Strategic Consulting

As a leader, you want to make sure your organization has a shared vision of the future, and the strategy to get there. Propel Nonprofits consultants are experienced at providing strategic planning, succession planning, board development, and other strategic services to organizations. We will partner with you to design and complete the right strategic process to meet your organization’s needs.


Contact Mario to discuss how we can assist you with strategic consulting or board development. Contact Kathi about Leaders Circles®.

Mario Hernandez

Kathi Rogers

Strategic Consulting

Propel Nonprofits strategic consultants identify your organization’s key role related to community impact, develop key strategies in the context of your competitive environment, and create strategic decision frameworks from which your organization will evaluate future opportunities. We also help organizations conduct succession planning to prepare in advance for the departure and replacement of top leaders – even when those leaders aren’t planning to go anywhere soon.

Our consultants are experienced facilitators to help plan and host retreats and other gatherings of boards of directors, leadership teams, and partnerships.

Board Development

In order to lead your nonprofit strategically and effectively, your board needs to have a clear understanding of its roles and responsibilities. More than that, though, your board needs to agree on how it wants to operate together, members need to feel engaged in the work, and when conflict arises, there need to be group norms for productively addressing it.

This is all easier said than done. If your board or nonprofit has new faces, is developing a strategic plan, needs help navigating through challenges, or is feeling caught in the weeds instead of on setting strategy, it’s probably a good time for board development. We engage with nonprofits as a mutual and trusted partner using a three-step approach: assessing where your board is currently at, coming to an agreement on where you need to be (and how you want to be together), and then establishing an action plan to move forward toward your mission, together.

We also can coach you on how to build your board with the right tools and processes, including the processes related to recruiting new board members. Read more about our board development services, approach, and outcomes.

Questions about Strategic Consulting or Board Development?

Contact Mario Hernandez at 612.249.6688 or to discuss how we can assist you.

Leadership Development

We work with leaders, both experienced or emerging, to help them access their best thinking, build productive relationships, and navigate change effectively through Leaders Circles®.

Leaders Circles®

Leaders Circles® are a proven way to develop leadership strengths. Our Leaders Circles® program accommodates the needs of both emerging and C-suite leaders. Circles create the environment that allows you to confidentially discuss challenges and ideas, test ideas before “taking them public,” identify solutions to challenging situations, and network with others who face similar issues.

Circles are comprised of 5-7 leaders at similar points on their leadership journeys who commit to participate for one year. Circles meet once monthly during the work day, for up to three hours. A trained, experienced coach works with each group.

Interested in Leaders Circles®? Complete the application. Upon receipt, we’ll review current opportunities and be in touch. The $500 a year fee is not required until you are placed in a Leaders Circles® group.

Questions about Leaders Circles®?

Contact Kathi Rogers at 612.249.6681 or to discuss how we can assist you with leadership development.