Youth Leadership Initiative

"As we continue to build on different levels of leadership, we really are creating the next generation of nonprofit leaders. They are getting a great deal of experience on how to facilitate, consult, and manage an organization, which is exciting for us to see."

Nou Yang, Board Chair of YLI

Fiscal Sponsorship

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Walker West Music Academy

"Music is central to healing and success for our community, especially in this time in the Twin Cities when we have dealt with both racial challenges and COVID-19."

Braxton Haulcy, Executive Director of Walker West Music Academy


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Duluth Folk School

"Building together is a great way to connect with people, and it helps preserve traditions and knowledge, and also creates a more self-sufficient, sustainable, and joyful community."

Carmel DeMaioribus, co-Founder, and current Board Treasurer of Duluth Folk School

Strategic Services

Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota

" We were in a time of great flux – and still are – when we decided to apply for a Recovery Capital Loan. We wanted to be able to create an environment where we could do our complex and often difficult work well and support our staff doing it."

Veena Iyer, Executive Director, Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota



PRIME Productions

"We focused our board to see what our needs were, but also giving us a path to achieve the goals we have in place as an organization. "

Alison Edwards, Co-Artistic Director of PRIME Productions

Strategic Services

Ayada Leads

"In our cohort gathering, we learned that sustainability is more of a journey than a destination. As the leader of our organization, I will put my focus on investing in the right people, establishing great partnerships, raising unrestricted funds, and implementing programs that will help our communities flourish."

Habon Abdulle, Executive Director of Ayada Leads

Capacity Building Initiative


"Propel has been there for us in many important moments: they’ve connected us to other organizations, helped us troubleshoot technical issues, and worked with us and our board to feel sure about how we wanted to grow strategically. "

Rodolfo Gutierrez, Executive Director of HACER

Accounting & Finance

The L.I.S.T.E.N. Center

"I wouldn’t be where I am without Propel. The team has been patient and thoughtful as we build out a plan for where I need to grow, and what I need from my board, and vice-versa, in order to create a stronger and more resilient organization."

Christy Potts, Executive Director of The L.I.S.T.E.N. Center

Strategic Services

Sahan Journal

"Our communities of color and immigrant communities deserve high quality journalism so they can see themselves reflected well. It is important for the public narrative around these communities to chronicle how they are transforming the state in terms of day-to-day life, elections, and more."

Mukhtar Ibrahim, Editor of Sahan Journal

Capacity Building Initiative

Fiscal Sponsorship