We’ve
reached a
critical
inflection
point.

Progressive Multiplier
We’ve
reached a
critical
inflection
point.

Moving millions. Building power.

winning today’s fights requires swift, unprecedented growth.

The now constant assault on decades of progress towards justice has crystalized a need for nonprofits leading the work of the progressive movement. They must not only rise to the moment of resistance but simultaneously scale to sustain and protect the progressive agenda, in and beyond this moment. Progressive Multiplier’s innovations in funding and grantmaking help progressive organizations build sustainable strength in numbers, to right the wrongs of today and shape the world of tomorrow.

BUILDING SUSTAINABLE PROGRESSIVE POWER
Capacity Building

Power belongs in the hands of the people, those who progressive nonprofits serve, advocate for and organize with.  Organized people coupled with organized money creates power in a democracy. The Progressive Multiplier is part of a sea change in philanthropy,  where the impact of it is not limited by the dollars that can be given out but multiplied by investing in financing models that enable nonprofits to scale  and sustain their independent revenue.

Capacity building
WHY FOCUS ON REVENUE GENERATION?

Our research findings

Small Dollar

Progressive nonprofits tend to rely heavily on foundation funding, but are testing independent revenue generation techniques.

Flexible

Revenue generation funding to scale their successful tactics is practically non-existent.

Back Seat

Successes aren’t widely shared and adopted as standard, leaving money on the table for the progressive movement.

OUR RESEARCH also showed that nonprofits are seeking financing structures that help them generate (c)(4) funds and mitigate risk. These findings give us a blueprint for how to help build the revenue generation skill and structure needed for progressive nonprofits to scale for the future.

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That’s where we come in.

Our approach takes two key directions:

Directions
Key results to date

36

2019-2020 grantee organizations

$862,328

Grants disbursed

5x

Average return on investment

Provide nonprofits in critical progressive program areas with paths to quickly build their mass market revenue generation capacity and ensure that exponential investment is available to meet the sector’s growing need. We do this through four critical strategies:

Fundraising Capacity Building + Kickstart Grants for new programs

Test Grants for developing programs

Recoverable Scale Grants for groups with established fundraising capacity in order to scale a known tactic or access new tools for growth

(c)(3) funding to compliantly support (c)(4) revenue generation

LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR GRANTS →

The Progressive Multiplier is staffed by fundraisers. Each revenue generation project is supported by, on average, 20 hours of consulting and technical assistance.    

Grantees and members of the progressive movement also can access our Center of Excellence, an online community with:

Educational resources on a variety of revenue generation topics

Moderated peer-to-peer conversations

Case studies of all finished grant project

Hosted webinars and events

LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR GRANTS →

“Through the generous support of the Progressive Multiplier Fund, we became equipped to expand our fundraising program to create and build a planned giving program…we have been able to secure over $400,000 in planned gifts! This creates a foundation for a prosperous future for our organization.”

Mary Kruse

Development Associate,
People’s Action/People’s Action Institute

Moving humanity forward is going
to take strength in numbers.