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Sep
10
to Sep 11

Managing with an Equity and Inclusion Lens Training

For the third 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 10-11, 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, and 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, 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.

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.

More details on applying:

  • To apply, please fill out this brief application by August 26th.

  • We’ll review applications and notify applicants of selection by September 3rd.

  • Due to space limitations, we can’t guarantee that everyone who applies will be accepted, but we’ll do our best. Please make sure to mark your calendar for September 10-11th, 9:30am-5:00pm each day.

About The Management Center

The Management Center helps social justice leaders learn how to build and run more effective organizations. Since 2006, they have worked with hundreds of the most influential social justice groups in the country and trained over 15,000 individual managers working on issues like immigration reform, reproductive justice, health care, racial justice, and more. Over the past year alone they have provided hands-on training and coaching support to over 150 organizations that are at the forefront of resisting injustice across the country, instilling practices that help visionary leaders deliver on their aspirations.

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Aug
28
10:00 AM10:00

2019 Grassroots Fundraising Trainings Series

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This fall the NYC Funders Capacity Building Collaborative is offering the annual grassroots fundraising training series. The series titled “Engaging Organizational Stakeholders in GRF” 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. The series offers a training for trainers (T4T) to support participants to engage their larger organization in the work of grassroots fundraising. Additionally, there will be two 3-hour workshops to engage organizational participants to determine and implement a grassroots fundraising strategy.

ELIGIBILITY & EXPECTATIONS

The training consist of eight sessions – five full-day sessions, and three 3-hour sessions

  • Four 6-hour sessions focusing on GRF skill development and political education.

  • One 6-hour Training for Trainers (T4T) session: Participants learn and practice how to facilitate a GRF 101 session in their organization.

  • Two 3-hour multi-stakeholder trainings: Organizational participants would choose one of the two trainings dates/times. This would allow participating organizations to send their members, board, and other stakeholders to learn how to plan and implement GRF strategies in addition to co-planning their fundraising project.

  • One 3-hour session to debrief and celebrate: This would be the final session to evaluate and celebrate the successes of their projects.

  • Coaching: Each organization would receive one 45 min coaching session and up to 15 min of email support.

Participant Criteria


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.

We recommend that the applying stakeholders discuss with organizational decision makers on the capacity of the organization to support participants ability to implement training learnings into the organization. Participation in all sessions is mandatory as each session builds on one another. Please note while board members are invited to participate this is not a board grassroots fundraising training. Additionally, the training does not cover corporate fundraising strategies or content dedicated to large event planning.

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

The sessions will be held on:

  • Session 1: 8/28/19, 10a – 4p

  • Session 2: 9/4/19, 10a – 4p

  • Session 3: 9/18/19, 10a – 4p

  • Session 4 T4T: 10/2/19, 10a – 4p

  • Stakeholder Training: 10/16/19, Afternoon 11a – 2p or Evening 4p – 7p

  • Session 5: 11/6/19, 10a – 4p

  • Celebration and Evaluation: 1/8/20, 1p – 4p

Location: Midtown

This training will be conducted by Krystal Portalatin. Krystal is a Queer Femme Nuyorican. Currently, as a consultant, she brings her knowledge of organizational development, program development, leadership development, fundraising, non-profit finance, and operations to support grassroots organizations to build their capacity and functionality. Her approach to consulting draws from the skills she cultivated while working for social justice organizations that are rooted in an anti-oppression and intersectional analysis.

DEADLINE TO APPLY

Applications are due no later than August 12th, 2019 and accepted organizations will be notified via email the week of August 19th, 2019. Please note the training starts the following week on August 28th, 2019. One application per organization applying.

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Feb
14
10:00 AM10:00

Media Training Opportunity

Want to develop an effective communications strategy? Insight into how to craft dynamic message for the media? 

The New York City Capacity Building Collaborative (CBC), a collaborative of social justice foundations that collectively pool resources to build the capacity of grassroots community-based organizations, is accepting applications for a multi-session media training workshop. 

GOAL

Participants will leave the training with a basic to intermediate understanding of communications and media strategy and their role in advancing social change work. At the end of the training, participants will have a working knowledge of how to develop strong messages, integrate effective communications practices into their organization, and work successfully with and through the media.

