About MAP

Since 1979, MAP has worked to strengthen the Minnesota nonprofit community by connecting organizations to sound governance, strategy, and finance and accounting practices.  On Jan. 1, 2017, MAP merged with Nonprofits Assistance Fund.  Because our programs are complementary but not overlapping, the combination will result in a more holistic approach to services that meets a larger set of nonprofits’ needs, including the ability to more closely link strategy, governance, and finance and to support nonprofits throughout their organizational lifecycle.  The SeaChange-Lodestar Fund for Nonprofit Collaboration provided a grant to help fund the merger exploration.

As we move forward in 2017, we will adopt a new name and brand for our new organization. In the meantime, it’s business as usual.

Our Role

The Minnesota nonprofit, social and philanthropic sector relies upon MAP as a trusted resource. We work with hundreds of organizations and thousands of individuals each year, building their capacity to govern, lead, identify strategy and operate organizations effectively. Through consulting and training, our experienced staff members deliver a unique mix of services to strengthen the sector and communities. We are unique from other consulting firms due to our nonprofit structure, community vision, community partnerships, and pricing structure.

Our Beginning

In 1979, a group of Twin Cities community leaders proposed to share the management talents enjoyed by the for-profit business sector with nonprofit organizations to help nonprofits meet growing community needs. Management Assistance Project later became MAP for Nonprofits, and transformed to a staff-model consulting and service group that continues today.

Our Services


Our consulting staff members provide organizations with accounting and finance services, strategic services and governance-related services.

In addition, each year we recruit hundreds of talented volunteers and refer them to positions on nonprofit boards of directors.

Our Values

  • We honor and respect the contribution each nonprofit organization can make to a vibrant and healthy community.
  • We value excellence, honesty, and ethical behavior in our work.
  • We value the careful stewardship of our resources and the resources of the nonprofit organizations we serve so that together we contribute to a thriving community.
  • We strive to be an inclusive organization that welcomes and celebrates the unique contributions of all those with whom we work.
  • We value being a catalyst for innovation, a conduit for best and next practices, and a leadership voice for effective support of the sector.

Our Partners

MAP partners with several organizations to make our services more accessible to the nonprofit, social enterprise and philanthropic community.

Our Clients

MAP’s nonprofit clients are representative of the sector, ranging from startups to organizations with annual operating budgets of more than $15 million. The organizations work in:

  • Human Services
  • Health
  • Education
  • Arts & Culture
  • Environment
  • Animal Protection
  • And more

2016 Client Evaluations

  • 97%

    reported that their ability to operate more effectively has increased as a result of our consultation

  • 98%

    reported that our work was good, very good, or excellent

  • 98%

    said the goals for the project were achieved

  • 99%

    said MAP had proven itself as a resource for an organization like theirs

  • 98%

    said we were sensitive to their culture, needs, and level of development