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Announcing Mario Hernandez as Propel’s Chief Program Officer

Propel is thrilled to announce Mario Hernandez as our new Chief Program Officer!

Grit & Dedication: Emerging Organizations Cohort Reflection 

Since October, seven fiscally sponsored projects of Propel have been meeting to celebrate successes, problem-solve, and build connections. Among many exciting things my colleague Laura Ciotti and I discovered and witnessed as a fiscal sponsorship team, was how important and meaningful the connections formed among leaders in the cohort were.  

Four things nonprofits should consider before buying real estate 

Many nonprofit organizations are having conversations about purchasing real estate, more than ever before. Whether it be the desire to have control over your space or the current market climate, nonprofits are in a unique position to hold community assets. Propel is here to be a partner through this process.

My First Months as Propel’s CEO: Advocating for Nonprofits & Access to Capital

I wanted to share a little bit about what I’ve been hearing and seeing in my conversations and travels, and introduce a little bit of the work I am doing to advocate for nonprofits in our state and region. In everything I do, I am always thinking about how we can ensure nonprofits have access to capital.

Second Annual CDFI Coalition Day

The CDFI Coalition Day, hosted by the Minnesota Consortium of Community Developers (MCCD), Habitat for Humanity of Minnesota, and the MN CDFI Coalition, was packed with informative and engaging sessions and opportunities to network and advocate

Celebrating Recently Promoted Staff at Propel 

Please join us in celebrating recently promoted staff whose leadership and expertise will help shape programming, strengthen our infrastructure, and continue to ensure Propel is a go-to resource for nonprofits!

Propel Requests State Direct Appropriation to Support Nonprofits with Capital Projects

Propel is committed to supporting nonprofit facilities projects through technical assistance, capital, and continued advocacy.

Propel Shares Successes of NIGP at the Capitol

Earlier this legislative session, Propel Nonprofits was invited to the House Workforce Development Committee meeting to share the positive impacts our Nonprofit Infrastructure Grant Program is having on nonprofits and the sector.

Gratitude and Beginnings

I want to start this message off by saying thank you to so many people…