Nonprofit Outreach Specialist (VISTA)

The Nonprofits Assistance Fund AmeriCorps VISTA project will help culturally-based nonprofits build and strengthen financial health and stability with training, one to one guidance and counsel (technical assistance), and financing for working capital and facilities.

Spring Cleaning: We're giving away office furniture and printers

We're making room in our office for our soon-to-be new hires. Are you in the market for some gently used office furniture?   Come and get it!  Free, but you need to pick it up.  Links have photos of the amazing offers!

6 Takeaways From This Year's #npfinance

It’s been a couple of weeks since the 4th Annual Nonprofit Finance and Sustainability Conference that Nonprofits Assistance Fund co-hosts with Minnesota Council of Nonprofits, and I’m still thinking about the topics, questions, and discussions from that day. The conference could not have had a better start than the keynote from Rodney Christopher, a Director on the Capital Deployment Team at F.B. Heron Foundation, on building strong nonprofit enterprises. Rodney invited us all to “let our nonprofit finance geek flags fly” and then provided us with inspiration and aspiration, with a strong dose of reality.

How Board Members Can Learn to Spot the Red Flags

Here we go again. A few weeks ago Nonprofit Quarterly reported about the fallout from reports by FEGS Health & Human Services in New York of an unexpected $19.4 million loss:  changes in the executive office and cuts to programs and budgets. Like many others in the sector, one of my first reactions is to ask, “Where was the board?”

New Offering: New Possibilities

Every nonprofit leader knows that none of us can achieve our mission and vision alone. Here at Nonprofits Assistance Fund we're able to work closely with other organizations in ways that multiplies our impact.

Nonprofits Assistance Fund presenting at Nonprofit Essentials Conference

Stephanie Jacobs is presenting a session at the 2014 Nonprofit Essentials Conference on July 24, 2014 at the University of St. Thomas.

Kate Barr presents a keynote at the NDANO Nonprofit Leadership Conference

On May 28th, Kate Barr will join NDANO for their Nonprofit Leadership Conference, presenting a keynote on "Beyond the New Normal: Nonprofit Sustainability." She will also be leading the "Creating a Working Business Model " breakout session.

To learn more about the conference, please visit NDANO's event page

Twin Cities' Underserved Areas to Benefit from Midwest Lenders Alliance funded by JPMorgan Chase

Vital new private-sector funds will be flowing into the Twin Cities to help low-income communities and special-needs residents. Nonprofits Assistance Fund will soon have access to additional capital for lending thanks to a new partnership between Minnesota’s Nonprofits Assistance Fund (NAF), Chicago-based IFF, and the JPMorgan Chase Foundation.

What are you thankful for?

At Nonprofits Assistance Fund, we are thankful for many, many things! This year we wanted to take a couple of moments to share with you what we are thankful for.

The relationships we develop with nonprofits and their leaders are the foundation of our work and our accomplishments. We thank all of our clients, partners, and funders. Our impact would not be possible without your support.

We are hiring a Loan Officer/Financial Management Specialist!

Join our team! Nonprofits Assistance Fund is hiring a Loan Officer/Financial Management Specialist to support our lending team.