“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!

“NAF is proud to support People’s Center as it provides affordable, high-quality healthcare in the Cedar-Riverside community.”

Allison Wagstrom, Portfolio Manager, Nonprofits Assistance Fund

"We look at our relationship with NAF as a partnership that helped empower us to fulfill our mission."

Alex Danovitch, Director of Special Projects, Eureka

Ten Financial Fundamentals for Smart Program Officers

One of the (many) benefits of working at Nonprofits Assistance Fund is the frequent invitation to talk with groups of foundation program officers about the finances of nonprofits. While no two foundations, or program officers, have exactly the same mission, goals, or grantmaking approaches, there are some common questions and themes. How can I tell if a nonprofit is financially healthy? What are the red flags to watch for? What are the best practices and rules of thumb that we should follow?

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