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MAP for Nonprofits

MAP's mission is to unleash the power of the nonprofit sector in the community by increasing the capacity of individual nonprofit organizations to achieve their missions and providing leadership for the effective management of the sector.

Mission Statement
Review Completed: 5/23/2012
2314 University Avenue West
Suite 28
Saint Paul, MN 55114-1863
Phone: (651)647-1216
Fax: (651)647-1369
Other Names Used Management Assistance Program for Nonprofits, Inc.
EIN 41-1479097
Principal Staff Judith Alnes, Executive Director
Number of Full-Time Equivalents (FTE) 19.87
Number of Volunteers 175
Number of Clients Served 591
Tags / Keywords Philanthropy/Voluntarism, Nonprofit Services
General Information
Board Chair Leslie Anderson
Number of Board Members 20
Board meetings with quorum 6
Average Member Attendance at Board Meetings 16
Publicly Available Documents Most Recent 990
Most Recent Audit
In 2011, we strengthened the effectiveness of the nonprofit community by providing services to more than 500 organizations. Sixty percent of the organizations we serve provide much needed health and human services to the community. The other organizations served include those addressing the environment, education and the arts. Almost twenty percent of the organizations with whom we work primarily serve diverse communities. Success Measurement MAP measures five quality indicators that are tied most closely with our mission. The five indicators include an assessment of the organizations’ ability to operate more effectively, whether the goals of the consultation were met, sensitivity to culture, and an evaluation of the value of the resource MAP represents. In 2011, 93% of our clients reported that their ability to operate more effectively has increased as a result of our consultation. 99% said we were sensitive to their culture, needs, and level of development. 95% said the goals for the project were achieved. 96% said MAP had proven itself a result for an organization like theirs. 97% reported that our work was good, very good, or excellent. MAP shares this information broadly with its funders and its clients.
Current Goals
MAP's services are focused on the nonprofit sector's ability to successfully advance their mission-driven goals while effectively shepherding their resources. Recognizing that economic pressures will prevail in the nonprofit marketplace for the next three years, MAP’s board and staff have been crafting a new strategic plan that calls for us to support the nonprofit sector by: 1. Build the strength of the nonprofit sectors’ leaders and board members so that they take can effectively lead and manage change. 2. Provide essential services that strengthen the foundation of nonprofit organizations. 3. Facilitate the development of strategies and business models that strengthen nonprofit organizations’ abilities to manage change and achieve their missions. 4. Use MAP’s leadership voice and collaborative engagements to drive innovation and new approaches for achieving greater social impact. 5. Increase MAP’s capacity for growth and impact over the next three years by focusing on changes to the business model that yield increased cash reserves.
Community or Constituency Served
MAP’s primary constituencies are the board members and staff leaders of the nonprofit sector. Because we work in partnership with these constituencies, we are constantly engaged in exchanging vantage points and understanding constituent needs. In addition, we regularly conduct focus groups and surveys to garner information about the shifting needs of our constituents and for guidance about how we change our services. A secondary constituency for MAP is the funding community. Funders frequently turn to MAP to explore ways to jointly work on capacity building projects of mutual interest. We engage funders through regular conversations and occasional surveys.
Geographic Area Served
The majority of MAP's services are conducted in the 11-County Twin Cities Metropolitan Area of Minneapolis and St. Paul. MAP also provides services in Greater Minnesota and nationally as opportunities arise.
Impact and Programs

3 Year Average Expenses

Program Services: $1,766,054 84.2%
Management: $236,877 11.3%
Fundraising: $93,931 4.5%

Unrestricted Net Assets

2011 2010 2009
End of Year: $343,763 $398,082 $430,614
Beginning of Year $398,082 $430,614 $364,782
Difference ($54,319) ($32,532) $65,832
Unrestricted Net Assets (End of Year), Current 990 $343,763
Based on information provided on 2009 to 2011
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