Have you ever had one of these thoughts:
- How can my nonprofit get the line of credit or working capital loan that we deserve and need?
- Where can I move my money away from Wall Street to a place that will help nonprofits?
- Where can I get involved in discussions about nonprofit finance and strategy?
American Nonprofits -- a new, national membership organization -- has been created to answer these questions. American Nonprofits is comprised of nonprofit executives, finance directors, funders, consultants, researchers and others who want to engage issues around nonprofit finance, capital markets, and strategy.
And American Nonprofits will serve as the sponsor for a national credit union serving nonprofit organizations, staff, and volunteers.
Together with the remarkable Pamela Davis of the Nonprofits Insurance Alliance Group (NIA Group), I've been working on this project for a couple of years, and I'm very happy that we're making good progress. Together, these two organizations will be a network of nonprofit professionals working in the finance space, and a finance co-op owned and democratically managed by the nonprofit sector.
And note: Blue Avocado is becoming the magazine of American Nonprofits. As you know, we were founded by the NIA Group and CompassPoint, and their financial, administrative and content support has been crucial to Blue Avocado's success.
As a subscriber to Blue Avocado, American Nonprofits is providing you a membership -- at no cost to you --from now through the end of 2013. You don't have to do anything to keep getting Blue Avocado as you always have, and now you will also be able to access the benefits of membership in American Nonprofits. And importantly: Blue Avocado will stay free to you and to new subscribers.
To learn more about American Nonprofits, please click here. I look forward to hearing your thoughts. -- Jan Masaoka