Service: Training

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


Strategic Services


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


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



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



Six people holding a check: Deer River Area Health Care Foundation making a donation to the local food shelf.

Deer River Area Health Care Foundation

"It’s been invaluable to have these Propel Nonprofit trainings and cohorts offered in Itasca County. All of it has been time well spent."

Leah Oslin, Deer River Area Health Care Foundation


Five actors onstate performing the Ballad of Emmitt Till, photo by Allen Weeks

Penumbra Theatre

"Propel Nonprofits was very clear that they needed to be in a position to advocate for us, which meant that we had to do due diligence on our end."

Sarah Bellamy, Artistic Director, Penumbra Theatre