This article explores the value of feasibility analysis for the pre-launch nonprofit enterprise. Similarities and differences between for-profit entrepreneurial ventures and nonprofit entrepreneurial ventures are outlined, and then the traditional format of feasibility analysis used by the entrepreneurial for-profit start-up is reviewed and analyzed. This four-stage analysis is then adapted to the needs of the nonprofit new venture enterprise. The benefits of doing a feasibility analysis for the nonprofit enterprise start-up are identified, and guidelines are suggested. An underpopulated research stream is identified and explained in this article for the start-up and early developmental phases of the nonprofit enterprise.
Berry, Gregory R.
"Feasibility Analysis for the New Venture Nonprofit Enterprise,"
New England Journal of Entrepreneurship: Vol. 20
, Article 4.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.sacredheart.edu/neje/vol20/iss2/4