For a school or charter management organization planning major expansion or substantial change, preparing for, attracting and managing an influx of capital can be a challenge. NFF offers a variety of services that have helped nonprofits of all kinds get on track and stay there. A school's revenue profile can present special challenges for managing to sustainability from quarter to quarter, year to year and over the long term. NFF offers customized services for schools and other educational organizations based on a menu of time-tested intensive engagements.
Systems Replacement Plan (SRP)
A comprehensive facilities analysis by construction experts and consultants, the SRP results in a 20-year forecast for the maintenance and replacement of specific systems and equipment. The detailed year-by-year breakdown of costs and savings allows you to plan for future needs and budget for environmentally conscious improvements.
Financial Situation Analysis
Know where you stand financially and understand how much financial risk your school can tolerate. NFF's assessment is designed to help administrators, managers and board members better interpret and apply financial information to plan and manage operations and growth.
Program Profitability Modeling (PPM)
A vital tool in an economic crisis or periods of growth, planning and transition, PPM helps educational institutions understand practical revenue and expense dynamics. A PPM can help align program priorities, tackle deficits, improve the financial bottom line, and identify cost savings.
Dependence on per pupil reimbursements and state budget and payment delays can make for significant revenue volatility, so planning for risk and opportunities is critical. NFF develops best and worst case scenarios to provide administrators the tools to manage risk and think creatively about their resource utilization and financial alternatives.
Cash Flow Planning (CFP)
A CFP projects cash inflows and outflows over a period of time, providing an overview of the timing and reliability of cash and accounting for the cycles unique to the educational calendar. A thoughtful CFP is good preparation for receiving a line of credit or working capital.
Financial Reporting Assistance
NFF assesses your school’s financial reporting tools and recommends improvements to make them more effective for internal management and board reporting as well as external communications to charter authorizers and funders.
Growth Capital Services
For major expansion projects and capital needs in excess of $5 million, NFF’s Capital Partners helps clients develop a thorough prospectus to attract equity-like investment from foundations and philanthropically-minded investors. To find out whether a Sustainable Enhancement Grant (SEGUE) is right for your school project, visit nonprofitfinancefund.org/capitalpartners, or contact us at 415-255-4849 x12 or firstname.lastname@example.org to request a copy of the Portfolio Performance Report.