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Welcome to the National Resource Center E-learning Lesson on Understanding Fee-for-Service Models. One of the biggest challenges in working for a nonprofit or service organization is finding ways to pay the costs associated with offering a product or service. Many groups implement a fee-for-service model as a way to cover their expenses. Requesting donations, requiring fees, or implementing membership dues are all examples of fee-for-service models. At the end of this lesson, you should have the knowledge to: Explain several fee-for-service models; Identify the best model for your organization; Assess your organization’s core competencies and your ability to launch a fee-for-service venture; and Apply the necessary planning elements prior to launching a fee-for-service model within your organization.

Thorough planning is essential when you’re implementing a fee-for-service model.

The most important thing to remember for any organization considering a fee-for-service approach is to plan thoroughly. Having a business plan, conducting a market analysis, and considering both what you have to offer and who might be willing to pay are vital pieces of the planning process.

This lesson will help you understand fee-for-service models and implement one for your own organization.

At the end of this lesson you will be able to:

  • Explain several fee-for-service models.
  • Identify the best model for your organization.
  • Assess your organization’s core competencies and your ability to launch a fee-for-service venture.
  • Apply the necessary planning elements prior to launching a fee-for-service model within your organization.