Nonprofit Business Model


“The critical factor of a problem is the element that has to be changed before anything else can be changed.”

-Peter Drucker

OWF is a 501(c)3 nonprofit social enterprise. We operate OWF as a business that is having positive and necessary impact for the public good. These resources help explain our philosophy and culture.

Recommended Books and Articles
Austin, James E., “The Collaborative Challenge – How Nonprofits and Businesses Succeed Through Strategic Alliance”, 2000. (In particular, we find the discussion of the collaboration continuum as philanthropic, transactional, and integrative as being relevant to the work that OWF does supported by donations, projects, and programs and initiatives).