Public Trainings

As a nonprofit staff or board member, you want your nonprofit to thrive. Our trainings provide you with the competence, confidence, and capability you need. We offer a comprehensive curriculum on a variety of financial management and board governance topics. Our trainers are engaging and insightful experts who want to help you be the best in your role.

With Propel Nonprofits workshop and webinar trainings, you will develop practical skills, engage in strategic thinking, and build advanced management capabilities. After attending our trainings, you will understand how mission and money work together, and the important relationship between planning, strategy, and sustainability. Your organization will not only be prepared for what’s ahead but will be proactive in making changes to meet your mission.

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Custom Training

Propel Nonprofits can provide any of our in-person trainings or webinars just for your organization. We work with you to gear the trainings to your audience. You can choose from a variety of finance and board governance topics including, but not limited to, Fundamentals of Nonprofit Finance, Financial Clarity for Boards, Board Boot Camp, or any of our trainings you find listed in our upcoming trainings.

Don’t see a training or webinar you are looking for? Call us and we’ll talk with you about creating a customized finance or board governance training for you. If you would like to discuss scheduling a customized training for your organization, contact Sara Wessling at 612.249.6675 or email

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Special Initiatives

From time to time Propel Nonprofits has the opportunity to develop and manage special initiatives to provide one or more services for a group of nonprofits. Special initiatives are often developed through our strong connections with community partners. Each initiative is designed to meet a specific need in a community and to help nonprofits build their knowledge, skills, and capacity to thrive.

Special initiatives are generally targeted to a specific type of nonprofit, a community or region, or a pre-selected cohort. These initiatives are valuable for the groups participating in the initiative and as opportunities for learning and research for Propel Nonprofits and our partners.

Current Special Initiatives
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Registration Policies

Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Your space is guaranteed upon receipt of registration fee. Online payment is done by clicking the registration link associated with your selected training. Make checks payable to Propel Nonprofits. Checks must be received prior to event to complete registration and guarantee space.

Registrations canceled prior to the event receive credit transferable to attend another workshop, or for another person to attend instead. No refunds or credits will be granted for no-shows. To cancel or adjust reservations prior to the event, contact Credits are good for one calendar year.

If you are interested in registering more than four members of your organization for the same public training, please contact

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Self Study

In addition to our trainings, our resources contain a number of documents, spreadsheets, and videos to help you answer a current question and provide you with information you are looking for.

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