Oct
11
10:00 AM10:00

Fun with Financials Training 2018

Have you ever said, “I’m not really a numbers person”?  Or felt that you didn’t know where to begin asking questions about finances because “you don’t know what you don’t know”? If you were to be audited tomorrow, are you confident that you are in compliance with IRS rules and can withstand the scrutiny?

Whether you’re a new E.D. or a veteran or a board member wanting to play your role responsibly, Fun with Financials Training is designed for you. Get the practical and tactical information you need in language you can actually understand. 

The goal of this training is to demystify financial information and focus on what you need to know to make informed decisions and build financial health. 

This training is open to organizations with budgets between $350,000 and $3M.

This highly interactive training will cover:

Building Financial Health

  • How to understand financial statements (balance sheet, income statement, and budget) using your organization’s own reports
  • Using financial reports to analyze the current financial health of the organization
  • Creating dashboards to monitor financial health

Being Audit Ready All Year Long

  • What kinds of records do you need to keep and for how long
  • Best practices for internal checks and balances

Developing Budgets & Contingency Plans

  • Planning your budgets to grow and use reserves
  • How to budget in times of uncertainty
  • Involving staff in the budget process
  • What to report to funders

Plus flexibility to cover some topics that YOU choose!

You will also receive a packet of resources and materials to help you take the lessons back to your organization. At the end of the training, there will be opportunities to sign up for one-on-one assistance with Fun with Financials consultants.

We hope to meet you on Thursday, October 11th from 10am – 4pm for Fun with Financials! The deadline to apply is September 27th.

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Oct
22
9:00 AM09:00

Leadership Institute: An Anti-Oppression Training for Senior Leaders of Color

The New York Capacity Building Collaborative is pleased to partner with collaborating consultants Janvieve Williams Comrie (Aligned Strategies Consulting) and Luz Rodriguez-Cintron (Visionary Allies) to provide customized leadership skills training specifically designed for social justice leaders of color.

We are accepting applications for Leadership Institute: An Anti-Oppression Training for Senior Leaders of Color, a one-day training, followed by a series of group and individual coaching sessions.  

In these critical times that call for courageous and compassionate leadership, we recognize the benefit and strength that comes from having leaders of color at the helm of our social justice organizations. We also acknowledge that leaders of color face unique challenges. This workshop will help participants understand how dominant culture affects organizational culture, as well as how leadership styles differ and can at times be “oppressive” if we have not dealt with our own internalized oppression as people of color. The goal of this institute is to support and strengthen our leadership of color to ensure they are equipped with the knowledge and support they need to find resilience to not just survive, but to strive as leaders while preventing structural racism from permeating our very own institutions whose mission is to liberate our communities from oppression.

Through the one-day training, and subsequent coaching sessions, participants will reflect and engage in activities geared towards how their own lived experiences of oppression can either hinder or advance their leadership styles, gain knowledge and successful strategies from their own peers, and receive personal mentorship while they implement new strategies and approaches to anti-oppression in nonprofit organizations.

TRAINING INFO    
                                                                                
            One-Day Training: Monday, October 22nd, 9:00am – 5:00pm. A light breakfast, lunch and snack will be provided.
            Group Coaching Session #1: Friday, November 16th, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
            Group Coaching Session #2: Friday, December 14th, 3:00pm - 4:30pm

Individual Coaching: Additional ½ hour coaching sessions via telephone will be scheduled on an individual basis.

Location: Midtown

This training is 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, NYC Fund for Girls and Young Women of Color, North Star Fund, Robert Sterling Clark Foundation, Scherman Foundation, and Stonewall Community Foundation.  

DEADLINE TO APPLY

Friday, October 5th, 2018 Space is limited. Applicants will be notified of acceptance into the training by Friday, October 12th.

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Sep
18
10:00 AM10:00

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

Is your organization looking for revenue streams that engage, build, and deepen your base of volunteers, members, and board members as donors and fundraisers? Does your organization want to raise dollars that are free from restriction? Does your organization want to increase the capacity of the organization to do fundraising?

The NYC Funders Capacity Building Collaborative is offering a grassroots fundraising training series titled: From Theory to Practice – Engaging in Grassroots Fundraising Strategies that Work for your Organization and Communities. The series will engage participants to explore the values and principles of grassroots fundraising through a social justice lens. From exploring the impacts of capitalism and class on our ability to fundraise to devising fundraising strategies that empower and engage organizational stakeholders (members, board, volunteers).

