NFG is a volunteer led organization designed to encourage and educate Nonprofit Financial leaders.

Since 1989, NFG has provided opportunities for networking, education, and professional development for financial managers of nonprofit organizations in the greater Minneapolis-St Paul metropolitan area. In 2012, a North Chapter encompassing the greater Duluth area began their own chapter.

Regular monthly meetings are held from September through June covering topics of current interest and providing financial management guidance.  Program topics can range from accounting policy discussions to office conflict resolution to strategic budgeting, etc.  Members and their guests are welcomed at 7:45 with coffee and the speakers begin their presentations at 8:15. The programs generally conclude by 9:45 or 10 am.

In addition, NFG members have the unique opportunity to participate in the group’s valuable Community Forum through its Listserv.

Networking with fellow professionals is a valuable benefit of membership in NFG. Opportunities exist throughout the year during program meetings, serving on sub-committees and participating in social events.

Membership in NFG is open to persons with financial responsibilities in nonprofit organizations and to those companies who provide related services to nonprofits.

We want you to join NFG!  Click here to join NFG .

Reminder:  The Twin Cities meetings are generally held at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church on Snelling Avenue in St. Paul. The North Chapter meetings move across the region, so be sure and check the website each month.




I don’t care what the calendar says, I refuse to believe that summer is over. The State Fair might be over, the kids back in school and the dreaded holiday season right around the corner, but I refuse to give up on summer produce, rounds of golf and picnics in the park.

That said, I do look forward to catching up with old and new friends this upcoming NFG program year. And based on the work the Program Committee has done, this year is going to be one with lots of great discussions and good debate.

This coming year will be the 30th year of the NFG, but our fourth governed by a Board of Directors. On June 9, 2016, after an immense amount of work and time by the Steering Committee, and in particular Deb Nelson, the bylaws of the Nonprofit Financial Group were adopted. And with that one vote, the Board of Directors was established and the organization started down a new path.

Of course NFG would be nothing if it weren’t for all of the volunteers who make it go. From the Program Committee to the Social Committee, the volunteers who manage and facilitate the NFG are the best around.

This program year will be one full of education, networking and socialization. Which is good, because that is what the NFG is all about. I look forward to meeting those individuals who I haven’t met yet and seeing old friends who I haven’t seen in a while.

But until then, I’m going to go out and enjoy the weather as long as I can before I have to get the winter coat out.

Peter S. Olsen

NFG President