“Don’t wait until you have a need, or a crisis. Seek out NAF’s support and guidance while you’re stable so they can help you stay the course. They’ll help you truly understand your financial position, and work with you to figure out how you can grow, sustainably and efficiently.”

Michelle Horovitz, Co-Founder and Executive Director

"This is a K-8 charter school that believes in community involvement. All students are required to do community service projects, and the parents must pledge at least 30 hours of volunteer time per year. Last year they recorded 3,360 volunteer hours from the parents."

Phil Hatlie, Senior Loan Officer, Nonprofits Assistance Fund

"Headway Emotional Services provides thousands of hours of high quality mental health services to students throughout our community.  They meet this need with compassion  and professionalism helping to improve the lives of students and families."

Allison Wagstrom, Portfolio Manager, Nonprofits Assistance Fund

"What’s been so great about working with NAF is that they understand nonprofits—whether it’s cash flow, donor behavior, philanthropic giving—and the importance of our mission. If it were not for their support during a critical time for our organization, we would not have been able to open our doors as soon as we did."

Michelle Silverman, CEO, Gilda's Club Twin Cities

"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

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