This series builds off the work of traditional individual donor engagement strategies while exploring the learnings and teachings of various grassroots groups and individual’s innovative applications of these strategies. This will allow participants to think more broadly and expand on the ways we think of raising dollars for our work that is relevant to the communities we serve. Participants will also explore and utilize practical fundraising skills training to help ensure the success of their chosen fundraising strategies. 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.

ELIGIBILITY & EXPECTATIONS

This training is suited for groups who 1) are currently engaging in or want and have the capacity to implement grassroots fundraising strategies into their work, and 2) have committed organization stakeholders to engage in grassroots fundraising. This could be your members, volunteers, or board members. Each organization accepted into the training is expected to create and implement an end of year fundraising grassroots fundraising strategy. The training curriculum creates space for groups to plan and implement their grassroots fundraising activity.

TRAINING INFO

Dates & Times: There will be six day-long (10am–4pm) sessions on 9/18, 10/9, 10/23, 11/13, 12/11 and 1/15

Location: Midtown

DEADLINE TO APPLY

No later than August 22nd, 2018. Accepted organizations will be notified via email the week of August 27th, 2018. There should be one application per organization applying.

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Sep
17
10:00 AM10:00

Healing Justice

The NYC Capacity Building Collaborative is accepting applications for Healing Justice, a 2-day training, with optional follow-up group coaching hours.  

Doing the daily work of social change can expose us to trauma and lead to burnout, which is only magnified when leaders hail from low-income, people of color communities. This workshop will help participants understand an empowering framework around trauma, their personal leadership, and vision in order to build strategies dedicated to promoting the healing and resilience of community organizers and community workers. Through the 2-day training, participants will reflect and engage in activities geared towards how to implement healing-centered strategies in their personal lives and in the structures, processes, and culture of their organizations. Finally, participants will self-organize in a community of peers to advance internal work and have opportunities to continue to receive and offer support to this cohort of organizations in order to sustain individual wellness practices.

TRAINING INFO    
                                                                                
Dates and Times: Monday, July 9th, 10am-5pm & Monday, September 17th, 10am-5pm
Location: Midtown

EXPECTATIONS and READINESS

Each organization should send two participants who serve at different staff levels, where one is seen as a leader in the organization with the authority to advance and implement internal organizational changes. Applicants must commit to participating for the full length of the workshops on both days, as well as to discussing and implementing practices within their own organizations.

ELIGIBILITY

This training is 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, NYC Fund for Girls and Young Women of Color, North Star Fund, Scherman Foundation, and Stonewall Community Foundation.  

DEADLINE TO APPLY

Friday, June 29th. Space is limited. Applicants will be notified of acceptance into the training by Tuesday, July 3rd.

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Sep
13
9:30 AM09:30

Managing with an Equity and Inclusion Lens

For the second year, the New York Capacity Building Collaborative is partnering with The Management Center to provide practical management skills training designed for social justice leaders.

On September 12-13, The Management Center will lead a two-day “Managing with an Equity and Inclusion Lens” training. We have space for 30 people, and we’d like to invite you and your colleagues to apply! This training will teach a system of best practices based on those we’ve seen differentiate high-performing, equitable organizations— from aligning on clear, inclusive expectations on projects and broad responsibilities to effectively seeking and sharing feedback across lines of power, as well as hiring and developing a strong team. The overall aim is to provide knowledge and tools to help organizations turn good intentions into outstanding and lasting results—through effective, equitable management.

The training will consist of group activities, role-plays, a PowerPoint presentation, individual and small group work, and audience participation. Participants will have time to apply, practice, and translate the tools to their specific work contexts, and get input on core challenges from the trainer and their peers.

ELIGIBILITY & EXPECTATIONS

You should apply if:

  • You directly supervise staff, interns or consultants in some capacity, or
  • You consistently manage others on significant projects or campaigns (even if you’re not directly supervising)
  • You’re eager to learn new tools, frameworks, and practices to support your management
  • You’re open to thinking critically and newly about your individual and organizational practices on managing with an equity and inclusion lens

This training is 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, NYC Fund for Girls and Young Women of Color, North Star Fund, Robert Sterling Clark Foundation, Scherman Foundation, and Stonewall Community Foundation.

TRAINING INFO

Dates & Times: Wednesday, September 12th & Thursday, September 13th, 9:30am - 5:30pm
Location: Midtown
This training will be conducted by The Management Center


DEADLINE TO APPLY

No later than August 31st, 2018. Due to space limitations, we can’t guarantee that everyone who applies will be accepted, but we’ll do our best. Applicants will be notified of selection by September 7th.

