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Summer is a great time to step back from day-to-day activities and think about the big picture for your organization. We've assembled some fresh, practical resources to help:
Obtaining a Loan or Line of Credit
If you missed last month's web chat with NFF's Nima Krodel and Barbara Libove, you can replay the conversation here and--as we promised!--see answers to the questions we couldn't get to during the live event. Of course, if you're getting ready to apply for a loan, whether from NFF or another lender, you will likely find our webinar "Preparing your organization to apply for a loan" extremely helpful. And as always, for some of the more obscure language that arises during the process, you can always visit our glossary of nonprofit finance terms.
Is Your Nonprofit Three Months from Disaster?
Alice Antonelli and Rodney Christopher provided expert advice in a web chat with our friends at the Foundation Center on how to build and maintain operating reserves. You can replay that conversation here. Just to whet your appetite: Within the first two minutes, Rodney says "I have something controversial to say..." Click here to find out what that is!
Know Your Strengths and Weaknesses
How about a simple worksheet to help you review your nonprofit's financial fitness? If you’re a regular reader of Social Currency, you might already have used this handy tool for examining the six core areas of nonprofit finance. As with many fitness programs, it's all about the core! Click here to download the worksheet.
Everything checks out on the Strengths and Weaknesses worksheet? Step up to the Financial SCAN! This new tool--produced in partnership with GuideStar--focuses like a laser on your organization's finances, gathering your core metrics into easy-to-use trend charts and comparing them with peer organizations. Learn more about it here, and watch an engaging walk-through of this innovative diagnostic here.
Thinking about how to grow? Change Capital in the New York Times
We're big fans of the Fixes column in the New York Times' Opinionator blog, and a couple of weeks ago, they wrote up a really nice description of the work of NFF Capital Partners around the idea of Philanthropic Equity or Change Capital. Click here to read "For Ambitious Nonprofits, Capital To Grow." Fixes also mentioned us in a column on Social Impact Bonds-a fascinating idea we've been exploring at our Payforsuccess.org learning hub. We're obsessed with getting organizations the capital they need to grow and thrive, one way or another!
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