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CIRCLE FOR JUSTICE INNOVATIONS

Capacity

building program

Strengthening Our Grantee Partner Organizations BEYOND the Grant.

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The overarching goal of the CJI Capacity Building program is to develop the overall strength of our grantee organizations, focusing on their inner workings, thereby making them more effective and ultimately better able to serve the communities that they are funded to serve.  We encourage you to register for these and future webinars to take advantage of the resources provided by the program. We believe it will be beneficial for you, the growth of your organization and the MOVEMENT. If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact Keesha Gibson at keeshag@cjifund.org.

webinar/training schedule

JUNE 2022

Prospecting in the Social Justice Space

Date/ Time TBD

 

 

Facilitator: Keesha Gibson

Gibson Consulting & Solutions, Llc

Nonprofit organizations need donors to be sustainable. For small organizations with limited staff and resources, finding individual donors can be a challenge. So, what can be done to grow your organization? There are always new ways to build and strengthen relationships with donors and prospects.

From this webinar, you will learn about the key aspects and methods to discovering prospective donors and leading donors to discover you.

​Your learning will be facilitated by video presentations, worksheets, surveys, a mini-assignment  that will solidify your prospecting process and propel you towards building your donor base.

 

Participant Prerequisites:

  • Must be a current CJI  grantee 

  • Must be the staff/person responsible for fundraising/communications for the organization

Grant Ready: Proposal Writing Basics

Date/ Time TBD

 

 

Facilitator: Keesha Gibson

Gibson Consulting & Solutions, Llc

CJI grantees are unique. You are fighting for a unique cause- the MOVEMENT. You are serving a unique part of society. You have unique employees who are dedicated to the cause. You also have unique funding needs. Because there are so many things that make CJI grantee organizations unique, we want to help you tell your story and apply for your more grants.

This webinar training was developed to help you cultivate your proposal writing skills and empower you to write successful proposals. You will learn about the key aspects of a grant application, you will find grants that you can apply for, and you will go through the entire proposal writing process.

Telling Your Financial Story: Building the Budget 

Date/ Time TBD

 

 

Facilitator: Keesha Gibson

Gibson Consulting & Solutions, Llc

 

Budgets are guides that can help a nonprofit plan for the future as well as assess its current financial health. This training was designed with small nonprofit organizations in mind. It will help you construct a budget that will demonstrate in numbers, your organization's commitment to fulfilling its mission. In this webinar, participants will learn about the budgeting process and functions and will be able to recognize the use of the organization-wide operating and program operating budgets; and how the budget process can be managed for optimal results.

 

Your learning will be facilitated by video presentations, worksheets, surveys, a mini-assignment that will help solidify the budget process and propel you towards getting the funding you need.

Participant Prerequisites

  • Must be a CJI grantee or eligible grantee 

  • Must be the staff/person responsible for creating or managing budgets for the organization

SCHEDULE A ONE-To-ONE FOLLOW-UP SESSION

Did you attend a workshop but have more questions or need support in putting what you learned into practice? Schedule a 1- hour session with our consultants and facilitators. It's-Free!

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If you missed out, don’t worry! You can now access the webinar / workshop recordings

and the available presentation slides here.

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DEC 14. 2021

HOW TO FIND GOOD FIT FUNDERS IN 60 MINUTeS with INSTRUMENtL

Want to win more grants for your nonprofit? The first step to success is being able to find 'good fit' funders. If you've ever struggled to find active grant opportunities that match your cause area, this deep-dive workshop is for you.

​In this 1 hour special workshop featuring Instrumentl, you’ll learn how to take your organization from flat-footed to sprinting towards finding and applying for new funding opportunities.

 

​NOTE: Instrumentl helps US-based 501c3s with at least a $90K operating budget, or consultants supporting such clients. If you are based internationally, you must have a US-affiliated chapter and 501c3 status to find this workshop helpful.​

Understanding the 990 & Audit Process with Shantel Garcia

Timely and accurate filing of Form 990 is essential to the ongoing success of your organization. Oftentimes organizations run into the false notion that since it is a nonprofit, the IRS really doesn’t pay that much attention to what’s reported. They DO pay attention! In fact, Form 990 can be the very thing that prompts an audit of your organization.​