NFF has provided financial and advisory services to nonprofit organizations in the Greater Philadelphia area since 1994. Learn more below!
- Loans and
lines of credit for facilities and working capital, all tailored to meet the
needs of nonprofit organizations at competitive rates and terms.
- New Markets Tax Credit Loans offer
tax credits for private investors in exchange for capital investment in
facilities in low-income communities.
- Nonprofit Business Analysis
(NBA) is an in-depth financial analysis and consultation that
clarifies an organization's financial condition, helping management balance
financial considerations with program goals and better articulate financial
needs to funders.
- Financial Leadership Clinic combines an educational
seminar on nonprofit finance with individual coaching and peer-based learning.
In the two-day Clinic, four to six small-to-midsized nonprofits working in a
common sector learn to read and interpret their financial documents, understand
the dynamics of their business models, and identify and communicate the
specific financial needs and goals of their organizations.
Profitability Modeling (PPM) is a vital tool in an economic crisis; it
helps nonprofits understand the practical revenue and expense dynamics and the
underlying economics of each major program.
- Scenario Planning
for the unexpected is critical in times of uncertainty. NFF can work with
management to evaluate not only new program and business opportunities, but
also how unanticipated revenue shortfalls could impact the organization.
- Cash Flow Planning
examines the projected cash inflows and outflows over a period of time We offer
guidance on how to produce and use monthly cash flow projections in order to
provide visibility into the timing and reliability of cash.
- Financial Reporting
Assistance helps nonprofits assess their internal management reporting
tools-such as cash flow projections, budget vs. actual reports, program
analyses, and revenue and expense projections. NFF helps organizations make
improvements so that these reports are most useful and effective for management
- Child Care Initiative:
In the past, we have provided grants, advisory services and technical
assistance to child care providers in Southeastern Pennsylvania seeking to
improve the quality of their facilities and programs.
- Workshops and Coaching expertly
guide nonprofits and funders in exploring how management decisions and capital
structure affect an organization's mission and finances. NFF workshops are a
dynamic exploration of how nonprofits and funders can improve the ways they use
money, so that missions can thrive.
- Capital Partners helps
nonprofit organizations attract the shareholder-like investment they need to
support significant transformations. Capital Partners brokers and facilitates
capital campaigns of $5 million or greater, so that nonprofit executives can
focus on the day-to-day running of their organizations.
- Speaking Engagements,
featuring insights from NFF CEO Antony Bugg-Levine and other NFF staff members
on the giving, getting and using of money in the nonprofit sector. With over 30
years experience in the field, NFF is a locally, nationally and internationally
recognized thought leader on topics related to nonprofit finance and social
- Systems Replacement Plan
(SRP) is a detailed review of a nonprofit's building systems. NFF
consultants create a 20-year SRP that forecasts expected timing and costs of
replacements and repairs, helping organizations better plan for future
facility-related capital needs.
- Building for the Futuresm (BFF) offers
a matching savings program that prevents deferred maintenance financial crises
by funding building reserves. BFF helps organizations prepare for long-term repair
and replacement costs in a planned and timely way.
- Grants: In the past, we have provided Planning
Grants for arts, childcare and youth and families-related organizations
for eligible requests. Under our former Childcare Initiative, childcare
organizations wanting to address facility maintenance, expansion or new
construction projects could apply for a capital grant.
NFF provided International House with a Nonprofit Business Analysis, a Systems Replacement Plan and a planning grant. This comprehensive approach allowed the board members to see the various issues facing the organization. Since our intervention, a board member made a landmark gift to assist with implementation of the recommendations made by NFF, and the organization was able to secure significant assistance for building upgrades from the State of Pennsylvania.
NFF's relationship with Ambler Theater began in 2005 when NFF extended a line of credit and a second mortgage. The line of credit was structured for working capital purposes to cover operational shortfalls during the renovation period. The second mortgage was extended in order to refinance an existing loan that was due to expire and needed to be replaced with longer term financing. The theater is currently in the last stage of renovation.
In 2004, NFF gave Diversified Community Services (DCS) a $25,000 grant for each of their two centers, as well as a Nonprofit Business Analysis. The following year, NFF provided a Systems Replacement Plan, and was able to fund the installation of a sprinkler system and new security measures at one of its centers. As of 2007, both of DCS's centers have increased their Keystone STAR rating to 4 (the highest rating) and are accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children.
Study: Financial State of the Arts in Delaware
The Delaware Division of the Arts commissioned NFF to analyze and assess the financial state of the arts in Delaware. Using its proprietary analytic tool, NFF examined financial data for 33 Delaware arts organizations. The results of this study, State of the Arts: A Call to Action for Strengthening the Arts in Delaware , were presented on January 14, 2008 to government and private arts funders and arts nonprofits from throughout Delaware. The study has sparked a dialogue among these key stakeholders on how to preserve and strengthen a vibrant arts community in the state.
To see the full report, click here.
NFF Workshops in the Greater Philadelphia Area
- Linking Money To Mission: A Balancing Act
A dynamic exploration of how nonprofits can improve the ways they get and use money so their missions can thrive.
- Facility Projects: Planning, Funding & Financing Strategies
This workshop demystifies the various fundraising and financing strategies available to pay for a facility project.
- Growth in the Nonprofit Sector: Achieving Impact and Stability
This workshop will look at the financial questions raised by growth, as well as the strains it can place on an organization's financial structure if not planned for and managed properly.
- Getting to Know Nonprofit Finance Fund
NFF staff will provide an introduction to NFF's mission and nonprofit financial services that aim to help nonprofit organizations improve their capacity to serve their communities.