Champions of Good

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Mario Hernandez Named Propel Chief Program Officer

Propel is thrilled to announce Mario Hernandez as our new Chief Program Officer (CPO)! Mario has been with Propel since 2017, most recently in the title of Senior Strategic Services Director. Mario began his role as CPO in June 2024.

“Over the past seven-plus years, Mario has been a dedicated supporter of nonprofits and lives out our mission through and through – both while wearing his Propel hat, as well as out in community as a board member and connector. He is the ultimate community connector and is a champion for nonprofits. I can’t think of a better person that embodies Propel’s programs and organizational values,” Propel’s President & CEO Henry Jiménez said.

Our Services

Propel Nonprofits’ programs and services provide a holistic approach to meet your most pressing needs, including the ability to more closely link strategy, governance, and finance.

  • Accounting & Finance

    Propel Nonprofits’ accounting and finance services are designed to equip your team with decision-level data while also building financial leadership and confidence within your nonprofit.

  • Join A Board

    Are you looking to volunteer to help your community and engage in causes you care about? Are you seeking board members with a specific skillset to join your board? Propel Nonprofits’ Board Connector program recruits board members for Twin Cities-based nonprofit organizations.

  • Fiscal Sponsorship

    Propel Nonprofits’ fiscal sponsorship program works with dozens of mission-driven organizations, projects, causes, and collaborations to test drive new ideas as you build infrastructure, set goals, develop your business model, and get your big idea off the ground.

  • Lending

    Propel Nonprofits makes loans to a wide range of nonprofits of different sizes and fields of service to strengthen and expand programs, manage cash flow, and finance real estate projects. Our lending team determines the best approach to meet your needs, and sticks with you to address challenges.

  • Strategic Consulting

    As a leader, you want to make sure your organization has a shared vision for the future, and the strategy to get there. Propel Nonprofits’ consultants are experienced at providing strategic planning, board development, and other strategic services to organizations

  • Leaders Circles®

    We work with leaders, both experienced or emerging, to help them access their best thinking, build productive relationships, and navigate change effectively through Leaders Circles®.

Attend a Training

Fundamentals of Nonprofit Budgeting

Learn to use budgeting as another tool for you to tell the story of your organization’s plans, priorities, and aspirations.  Propel’s 10-step budgeting process will also highlight ways to engage your board as well as staff across the organization.


Building an Effective CEO + Board Chair Partnership

We recommend the nonprofit’s executive director and board chair attend this session together to explore their critical relationship and to discuss how they will support each other in leading their organization to success.


Fundamentals of Nonprofit Finance

This workshop is right for you if you are new to the nonprofit sector, nonprofit finance, or your position as staff or board member.



Board of Directors Meeting Minutes Template

Template to record your board meeting minutes, created for your convenience and to remind you of legal recommendations related to…

Balance Sheet Cheat Sheet

The Propel Nonprofits Balance Sheet Cheat Sheet highlights six key measures that are useful for all types of nonprofits.

Emergency Succession Plan Template

This 2-part template was designed by Propel Nonprofits’ to serve as a narrative guide to help nonprofit leaders craft an…

Case Study

The Upton Program

“My favorite part about this work is building relationships with the parents we have been able to connect with. We are creating a model that does not assume that our role is superior to that of those we are serving.”
Madeline Hodapp. Executive Director and Co-Founder of The Upton Program