"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

“The program officers get so much out of this hands-on training. It’s practical and relevant. This training always receives some of the highest ratings on our program evaluations from our members every year.”

Maria Salas, Director of Member Services at MCF

“We were still really small. We had no financial staff—as treasurer, I was doing everything from helping pay the electric bills to developing the annual budget. Steve came in and helped us with the balance sheet and the basics. We couldn’t have made it through on our own.”

Julia Wells, Board Treasurer at Cycles for Change

“They understand the charter school model. The entire process was easy, clear and timely. Having a line of credit enabled us to have peace of mind, continue to meet our students’ needs, and maintain our fund balance for the school’s future security.”

Dave Hagman, Director at Northern Lights Community School

“What spoke volumes was the experience of NAF and the comfort in knowing that you knew our business and our mission and you knew what we wanted to do with this building.”

Jeff Washburne, Executive Director at City of Lakes Community Land Trust

“One of the things that I appreciate the most with Steve is he recognizes the need for support where it’s needed, but he doesn't try to push things on you. The support is when I need it, when I have time to benefit from it.”

Chong Vang, executive director at Karen Organization of Minnesota

“I always saw NAF as partners helping us fulfill our mission. They are partners, not vendors, not adversaries, and I still think of them as that way.”

John Kemp, Executive Director at Neighbors Inc.

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