"The biggest aha moment was that it is not realistic to get to a zero budget. I always thought that was what you were supposed to do. I always thought, ‘Aren't we just making that up?’ And in fact, yes, we are. So for a professional to say, yeah, your intuition is right about that, opened the door for me."

Rev. Kelli Clement, Executive Director at Minnesota Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice

"It’s just been great knowing and having a long term relationship with Kate. She really understands where we have been and also now, where we are going. We have really felt that NAF has our back, and is really fighting for us and believes in us. That is very important."

Chris Fischbach, Publisher at Coffee House Press

"The whole relationship has been so great, it’s just really been nice to have that resource. A lot of nonprofits don’t have any other resources – people (banks) are often hesitant to take the risk. NAF gave me the confidence and reassurance that we were making the right choice."

Dianne Joachim, Executive Director at St. Croix Therapy

“The new space is wonderful, full of so much more light and more space to serve our clients. With twice as much program space, we are now able to double our impact. We could not have done this without you.”

Joe Larson, Executive Director at The Aliveness Project

“The relationship is phenomenal. It’s great, it is not just a business transaction; it’s more like a partnership. NAF really wants to know about the work that we do.”

Jessica Rogers, Executive Director at Connections to Independence

"I called [NAF] and talked about our thrift store idea. We had been crunching numbers for a year. Steve looked at our business plan and said, ‘Absolutely do this', which was exactly what we needed. Without NAF, without that push, we would probably still be sitting here waiting to do it."

Kris McNally, Co-Executive Director at Industries, Inc.

"We are a great success story, largely because of NAF. The outstanding thing about NAF is (and has been) their willingness to act as a true partner with us. And as for Janet, her advice and good counsel has been invaluable. She has seen to it that NAF’s work has truly helped us in our work here."

Margo Gisselman, Executive Director at the Jungle Theater

“Nonprofit Assistance Fund’s expertise has been invaluable for surviving a very challenging period in our organization, and in a tough economy. It’s helping us get a new strategy in place, with a good chance of success."

Kent Pekel, President and CEO at Search Institute

“The report from Kate [Barr] was very crisp and concise. It was just spot-on, in terms of what she found looking at the organization and what her recommendations were.”

Carolyn Olson, President at GMHC

"Michael readily understood that we were very green. I just felt really engaged; I felt like I had someone there that was backing me up. He was out to see us get financially back on our feet, and it worked! That creativity, that flexibility was great."

Glen Hill, Executive Director at MFA

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