"I’ve enjoyed working with American Indian Family and Children’s Services and I am proud of what they have gone through the last two years. Their building was condemned and they were homeless while it was being renovated."

Lu Hang, Loan Officer/Financial Specialist, Nonprofits Assistance Fund

"Because Perspectives has a strong and competent staff, and a board that is receptive to new ideas, this organization is always looking at opportunities to advance its mission, update it programs, and partner with other like organizations."

Phil Hatlie, Senior Loan Officer, Nonprofits Assistance Fund

"Janet and NAF have just been fundamental in giving The Works the opportunity to financially stabilize our organization. Not only because they can help us with funding, but in their understanding of how nonprofits work and their willingness to invest in us when so many other financial institutions would say ‘no way.’"

Jill Measells, Chief Executive Officer, The Works Museum

"Minneapolis Telecommunications Network reaches deep in Minneapolis and helps to tell the stories that you don’t hear on mainstream media."

Allison Wagstrom, Portfolio Manager, Nonprofits Assistance Fund

"Be transparent. Know your industry inside and out. And remember the gift is their ability to partner with you—the loan is the vehicle, but the partnership, mentoring and joint strategy is what it’s all about."

Michael-jon Pease, Executive Director, Park Square Theatre

"I just think NAF is an invaluable resource to have in your back pocket. People come to nonprofits with all kinds of different skill sets. We all come with a passion for what we do, and NAF is a terrific resource for that financial component that’s so important."

Kathy Greiner, Executive Director, Rebuilding Together Twin Cities

"The loans in and of themselves got us through, but more than that, we started to gain a sense of confidence."

DeAnna Cummings, Executive Director and Co-Founder, Juxtaposition Arts

"It is a pleasure to work with NAF, who knows and understands your organization. It takes the anxiety out of dealing with finances."

Janet Ludden, President, Momentum Enterprises

PRG

"It’s pretty unlikely that PRG would have survived past 2009 without NAF’s technical assistance. Kate Barr helped me understand very quickly that if you don’t survive, your mission doesn’t really matter. In order to be able to further your mission, you need to be in a stable financial state."

Kathy Wetzel-Mastel, Executive Director at PRG

"I found that I learned some things. Sometimes you think because you have been doing this for a long time that you know most of what you need to know. But Allison gave me new ways to look at the same information which was very helpful."

Don Eitel, Managing Director at Mu Performing Arts

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