Service: Lending

Young kids in pairs on grassy lawn shaking hands

Aurora Waasakone Community of Learners

"Even across the distance of us being near Bemidji and Propel being based in the Twin Cities, [Phil] was great about making things electronic and getting money in our bank account quickly."

Anna Wallin, Co-Founder & Director, Aurora Waasakone Community of Learners

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Man stacking wood at Better Futures warehouse

Better Futures Minnesota

"Propel’s partnership was extremely helpful to my organization and it instantly increased confidence in myself, in my staff, and in my board that we were doing the right thing."

Dr. Thomas Adams, President & CEO, Better Futures Enterprises

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Strategic Services

CWL Boeing Bertha vacuuming

Commonweal Theatre Company

"The cohort experience of the program has been incredibly valuable in that it allows me and encourages me to connect with peers that otherwise I almost never have a chance to."

Hal Cropp, Executive Director, Commonweal Theatre Company

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Training

Bdote Learning Center building

Bdote Learning Center

"Without these efforts, our languages are lost, our culture is lost. Who are we as people if we don’t speak our own languages?"

Dr. Cindy Ward-Thompson, Director of Administration, Bdote Learning Center

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staff and students playing games at Rochester Beacon Academy

Rochester Beacon Academy

"I was drawn to Rochester Beacon because a lot of these kids are written off. They’re told they’re not good enough, that they don’t meet society’s idea of what a child should be, and they’re kind of boxed in."

Nicole Musolf, Executive Director, Rochester Beacon Academy

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Samantha of MOI-826-MSP talking to students

826 MSP

"The chance to be with leaders of organizations of similar-sized budgets and working from a similar place has been really nice. As an ED, you’re in the middle of everything and also all alone."

Samantha Sencer-Mura, Executive Director, 826 MSP

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Training

Max Haynes = Meusa by Vox Medusa, 2017 Fringe, credit Max Hayes

Minnesota Fringe

"Sometimes being an executive director – and how I imagine it’s like being an artistic director – feels very lonely, especially in a small organization."

Dawn Bentley, Executive Director, Minnesota Fringe

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Training

Family Tree Clinic marching in parade

Family Tree Clinic

"We’ve heard from patients that while medical expertise and technical skills of the provider are necessary, what really impacts patients’ experience of health and well-being is the relationship to the health care delivery overall and the experience each point along the way."

Alissa Light, Executive Director, Family Tree Clinic

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Woman leading group of children in theater exercises

New York Mills Regional Cultural Center

"We’ve been training ourselves to think differently about how we save, manage debt in the most effective way, and plan for a surplus. It’s like moving from surviving to thriving… we have a different mindset, and the Equity Builder program has helped get us there."

Betsy Roder, Executive Director, New York Mills Regional Cultural Center

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Training