Capital, Loans, and Facilities

Information on the sources and use of capital at nonprofits, including reserve funds, how loans can be used for operating and long term purposes, and the financial aspects of leasing, buying, financing, and owning facilities

Resources in Capital, Loans, and Facilities

This expert guide outlines essential steps as: transforming your annual budget analysis; deciding whether or not income diversification is the way to go; achieving a robust reserve; and equipping your board for effective financial governance.

Understanding the ebbs and flows of your organization's cash will help you make smart management decisions that protect your core programs and overall sustainability. Use this template to manage cash flow at your organization.

This resource will help your nonprofit manage your cash flow by explaining why, when and how. Additionally, this resource provides management strategies to help your nonprofit prevent cash flow shortages.

These sample reserve policies are provided to get you started, but keep in mind that no example will be an exact fit for your organization. We have included some options to assist you. Be sure to review these parts carefully to create the right policy for your organization.

This resource explains financial structure of nonprofits, broken down into four core components. These components: revenue mix, infrastructure and expenses, program cost, and capital structure, define the business model that creates value for the community and sustains the business entity.

Like businesses, nonprofit organizations sometimes need cash in the form of a loan to operate their programs effectively. Loans can be a tool that can help a nonprofit grow and succeed. This guide is designed to help nonprofits understand loans, uses for loans, and when loans make the most sense as a form of capital.