 

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Sep
12
9:30 AM09:30

Managing with an Equity and Inclusion Lens

For the second year, the New York Capacity Building Collaborative is partnering with The Management Center to provide practical management skills training designed for social justice leaders.

On September 12-13, The Management Center will lead a two-day “Managing with an Equity and Inclusion Lens” training. We have space for 30 people, and we’d like to invite you and your colleagues to apply! This training will teach a system of best practices based on those we’ve seen differentiate high-performing, equitable organizations— from aligning on clear, inclusive expectations on projects and broad responsibilities to effectively seeking and sharing feedback across lines of power, as well as hiring and developing a strong team. The overall aim is to provide knowledge and tools to help organizations turn good intentions into outstanding and lasting results—through effective, equitable management.

The training will consist of group activities, role-plays, a PowerPoint presentation, individual and small group work, and audience participation. Participants will have time to apply, practice, and translate the tools to their specific work contexts, and get input on core challenges from the trainer and their peers.

ELIGIBILITY & EXPECTATIONS

You should apply if:

  • You directly supervise staff, interns or consultants in some capacity, or
  • You consistently manage others on significant projects or campaigns (even if you’re not directly supervising)
  • You’re eager to learn new tools, frameworks, and practices to support your management
  • You’re open to thinking critically and newly about your individual and organizational practices on managing with an equity and inclusion lens

This training is 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, NYC Fund for Girls and Young Women of Color, North Star Fund, Robert Sterling Clark Foundation, Scherman Foundation, and Stonewall Community Foundation.

TRAINING INFO

Dates & Times: Wednesday, September 12th & Thursday, September 13th, 9:30am - 5:30pm
Location: Midtown
This training will be conducted by The Management Center


DEADLINE TO APPLY

No later than August 31st, 2018. Due to space limitations, we can’t guarantee that everyone who applies will be accepted, but we’ll do our best. Applicants will be notified of selection by September 7th.

 

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Jul
26
9:30 AM09:30

For the Win: How to Develop and Assess Your Organization's Campaigns

The NYC Capacity Building Collaborative is accepting applications for For the Win, a 1.5 day training, with optional follow-up coaching hours, designed to create space for organizers to learn about and reflect on campaign development and implementation.  

Navigating legislative sessions or different bureaucratic offices and regulations, deciding which organizations to be in coalition with, assessing what is winnable and what is part of the long game-- there are many pieces to campaigns that organizers have to consider. When done right, campaigns shift the balance of power, change the dominant discourse, and have concrete impacts that improve people’s lives. Fortunately, NYC has a long history of people and organizations engaged in these kinds of campaigns that we can learn and draw from.
                                               
This training is an opportunity to sharpen the skill sets that already exist in our movements, to demystify the campaign development and evaluation process for staff and organizations for whom this work represents a shift in approach, and to apply these learnings to our current context. Our goal is for participants to utilize this space to collectively workshop their challenges and questions around campaign work in order to deepen their skills and to foster movement relationships.


TRAINING INFO             
                                                                                
Dates and Times: July 25th, 9:30am-4pm & July 26th, 9:30am-2pm
Location: Midtown


EXPECTATIONS and READINESS

This training is open to three representatives from your organization, one of whom must be a staffer with decision-making power on campaigns within your organization, and the other two – if not all – have roles in implementing the campaign. Applicants must commit to participating for the full length of the trainings on both days.

ELIGIBILITY

This training is 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, NYC Fund for Girls and Young Women of Color, North Star Fund, Scherman Foundation, and Stonewall Community Foundation.  

DEADLINE TO APPLY

Friday, July 13th. Space is limited. Applicants will be notified of acceptance into the training by Wednesday, July 18th.

 

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Jul
25
9:30 AM09:30

For the Win: How to Develop and Assess Your Organization's Campaigns

The NYC Capacity Building Collaborative is accepting applications for For the Win, a 1.5 day training, with optional follow-up coaching hours, designed to create space for organizers to learn about and reflect on campaign development and implementation.  

Navigating legislative sessions or different bureaucratic offices and regulations, deciding which organizations to be in coalition with, assessing what is winnable and what is part of the long game-- there are many pieces to campaigns that organizers have to consider. When done right, campaigns shift the balance of power, change the dominant discourse, and have concrete impacts that improve people’s lives. Fortunately, NYC has a long history of people and organizations engaged in these kinds of campaigns that we can learn and draw from.
                                               
This training is an opportunity to sharpen the skill sets that already exist in our movements, to demystify the campaign development and evaluation process for staff and organizations for whom this work represents a shift in approach, and to apply these learnings to our current context. Our goal is for participants to utilize this space to collectively workshop their challenges and questions around campaign work in order to deepen their skills and to foster movement relationships.


