Fundamentals of Budgeting & Technical Assistance


  • October 1, 2019
  • 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

We’re excited to offer one of our most popular trainings and free one-on-one technical assistance appointments in Stillwater. You must attend the training session to register for an afternoon technical assistance session.

Fundamentals of Nonprofit Budgeting (morning) – $15 per person registration fee

Budgets are the foundation of nonprofit finance and are vital to your nonprofit organization’s strategic planning and management. Budgeting can seem overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be. Learn to use budgeting as another tool for you to tell the story about your organization’s plans, priorities, and aspirations. You will walk away with a proven 10-step process you can use to craft budgets within your nonprofit organization.

Free One-on-One Financial Technical Assistance (afternoon)

Propel Nonprofits is offering your nonprofit organization the opportunity to have one-on-one financial guidance on your choice of financial topic. Typical topics include budgeting, cash flow, restricted versus unrestricted revenue, balance sheets, income statements, reserve funds, etc. This provides you the opportunity to dig deeper into the finance topic most important to you and your organization. Register in advance for a 30-minute appointment. A limited number of appointments are available, and they will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Note we do not provide advice or technical assistance related to fundraising.


  • 8:30 am: Registration and Morning Refreshments
  • 9:00 am: Workshop – Fundamentals of Nonprofit Budgeting
  • 12:00 pm: Workshop Concludes
  • 12:45 – 3:30 pm: 30-minute Technical Assistance Appointments – sign-up in advance
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October 1, 2019
9:00 am - 3:30 pm

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  • $15 - Morning Workshop
  • Free - 1-on-1 Technical Assistance Sessions


About the Presenters

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Keven Ambrus

Keven Ambrus is the CFO & vice president of finance at Propel Nonprofits. He has spent his career helping organizations develop financial plans, understand costs, and implement change. He enjoys the inquisitive nature of learning something new and solving problems. Although most of Keven’s professional career has been in the for-profit community, he’s appreciated the opportunity to contribute to and learn from the nonprofit community over the past few years. Before Propel, he was the director of finance and information technology with the Minnesota’s Children Museum. Keven holds an MBA from Embry-Riddle University and is on the boards of COMPAS, Inc., a nonprofit putting creativity into the hands of Minnesotans, and First Universalist Church of Minneapolis.

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Phil Hatlie, Propel Nonprofits' Senior Loan Officer and Financial Specialist, headshot.

Phil Hatlie

Phil has spent most of his career in the Minnesota nonprofit sector. Although his degree is in liberal arts, he's spent 15 years directing the finances at nonprofits including the Greater Minneapolis Council of Churches, TC Habitat for Humanity, and HECUA. He's been with Propel Nonprofits for more than 10 years as a financial trainer and lender, working with nonprofits in areas ranging from education and social services to the arts to chemical dependency and community health.

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