance the dual imperatives of mission fulfillment and financial sustainability. We guide nonprofit publishers in developing strategies that integrate economic stability and essential mission priorities.
Product & member benefit development— To remain relevant, scholarly societies must assess and revitalize the value they deliver to their members. Chain Bridge Group helps societies evaluate their current services and identify new, high-value member benefits. We can also help your organization design a systematic process for conceiving and delivering successful member services.
Collective support models— Community-supported resources—including publishing initiatives and software services—require long-term sustainability plans, maintenance and development capacity, organizational structures, and governance models. Chain Bridge Group provides comprehensive planning services to support the design, launch, and ongoing operation of collective initiatives.
Partnerships & collaborations— Well-designed partnerships and collaborations can advance a nonprofit’s mission by reducing costs and increasing capacity. Chain Bridge Group helps nonprofit organizations identify opportunities for collaboration and design successful partnerships.
Portfolio analyses— Chain Bridge Group analyzes publication portfolios and member benefit options, allowing a nonprofit to evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of its programs and services. A portfolio analysis provides a critical baseline for assessing the risk and potential of new publications and services, for new pricing or dues policies, and for developing new program strategies.
Publication outsourcing support— Chain Bridge Group assists nonprofit publishers as they weigh the merits of self-publishing versus outsourcing for publishing services. For organizations considering outsourcing, we provide comprehensive decision-making support, including developing requests for proposals (RFP), evaluating tendered proposals, and helping negotiate successful publishing agreements.
Contact Chain Bridge Group to learn how we can help you maximize your mission while achieving your financial objectives.