Coffee House Press

"More than many other artform, literature can put you inside the head of a character, someone who is completely different from you."

Chris Fischbach, Coffee House Press


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



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



"There’s been a leadership void in the local film community, and now we’re in the position to be the leaders. This is our time to be ambitious."

Andrew Peterson, Executive Director


Cradle of Hope

"The quality of our vision for carrying out our mission has improved, and our growth potential has been boosted."

Christ Vatsaas, Board Chair, Cradle of Hope

Strategic Services

Hiawatha Academies

"Successful students need a safe, inspiring environment, and Hiawatha Academies is committed to providing that environment."

Phil Hatlie, Senior Loan Officer, Propel Nonprofits


TU Dance

"We scheduled this meeting (with Propel Nonprofits) and we were told, ‘This should not create a problem. I’m here to help you.'"

Abdo Sayegh-Rodriguez, Managing Director
TU Dance