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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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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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WE WIN Institute

"The board development work we did with Amanda [Ziebell Mawanda] at Propel literally gave our board members the tools to start leading the organization and not just following the lead of the staff or executive director."

Sindiswa Georgiades, WE WIN Institute

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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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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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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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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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