Movement & Capacity Building Overview
The practice of capacity building — which supercharges a leader, organization, network or movement’s ability to reach their goals and achieve lasting impact — is a lever that CZI uses alongside grantmaking to support the different fields that we serve. Our Movement & Capacity Building team helps strengthen the infrastructure and provide the resources that leaders, movements, and organizations need to drive lasting social change and expand power in historically underrepresented communities.
Our investment in capacity building is rooted in the growth of our grantees and supporting their infrastructure for the long-term, as well as building pathways for community solidarity and partnership. CZI offers grants, hands-on trainings, and consulting services to help strengthen an organizations’ building blocks in four key areas:
Investing in a pipeline of emerging, diverse leaders, supporting trauma and healing for impacted communities, and providing 1:1 coaching to grantee leaders
Strengthening an organization’s ability to make change and impact, especially historically under-resourced groups and BIPOC-led organizations
Supporting resource-sharing and collaboration among organizations so these groups can scale their impact, including cohort trainings and communities of practice
Facilitating shared strategy and joint action-taking among individuals and organizations working together to build power and achieve lasting reforms
The Movement & Capacity Building team offers frequent training sessions that are available to all grantees and the public. New trainings are posted each month on a variety of topics, including: finance, communications, diversity equity & inclusion, operations, management, career growth, fundraising, board development, facilitation, technology, community organizing and engagement, and more. You can register, request recordings of past sessions, and opt-in to receive emails about the training sessions by reaching out to: CapacityBuilding@chanzuckerberg.com.
Samples of past trainings include:
- Key Management Practices with a Race Equity Lens: Four Part Series
- Financial Strategies During COVID-19
- Tools for Strategic Planning
“Thank you for putting together all these valuable offerings. You do a beautiful job of reacting to the needs of all the grantees!”
“This training was incredibly helpful and is one of the best webinars so far. A big shout out to Nicole Sanchez for framing the training around empathy, compassion, and equity.”
“Thank you! My staff is loving the trainings that CZI is hosting and recommending. It is lifting morale and helping our team find new and improved ways to work.”
“Thanks so much for all you are doing for rare diseases, especially right now during the COVID-19 crisis. We're so thankful for the wonderful collaborations the CZI Biohub is leading for advances in COVID-19 testing and innovation. It really is amazing, as I'm also an RN in San Francisco, and really appreciate this help for our area.”
“I'm really appreciating these trainings! Of the three I've attended so far, all have been high quality and I've been able to instantly put to use all I've learned.”
“I attended the Financial Scenario and Contingency Planning webinar last Tuesday, 9/1. I thought it was excellent – super clear and specific.”
“I am sincerely thankful for the content provided through the CZI Trainings and it has been a delight to participate. Thank you for this tremendous investment to increase the capacity of organizations across the US.”
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