Special Initiatives

Healthy Nonprofits, Healthy Communities – Itasca County

Propel Nonprofits helps nonprofits in Itasca County strengthen their financial management, develop strong boards of directors, and learn to forge collaborations with other organizations to serve the community more effectively. This initiative provides nonprofits several opportunities to identify and act on their highest priorities for capacity building. 

Learning Sessions

Each year the Healthy Nonprofits, Healthy Communities participants take part in a learning series. Recent topics have included board roles and responsibilities, and specifically the partnership between the board chair and ED/CEO and the role of the board treasurer. Sessions are free and typically take place from 8:30 am to noon at Blandin Foundation in Grand Rapids. Networking and ample time for discussion are built into every session. You can attend each session on its own or attend all in a series.


Propel Nonprofits brings our training to you virtually! All are welcome to join Propel Nonprofits for any of our free webinars – see a list of upcoming webinars.

Consulting for Organizational Priorities

Every nonprofit organization has goals and plans to deliver its programs in the community and strengthen its organization. No one knows better than the nonprofit’s leaders what types of projects are most important to move to the next level. Working with a core group of experienced consultants, your nonprofit will focus on a project that will help you move forward. Our consulting services projects focus on strategic planning, such as board development, strategic planning, succession planning, and finance/sustainability.  

Financial Leadership Cohort

We will be offering the Financial Leadership cohort in Grand Rapids in 2020. Applications will be due in March/April, with the first cohort session taking place in September. Check back in early 2020 for more information about the cohort.

Open Office Hours

In many instances nonprofits need a quick response for advice and resources on organizational issues when they arise. These situations often don’t require a full consulting project or scope, but rather easy access to an experienced professional with knowledge, access to resources, and availability. Call us at 612.249.6700 to schedule an Open Office Hours consultation by phone. 

Stay Connected

Because your needs for organizational assistance might arise anytime, Propel Nonprofits maintains regular communications with a Healthy Nonprofits, Healthy Communities e-newsletter. Sign up for our newsletter today.