New York Capacity Building Collaborative Workshops

The New York Capacity Building Collaborative provides free trainings to nonprofit grantees of Brooklyn Community Foundation, Andrus Family Fund, Cricket Island Foundation, Daphne Foundation, Korean American Community Foundation, Mertz Gilmore Foundation, New York Foundation, New York Women's Foundation, North Star Fund, Scherman Foundation, and Stonewall Community Foundation.

If you are a current grantee, we encourage you to apply to participate in these upcoming events:


Building a Visionary Opposition

(for grantees who practice community organizing)

A two-day training, with a follow-up session, designed to create space for organizers to think about and use non-violent direct action tactics as tools to strengthen organizing. 

Dates: Monday, July 17, 2017 & Tuesday, July 18, 2017, with a follow-up session to be held in the early fall

Time: 10:00am – 4:00pm

Location: North Star Fund, 520 Eighth Avenue, Suite 1800, New York, NY 10018

Details and Registration: http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/3503534/Building-a-Visionary-Opposition-Training


Defending and Expanding Our Safety Net 

(for grantees who are direct service providers)

A two-day convening in with a follow-up session, to review the integration of new practices. At least one senior-level staff member with decision-making power within the social service organization is encouraged to attend, and the session is open to frontline staff as well.  

Dates:  Monday, July 24, 2017 & Tuesday, July 25, 2017, with a follow-up session to be held in the early fall

Time:  10:00am – 4:00pm

Location: North Star Fund, 520 Eighth Avenue, Suite 1800, New York, NY 10018

Details and Registration: http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/3503562/Transforming-Communities-through-Defending-and-Expanding-Our-Safety-Net


From Theory to Practice: Engaging in Grassroots Fundraising Strategies that Work for your Organization and Communities

Six Sessions from August 30th to January 17

Too often, organizing groups are limited in their fundraising capacity because one staff person is expected to do it all. This series allows participants to explore how to engage stakeholders -- whether they are members, board members, donors, or volunteers -- in grassroots fundraising activities. This training is suited for groups who are currently engaging in or want and have the capacity to implement grassroots fundraising strategies into their work. Participants should come ready to roll up their sleeves and put what they learn into practice. Each organization that is accepted into the training will be expected to plan and execute a grassroots fundraising event or campaign before the end of the series.


Who Should Attend: Each organization should send at least 2 and at most 3 participants to the training. They can be members, board members, staff, and/or volunteers. We recommend that a decision maker participate to ensure the participants' ability to implement learnings into the organization.

Register: http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/3656463/Grassroots-Fundraising-Training-2017

Deadline to apply: July 21, 2017

Selection and Notification: Space is limited. Applicants will be selected based on ability to participate in all sessions, ability to plan and implement a grassroots fundraising strategy, and needs and interests that match the goals and outcomes of the training. Applicants will be notified of acceptance into the training the week of July 31, 2017.

Session Dates (Attendance is Required for all Sessions):
Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at 10:00am - 4:00pm
Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at 10:00am - 4:00pm
Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at 10:00am - 4:00pm
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at 10:00am - 4:00pm
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at 10:00am - 4:00pm
Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at 10:00am - 4:00pm

In addition, groups will be given up to 2 hours of 1:1 coaching to support the development and implementation of selected strategies. 

 


These trainings are free to grantees of the Andrus Family Fund, Brooklyn Community Foundation, Cricket Island Foundation, Daphne Foundation, Korean American Community Foundation, Mertz Gilmore Foundation, New York Foundation, New York Women's Foundation, North Star Fund, Scherman Foundation, and Stonewall Community Foundation.