Balancing the Mission Checkbook

Join the NAF/MAP Team! Position Currently Available: Marketing Manager

Nonprofits Assistance Fund/MAP for Nonprofits is seeking a new member for its team - Marketing Manager. If you are interested in fueling the impact and effectiveness of nonprofits, committed to building strong relationships, and have a passion for strengthening the nonprofit sector, we'd love to talk with you.

Applications are due by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, August 22, 2017. A full description of the Marketing Manager position can be found here.

Who Pays For the Common Good?

The recent news of Minnesota’s Crisis Connection closing due to shortfalls in funding is a powerful case study in the financial and strategic issues that face nonprofits.

And it raises a gigantic, thorny question: What is the balance between serving the common good and the financial realities of nonprofits?

Financial Management is a Teachable Skill

One of our foundational beliefs at NAF is that the nonprofit sector is chock full of potential for financial savvy.

8 Lessons from the Front Lines of Nonprofit Arts Management

Over the years, NAF has worked with a wide range of arts organizations: small, large, urban, rural, and spanning an array of mediums, audiences, and missions.

There’s (Almost) No Such Thing As “Founder’s Syndrome”

Ways to talk about organizational leadership challenges without blaming the people who got it off the ground

We’ve all heard the phrase when there’s trouble in a nonprofit: “Founder’s Syndrome.” It means, in essence: the organization’s difficulty can be laid at the feet of the person whose creative energy got things going in the first place.

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