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.

National TPS Alliance members at a gathering, with woman in blue t-shirt holding a microphone and smiling in the foreground (CZI Movement & Capacity Building).
July 2019 | Arlington, Virginia | Member leader of the National TPS Alliance in a gathering to create an advocacy strategy for permanent residency of TPS holders . | Photograph by Chandler West
July 2019 | Arlington, Virginia | Member leader of the National TPS Alliance in a gathering to create an advocacy strategy for permanent residency of TPS holders . | Photograph by Chandler West

Our Approach

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:

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Individual

Investing in a pipeline of emerging, diverse leaders, supporting trauma and healing for impacted communities, and providing 1:1 coaching to grantee leaders

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Organizational

Strengthening an organization’s ability to make change and impact, especially historically under-resourced groups and BIPOC-led organizations

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Network

Supporting resource-sharing and collaboration among organizations so these groups can scale their impact, including cohort trainings and communities of practice

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Movement

Facilitating shared strategy and joint action-taking among individuals and organizations working together to build power and achieve lasting reforms

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2021 | CZI offers capacity building trainings to help support the different fields that we serve. | Photograph by SDI Productions via iStockphotos
2021 | CZI offers capacity building trainings to help support the different fields that we serve. | Photograph by SDI Productions via iStockphotos

Training Sessions

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

Partners

Meet Our Team

Caitlyn Fox Vice President, Strategic Initiatives
Judith Freeman Director, Movement & Capacity Building
Priscila Martinez Movement & Capacity Building Strategist
Rosalind Wellbelove Manager, Operations and Events
Dalia Yedidia Movement & Capacity Building Strategist