“NAF saw what I saw when I started with SPNN, which is that the organization is really at a crest.”

Chad Johnston, Executive Director, SPNN

“NAF is proud to partner with YWCA St. Paul as it makes decisions today to ensure its sustainability for the future.”

Allison Wagstrom, Portfolio Manager, Nonprofits Assistance Fund

Making Progress Together

Have you ever had the experience of talking with someone and you see their eyes light up with clarity and understanding? It is a seminal moment. To know that not only has understanding been bridged but also an impact has been felt.

Multiply that by 10, and that is the Financial Leadership Cohort experience. We gathered together interested strangers and seekers of knowledge. We went through a shared time and curriculum. And what has evolved is the most amazing dynamic.

“NAF is proud to partner with One Roof as it makes housing affordable for more families in the Duluth area.”

Phil Hatlie, Senior Loan Officer, Nonprofits Assistance Fund

“NAF is a great resource for everything because it gets the big picture. I would recommend it for sure because of the depth and breadth of its knowledge.”

Jennifer Schiller, Executive Director of LJA

"NAF is a great resource for us. We are fortunate that Blandin is supporting this, so I take advantage of it whenever I can."

Katie Marshall, Executive Director, MacRostie Art Center

“We are very proud to support MN SNAP as it opens its new facility to better serve the community and its 4-legged clients.”

Lu Hang, Loan Officer/Financial Specialist, Nonprofits Assistance Fund

“... relationships, not money, are our currency, and revolutionizing access – in all its guises – is our vision.”

Jack Reuler, Artistic Director, Mixed Blood Theatre

“NAF is proud to partner with Northeast College Prep as it provides students with the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in today’s diverse society.”

Phil Hatlie, Senior Loan Officer, Nonprofits Assistance Fund

Is Now the Right Time to Dive into Social Enterprise?

The next time you are contemplating ways to generate additional revenue for your nonprofit, maybe while savoring a cup of CityKid Java, eating a delicious cookie from Cookie Cart, snuggling up in a warm sweater from Industries, Inc., or carrying your recycling out to the curb for pick-up by Eureka Recycling, just look around – all of those organizations just mentioned are social enterprises. Maybe the right way to generate additional revenue for your nonprofit is right in front of you – all you need to do is dive in!