Propel Partner Benefits



Propel Nonprofits was created from the merger of Nonprofits Assistance Fund and MAP for Nonprofits. The two organizations’ programs were complementary, so the combination provides a more holistic approach to services that meet a larger set of nonprofits’ needs, including the ability to more closely link strategy, governance, and finance and to support nonprofits throughout their organizational lifecycle. Propel Nonprofits serves nonprofit organizations in Minnesota and the adjacent states of Wisconsin, Iowa, North Dakota, and South Dakota.

Training for Nonprofit Board Service

Board Boot Camp provides training for those new to nonprofit board service through regularly-scheduled trainings at Propel’s centrally-located offices, regularly-scheduled Board Boot Camp webinars and on-demand webinars. Board Boot Camp delivers the knowledge and guidelines needed to be an effective trustee. CVC discounted price: $35.

Tips to Transform Your Board – Advanced Board Boot Camp helps experienced board members advance their knowledge of nonprofit governance to the next level, including discussion of common board challenges. Regularly-scheduled at Propel, these sessions are available to CVC members for the discounted price of $35.

Board Chair Training, regularly scheduled at Propel,  helps those who are anticipating or moving into a board chair position gear up for their responsibilities and opportunities. CVC Member discounted price: $85.

In addition to these standard courses, Propel offers other classes related to improving board governance. See Propel’s website for current offerings.

Customized Board Boot Camps offer training at your site, based upon the Board Boot Camp curriculum and customized for your needs. This training typically lasts about two hours. Propel has provided this training at multiple corporations where there is interest in educating employees about nonprofit boards, good governance and board service. CVC discounted price: $600.

Help placing your executives on nonprofit boards
Propel's Executive Placement service offers customized services to corporations or businesses seeking to place their executives on nonprofit boards of directors. Propel brings expertise, connections and personal attention to the placement process and is the best way for corporations to connect their top executives with the community. CVC discount: 10 percent.

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