"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

“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

“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

“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.

“The information is fabulous. They always say it takes two to teach, you have to give to learn. The relationship is fabulous at Nonprofits Assistance Fund. You cannot put a price tag on that.”

Dr. Michael Helgeson, Chief Executive Officer at Apple Tree Dental

“We are very grateful and appreciative to work with Nonprofits Assistance Fund for the loan, obviously, but also the knowledge we are gaining.”

George Boody, Executive Director at Land Stewardship Project

“We hope to not need NAF in the same ways we have in the past. But we always know NAF is here to provide support and be the safety net for nonprofits in case we do need them.”

Monica Meyer, Executive Director at OutFront Minnesota Community Services

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