“Janet and NAF have just been fundamental in giving The Works the opportunity to financially stabilize our organization. They've been transformative for us. Not only because they can help us with funding, but in their understanding of how nonprofits work and their willingness to take a risk and invest in us when so many other financial institutions would
say ‘no way.’”

Jill Measells, Chief Executive Officer, The Works Museum

What Do Your Programs Cost? Webinar

This training is full. If you would like to be added to the wait list, please contact Annie Krapek at [email protected].

Good decisions require good information. Do you have good information about what it costs to deliver your programs? NAF’s new True Program Costs: Program Budget and Allocation template and resource is a tutorial and guide for program-based budgeting. Join us for the webinar for an overview of the concepts and practices of program budgets and a guide to using the template. You’ll receive a copy of the resource and spreadsheet template when you register for the webinar. Limited capacity for the webinar, so sign up now!

Tuesday, February 3, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

“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

"The loans in and of themselves got us through, but more than that, we started to gain a sense of confidence."

DeAnna Cummings, Executive Director and Co-Founder, Juxtaposition Arts

Clear Communications Through Dashboard Reports webinar

At your nonprofit, you deal with a lot of data. From program statistics to financial goals, the data can be overwhelming, especially if you need to dig through the data to get the answers you are looking for. Dashboard reports are a great way to distill data to some key measures and make meaningful comparisons to benchmarks and goals. With greater clarity, you can focus on the most relevant information to make strategic decisions.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

“It is a pleasure to work with NAF, who knows and understands your organization. It takes the anxiety out of dealing with finances.”

Janet Ludden, President, Momentum Enterprises

Nonprofit Sustainability Learning Series: Organizational Sustainability - Grand Rapids, MN

More often than not, an organization’s sustainability hinges upon the leadership at the board level. What is the role of the board in keeping a nonprofit on the path towards sustainability? Join us at this session to learn more about board roles and leadership. Then, stay for more discussions on board recruiting and the importance of the Board Chair – Executive Director relationship.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015 - 8:30am to 12:00pm