The CDSS business model, like that of many nonprofit 501(c)3 organizations, is based on a mix of earned and contributed revenue. The model we are developing ensures that CDSS is resilient and sustainable providing adequate resources to fulfill our mission.
- Our core operations are sustained by earned revenue from store sales, group insurance and program fees from camp.
- Core operations are also funded by contributed revenue from donations, memberships, endowed funds and special funds set up to fund scholarships, grants and publications.
- Funding for organizational growth, including new and expanded program development, comes primarily from individual donations.
- To further our sustainability, we are working on creating an operating cash reserve equal to three months operations. This is separate from our existing reserves that are Board Restricted investments for the organization.