Case Study Of Goodwill

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Goodwill was first founded in 1902 in Boston by a Methodist minister, Rev. Edgar J. Helms (Goodwill, 2015). He collected used goods and clothes from the wealthy areas around the city and hired the underprivileged to restore and repair the used items (Goodwill, 2015). The restored goods were then sold or donated to the poor workers who mended them (Goodwill, 2015). This was the foundation of today 's $4 billion nonprofit of the Goodwill Industries that is responsible for providing training and rehabilitation for people with limited access to employment (Goodwill, 2015). Henceforth, the mission of the Goodwill industries of South Central California (GISCC) was established. The mission of the GISCC is to provide job training and work opportunities to individuals with employment limitations. Their vision is to empower the people of Kern, Kings and southern Tulare counties with the skills and opportunities needed to achieve their fullest potential (Goodwill, 2015). GISCC has annual strategic plans to work on the people, growth of the organization and efficiency of their work. Thus, they advance their mission by providing…show more content…
They also receive revenue through personal contributions on a small scale. The nature of GISCC’s revenue model focuses mainly on the sale of donated goods in their retail stores, which has the effect of producing a very predictable revenue source for the organization. They experience sales fluctuations during holiday seasons; revenues are higher in the fall and lower in the summer months. Also, personal contributions are very incidental forming between one and two percent of their budget in an average year (S. Chalupa, personal communication, October 14, 2015). This is not significant enough to cause drastic fluctuations in their revenue stream. According to Sheryl, GISCC does not experience significant revenue fluctuations (personal communication, October 14,

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