CZI | Movement & 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.

Recorded sessions from 2022 are currently available via our Wistia page. We upload past session recordings within two weeks after they have taken place.

**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 privacy@chanzuckerberg.com.

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Current Sessions
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Strategic Planning Fundamentals

Hosted by Dr. Jennifer Madden,  Leverage Point Development

Learning Outcomes:

  • Learn the key components of a successful strategic planning process
  • Define vision, mission, values, and goals in the context of a strategic plan
  • Incorporating Logic Model information into your strategic plan

Thursday, January 19th @ 9:30-11am PT / 12:30-2pm ET – Register here

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Strategic Planning Toolkit

Hosted by Dr. Jennifer Madden,  Leverage Point Development

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand how to effectively use design-thinking tools for strategic planning
  • Learn in-person and online facilitation techniques for a SWOT analysis
  • Exposure to specific tools for collaboration (such as PEST, SOAR Analysis, Mural, etc).

Thursday, January 26th @ 9:30-11am PT / 12:30-2pm ET – Register here

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Introduction to Foundation Relations

Hosted by Loree Lipstein and Holly Richardson, Thread Strategies

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Learning Outcomes:

  • Learn about current trends in the grantmaking landscape
  • Best practices in approaching new prospects and foundation relationships
  • High-level overview of grant management

Thursday, February 2nd, @ 9:30-11am PT / 12:30-2pm ET – Register here

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Recurring Giving Programs

Hosted by Loree Lipstein and Holly Richardson, Thread Strategies

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Learning Outcomes:

  • Discover the value of recurring giving to your long-term revenue stability
  • Learn the key steps to building and maintaining a recurring giving program
  • Review case studies of a community-based nonprofit recurring giving programs

Thursday, February 9th, @ 9:30-11am PT / 12:30-2pm ET – Register here

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Facilitation Skills, Part 1

Hosted by Laila Makled, push2exist

Learning Outcomes:

  • Equip yourself with tools to build an impactful and clear agenda
  • Build a foundation for the before, during and after of effective workshop structures
  • Explore what skills and tools are necessary to facilitate for accessibility

Thursday, February 16th, @ 9:30-11am PT / 12:30-2pm ET – Register here

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Facilitation Skills, Part 2

Hosted by Laila Makled, push2exist

Learning Outcomes:

  • Build confidence to be the wonderful facilitator you are
  • Develop a care plan to ensure your needs are met before, during and after facilitation
  • Explore the value and discomfort of silence, pause, and moments of uncertainty while facilitating

Thursday, February 23rd @ 9:30-11am PT / 12:30-2pm ET – Register here