Service: Training

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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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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Group of Itasca Life Options clients holding art

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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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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JK Movement team: three people standing facing camera

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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Strategic Services

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Ten Thousand Things Theater

"A lot of our audiences are people who you might not think of when you hear ‘everyone’ because they’re hidden from society."

Stephanie Thompson, Managing Director, Ten Thousand Things Theater

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Two girls with two women, smiling and bundled up after a winter running race.

Girls on the Run Twin Cities

"Anything finance-related was the one thing that always made me nervous about being an executive director. This leadership cohort gave me financial skills, helped me build my confidence at a strategic level, and also gave me these relationships."

Mary Uran, Executive Director, Girls on the Run Twin Cities

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MacRostie Art Center hosting kids at art in the Park, a partnership with Minneapolis College of Art and Design; Photo by Ian Hanesworth

MacRostie Art Center

"There’s value in creativity and creative thinking. In rural areas, that comes through a lot. You have to be creative to make a living in a rural area."

Katie Marshall, MacRostie Art Center

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