TRAINING INFO             
                                                                                
Dates and Times: July 25th, 9:30am-4pm & July 26th, 9:30am-2pm
Location: Midtown


EXPECTATIONS and READINESS

This training is open to three representatives from your organization, one of whom must be a staffer with decision-making power on campaigns within your organization, and the other two – if not all – have roles in implementing the campaign. Applicants must commit to participating for the full length of the trainings on both days.

ELIGIBILITY

This training is 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, NYC Fund for Girls and Young Women of Color, North Star Fund, Scherman Foundation, and Stonewall Community Foundation.  

DEADLINE TO APPLY

Friday, July 13th. Space is limited. Applicants will be notified of acceptance into the training by Wednesday, July 18th.

 

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Jul
9
10:00 AM10:00

Healing Justice

The NYC Capacity Building Collaborative is accepting applications for Healing Justice, a 2-day training, with optional follow-up group coaching hours.  

Doing the daily work of social change can expose us to trauma and lead to burnout, which is only magnified when leaders hail from low-income, people of color communities. This workshop will help participants understand an empowering framework around trauma, their personal leadership, and vision in order to build strategies dedicated to promoting the healing and resilience of community organizers and community workers. Through the 2-day training, participants will reflect and engage in activities geared towards how to implement healing-centered strategies in their personal lives and in the structures, processes, and culture of their organizations. Finally, participants will self-organize in a community of peers to advance internal work and have opportunities to continue to receive and offer support to this cohort of organizations in order to sustain individual wellness practices.

TRAINING INFO    
                                                                                
Dates and Times: Monday, July 9th, 10am-5pm & Monday, September 17th, 10am-5pm
Location: Midtown

EXPECTATIONS and READINESS

Each organization should send two participants who serve at different staff levels, where one is seen as a leader in the organization with the authority to advance and implement internal organizational changes. Applicants must commit to participating for the full length of the workshops on both days, as well as to discussing and implementing practices within their own organizations.

ELIGIBILITY

This training is 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, NYC Fund for Girls and Young Women of Color, North Star Fund, Scherman Foundation, and Stonewall Community Foundation.  

DEADLINE TO APPLY

Friday, June 29th. Space is limited. Applicants will be notified of acceptance into the training by Tuesday, July 3rd.

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Apr
18
9:30 AM09:30

Advocacy by Nonprofit Organizations in Compliance With the Law

Nonprofit organizations play an essential role in our democracy by helping their communities communicate with government decisionmakers. Nonprofits can do this work. But they need to be knowledgeable about the types of advocacy that fall under the IRS’ lobbying limit, or that trigger an obligation to register as a lobbyist. Click for more details and to register.

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Feb
26
9:00 AM09:00

City Hall 101: Advocacy is for Everyone!

This advocacy workshop will provide you with the strategies and learnings to successfully influence the Mayoral Administration and City Council leadership. You will learn who has decision-making power, how to manage relationships with key players, how the budget and laws are passed, how federal policy changes are impacting the City and State, and how to engage during election season. You will also gain practical skills and knowledge on how to advocate to policymakers who are philosophically aligned but who may take other positions.

Advocacy is for Everyone! aims to:

  • Improve your knowledge of New York City's legislative and budget processes.
  • Identify learnings from the first four years of the Mayoral Administration and City Council.
  • Strengthen your ability to cultivate relationships and influence decisions of key policymakers.
  • Provide opportunities to strategize organizing and advocacy efforts that support your community, especially after the Presidential election and during an election year.

Who Should Attend: Community organizers and advocates, especially those who are familiar with New York City's legislative and budget processes

Date and Time: Monday, February 26th, 2018, 9 AM - 2 PM

Location: Midtown

This training is 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, NYC Fund for Girls and Young Women of Color, Scherman Foundation, and Stonewall Community Foundation.

Deadline to apply: Thursday, February 15th, 2018. Only one representative from each organization is invited to attend. The space in this workshop is limited and will be assigned on a first-come-first-served basis. Your registration will be confirmed by email.

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Jan
11
12:30 PM12:30

Resilience & Response in Times of Change (Three-Part Workshop)

With changes taking place across our nation, state, and city, many in the nonprofit sector are wondering if and how to start (or continue) pivoting their organization's programs or operations in response. 

To prepare for continued funding, legislative, and structural shifts, and to respond to emerging community needs, the New York City Capacity Building Collaborative is offering a free, three-part series on risk assessment and organizational planning for nonprofit leaders. 

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