Capacity Building

Capacity Building Initiative for Greater Minnesota

Introduction

From time to time Propel Nonprofits has the opportunity to develop and manage capacity building initiatives to provide one or more services for a group of nonprofits. Each initiative is designed to meet a specific need in a community and to help nonprofits build their knowledge, skills, and capacity to thrive. Capacity building initiatives are generally targeted to a specific type of nonprofit, a community or region, or a pre-selected cohort.

Opportunity

Propel Nonprofits is seeking applications for the new Capacity Building Initiative: Greater Minnesota (CBI-GM). The intent of CBI-GM is to help expand the capacity of organizations to advance their mission and goals. There are several ways to provide capacity-building support with Propel Nonprofits in the areas of consulting, training, and technical assistance. A sample of potential projects can be found here.

Eligibility

The primary eligible organizations are 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations and groups fiscally-sponsored by a 501(c)(3) organization. Other organizations may be eligible and are encouraged to contact us for consideration.

Additional eligibility characteristics include one or more of the following:

  • Organizations serving communities in Greater Minnesota, in particular Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) communities.
  • Organizations led by BIPOC leaders (executive staff positions and board of directors).
  • Farmer-centered organizations.
  • Arts and cultures organizations.
  • Organizations that support small businesses.

Timing and How to Apply

Between 15-25 organizations will be selected. Capacity-building projects are expected to start in August of 2021 and end by June of 2022.  There is flexibility to begin projects later to be completed by June of 2022. Specific timelines and deliverables for consulting projects will be determined before commencing.

Activity Deadline
Applications open June 28, 2021
Information Sessions* July 6 – 23, 2021
Applications close July 26, 2021 at 5 p.m. Central Time
Organizations notified August 16, 2021
Consulting projects begin August 23, 2021

 

The application will provide an opportunity for organizations to better define their capacity building priorities, how Propel can support advancing those priorities and the organization’s ability to participate in a collaborative consulting process.

Please contact Amanda Duhon (aduhon@propelnonprofits.org)

  • If you have questions or would like to explore a project further
  • *To sign up for an information session
  • If you require a different method of applying

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Access the application

Download a copy of the application in Microsoft Word

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The application will provide an opportunity for organizations to better define their capacity-building priorities, how Propel can support advancing those priorities and the organization’s ability to participate in a collaborative consulting process.

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