Specifically, participants will:

§  Develop and/or hone media literacy skills through training on framing;

§  Identify audiences and develop profiles to assist in communications strategy and messaging;

§  Develop media messages and a pitch note, as well as communications leadership and spokesperson skills;

§  Assess their communications capacity and effectiveness of media strategy, if any;

§  Develop a basic understanding of how to work with the media, including types and definitions, best practices to communicate with and through the media;

§  Identify next steps for communications planning and/or capacity building; and

§  Receive actionable knowledge and guidance from seasoned journalists on pitching best practices

ACTIVITIES

  • Two (2) required in-person trainings: 10am-2pm on Thursday, January 31st and Thursday, February 14th at locations in midtown Manhattan (lunch included)

  • One (1) optional webinar (date in late February TBD)

  • Personalized follow-up with the trainer

APPLICATION

  • Deadline to apply: Friday, January 4, 2019

  • Due to training design and limited space, only one attendee per organization may attend, for a total of 22 participants/organizations.

  • Each attendee/organization must complete the application survey.

  • Applicants will be notified of acceptance into the training by Friday, January 11, 2019.

Trainer

Alison R. Park of Urbanity, LLC has been developing media and communications strategies in the human services sector and gender justice movements for more than 15 years to help grassroots advocacy organizations and funders to connect to their audiences and build their power to communicate their vision of social justice forward. She began Urbanity as a vehicle to integrate communications; creative direction, art and culture; and change management (including training, capacity building and process facilitation) as a solution to the silos that so many of organizations and movements experience in internal alignment with strategic vision and external impact and reach. Alison centers her trainings for social justice organizations in Freire’s definition of praxis—“reflection and action upon the world in order to transform it,” engaging participants in an expansive learning process and using discussion, creative interaction and feedback to cultivate an environment where each participant’s current base of knowledge and power to communicate is acknowledged and integrated in new learning.  

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.  

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Jan
31
10:00 AM10:00

Media Training Opportunity

Want to develop an effective communications strategy? Insight into how to craft dynamic message for the media? 

The New York City Capacity Building Collaborative (CBC), a collaborative of social justice foundations that collectively pool resources to build the capacity of grassroots community-based organizations, is accepting applications for a multi-session media training workshop. 

GOAL

Participants will leave the training with a basic to intermediate understanding of communications and media strategy and their role in advancing social change work. At the end of the training, participants will have a working knowledge of how to develop strong messages, integrate effective communications practices into their organization, and work successfully with and through the media.

Specifically, participants will:

§  Develop and/or hone media literacy skills through training on framing;

§  Identify audiences and develop profiles to assist in communications strategy and messaging;

§  Develop media messages and a pitch note, as well as communications leadership and spokesperson skills;

§  Assess their communications capacity and effectiveness of media strategy, if any;

§  Develop a basic understanding of how to work with the media, including types and definitions, best practices to communicate with and through the media;

§  Identify next steps for communications planning and/or capacity building; and

§  Receive actionable knowledge and guidance from seasoned journalists on pitching best practices

ACTIVITIES

  • Two (2) required in-person trainings: 10am-2pm on Thursday, January 31st and Thursday, February 14th at locations in midtown Manhattan (lunch included)

  • One (1) optional webinar (date in late February TBD)

  • Personalized follow-up with the trainer

APPLICATION

  • Deadline to apply: Friday, January 4, 2019

  • Due to training design and limited space, only one attendee per organization may attend, for a total of 22 participants/organizations.

  • Each attendee/organization must complete the application survey.

  • Applicants will be notified of acceptance into the training by Friday, January 11, 2019.

Trainer

Alison R. Park of Urbanity, LLC has been developing media and communications strategies in the human services sector and gender justice movements for more than 15 years to help grassroots advocacy organizations and funders to connect to their audiences and build their power to communicate their vision of social justice forward. She began Urbanity as a vehicle to integrate communications; creative direction, art and culture; and change management (including training, capacity building and process facilitation) as a solution to the silos that so many of organizations and movements experience in internal alignment with strategic vision and external impact and reach. Alison centers her trainings for social justice organizations in Freire’s definition of praxis—“reflection and action upon the world in order to transform it,” engaging participants in an expansive learning process and using discussion, creative interaction and feedback to cultivate an environment where each participant’s current base of knowledge and power to communicate is acknowledged and integrated in new learning.  

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.  

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