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What Financing Options Do Nonprofits Have?

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A nonprofit organization has several funding options in addition to its typical fundraising activities, such as corporate sponsorships, grants, bank loans, and a nonprofit line of credit. Paying operating costs and meeting payroll can’t wait for donations to come in, so it’s crucial to know about the options available to your organization to cover these […]

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When Do You Need a Line of Credit for Your Nonprofit?

There are many occasions when nonprofit organizations need additional financing and many reasons why a nonprofit line of credit is the best solution to a funding shortage. Charity Navigator, a nonprofit charity evaluator, says nonprofits that don’t spend at least 65% of their budgets on programs and services are not living up to their missions. […]

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Why Having a Nonprofit Line of Credit is Beneficial

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One of the most valuable (and flexible) financial tools organizations in the nonprofit sector have at their disposal is the nonprofit line of credit. Where once nonprofit organizations had challenges getting lenders to approve their institutions for a nonprofit line of credit, today loans to nonprofits are as routine as loans to for-profit businesses. A […]

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A Nonprofit Line of Credit Can Help With Fundraising and Grants

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Whether you’re the leader of a for-profit business or a nonprofit organization, the question of money is never far from your mind. For nonprofits, the challenges are unique. Not only does a steady stream of cash determine if the organization can cover its operating costs, but without adequate funding, the organization’s entire mission is uncertain. […]

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What’s The Difference Between Nonprofit Loans and Nonprofit Lines of Credit?

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Like all businesses, nonprofit organizations need money to keep operating. And, like most businesses, nonprofits eventually seek nonprofit loans to fund an expansion or handle an unexpected emergency. But is this their best option? Beyond fundraising and sponsorship, many nonprofits don’t realize other funding options are available to meet their financing needs, such as a […]

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The Ultimate Nonprofit Loan Application Checklist

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No matter how generous your nonprofit organization’s donors are, there will inevitably come when the organization needs one or more nonprofit loans to keep its operations and programs growing. Nonprofit loans can help with the many expenses nonprofits manage and incur, such as rent or mortgage payments, supplies, utilities, transportation, payroll, marketing costs, and more. […]

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Operating Grants for Nonprofits

Operating Grants for Nonprofits

Are you looking to grow your organization with operating grants for nonprofits? Grants come in all forms and sizes, each with its own guidelines, requirements, and purposes. Winning a grant award can feel like winning the lottery, except grant applications take months of hard work and documentation instead of the luck of the draw. Plus, […]

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Does the SBA Offer Government Loans For Nonprofits

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Can nonprofits apply for SBA loans to get funds for their nonprofit? The Small Business Administration (SBA) traditionally plays a vital role in providing guidance and funding for small businesses—but unfortunately, the SBA does not issue loans for nonprofits. A nonprofit can be a large organization like the American Red Cross or a small nonprofit […]

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Nonprofit Fundraising in 2021, What Happened and What’s Going to Happen

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Like their for-profit business counterparts, nonprofits had quite a chaotic year in 2020. Not only were their already limited resources stretched by an overwhelming need—and demand—for their services, but nonprofit fundraising took a big hit as consumers and businesses pivoted to survival mode and considerably cut back on charitable giving. The National Council of Nonprofits […]

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