“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

“It may very well have been possible for us to get a loan from a commercial bank—but I'd much rather do it with NAF. It's really a partnership—a sympathetic partnership. The level of engagement that NAF has in our actual programming and the level of understanding that NAF demonstrates is pretty unique.”

Ben Heywood, Executive Director, The Soap Factory

“What’s been so great about working with NAF is that they understand nonprofits—whether it’s cash flow, donor behavior, philanthropic giving in Minnesota—they understand all of that, 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

“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