I'm at TechSquared in the Economic Sustainability forum.
Here, as everywhere, there is a concept that if something provides a value, even to a mission-driven organization, the organization should charge money.
However people don’t always have money...particularly people who mission-driven organizations feel are their core beneficiaries.
So the question is, if something definitely provides value that investors would like to see monetized, can other assets be built up as intermediate component that can then provide at least compensatory non-monetary value to the organization or even be monetized by entities that are for-profit?
I just sketched a framework (attached), but off the top of my head other forms of payment in lieu of financial would include volunteering -- of direct benefit to the mission-driven organization -- but also components that for-profits might be able to consider monetizeable services, such as adding knowledge (even knowledge in terms of documenting experience of those who are program recipients), building reciprocal relationships, participating in research study, or finding information or even contributing "micro-information.”