Capacity Building Opportunities

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative is committed to helping you scale change faster. We do this through grants, technology and capacity building. With weekly trainings and expert advising we support the CZI community to grow key capacities to unlock greater impact over the long-term.

Our trainings span a wide range of capacity building topics. Each live session is 90-minutes and includes time for Q+A.

Below you can sign-up for upcoming trainings. You can also opt-in to receive monthly invitations about these sessions here.

Past sessions are currently available via our Wistia page. We upload past session recordings within two weeks after they have taken place.

If you would like to attend a CZI community session and need ASL or Spanish interpretation, please let us know at least 7 days prior at

*The trainers leading these CZI-sponsored sessions are external vendors. The views and advice they will present are based on their deep experience in their respective fields or sectors and do not necessarily represent the views or advice of CZI. Please note that CZI may record their session(s) through Zoom. This means that any visual (if you choose to put your camera on) and audio will be recorded. By registering for this session(s), you consent to being recorded. If you do not wish for your visual and/or audio to be recorded, you can switch off your camera, and/or remain muted throughout the entire session or decide not to register. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact

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Current Sessions

You can re-watch any of our past training sessions on our Wistia page.

Organizational Culture and Management

Hosted by Ananda Valenzuela

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Liberatory Decision-Making*

Learning Outcomes:

  • Unpack assumptions about the skill and practice of decision-making
  • Link decision-making practices to organizational values, culture, and power dynamics
  • Learn specific methods and tools for building your competency in liberatory decision-making

Anti-Racist Supervision*

Learning Outcomes:

  • Learn core responsibilities of supervision
  • Self-assess supervision skills/experience to identify growth areas
  • Access peer coaching for support with real-life supervision challenges

Rethinking Boards*

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand the history of boards and the nonprofit industrial complex
  • Learn a simple framework for boards that ensures focus and efficiency
  • Develop strategies for changing boards that are grounded in a transformational change management framework

* These sessions will include an optional breakout room component.


Designing an Effective, Actionable Website Landing Page

Trainer: Firas Nasr

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand the structure of an effective website landing page that moves your target audience and drives action
  • Learn about design best practices when planning the design of a website
  • Learn compelling website storytelling best practices and how to write effective website copy

Compelling Design in Canva

Trainer: Firas Nasr

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand design principles that will help you create compelling, accessible designs in Canva
  • Learn how to set up your Canva account to support you in streamlining your design process
  • Practice using Canva advanced features that will captivate your target audience

Digital Strategic Planning & Processes

Trainer: Carla Aronsohn

Learning Outcomes:

  • Build a digital strategic plan based on your goals
  • Learn accessibility considerations in digital plans
  • Nail down your approval processes and roles for efficient and sustainable digital strategy

Emails that Inspire Action

Trainer: Carla Aronsohn

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand email structure and style that encourages action
  • Learn how to write engaging emails and newsletters
  • Practice email critique and effective copy editing