Service: Training

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Twin Cities Diversity in Practice

"I was getting bogged down in very technical things and forgetting the bigger decision making and thinking about how our finances align with our mission."

Summra M. Shariff, Executive Director, Twin Cities Diversity in Practice

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Grand Marais Art Colony

"I think for many women in leadership roles, there can be a sense of imposter syndrome when it comes to finances. This has been both a good affirmation of ‘you really do know what you’re talking about’ while at the same time given me some good tools in terms of communicating."

Lyla Brown, Executive Director, Grand Marais Art Colony

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The SEAD Project

"A movement elder reminded me that the act and process of storytelling aren’t actually healing, it’s the reframing that’s healing."

Chanida Phaengdara Potter, Executive Director & Community Architect, The SEAD Project

Accounting & Finance

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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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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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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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Itasca Life Options

"Getting involved in Propel’s trainings was one of the most crucial things for me as a new nonprofit leader."

Lisa Lassen, Executive Director, Itasca Life Options

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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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JK Movement

"For an organization like us still in a growth phase, if you don’t have support or the opportunity to apply for upfront loans like we were able to get from Propel, it can be hard to continue to grow."

Johnny Allen, Executive Director, JK Movement

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