Building Capacity in Wards 7 and 8 - February 1, 2017

Nonprofit capacity building resources

Capacity Building Resources for Wards 7 and 8 catalogs all the resources we've shared. It is not password protected so share!

Capacity Building Opportunities

Trainings, webinars, panel discussions
Brand Architecture: Rethinking How You Connect the Dots Between Your Nonprofit’s Brand and Programs, February 8 ( — Participants will learn how different audiences understand you, improve brand awareness, and communicate staff and board to consistently communicate your mission. Free.

Using Facebook LIVE to Broadcast Impact, February 8( — Some of what you will learn includes selecting a topic, lessons learned from other nonprofits, managing discussions, and promoting the event. Free.

Storytelling Like The Boss: What a Little Bruce Springsteen Can Do for Our Writing, February 15 ( — "In an age where truth-telling and 'alternative facts' are elbowing against one another for space in our public discourse, compelling narratives and effective story-telling skills are more critical than ever. What's the difference between adding words and adding details to your writing? How do you transform a pile of facts into a compelling narrative? Looking at the stories Bruce Springsteen tells in some of his classic tracks, this hands-on session provides a new way to think about — and practice — writing as storytelling." $10.

Social Media Crash Course for Nonprofits, March 8 ( — Learn the role of social media and donor thank yous, how to develop a content management strategy for social, and more about best-practices related to timing of social media placements. Free. 

Good reads
Persistence, Not Genius, Is the Reason We Know Einstein’s Name ( — This Big Think piece starts "Einstein had three great character traits. 'I might not be more skilled than other scientists,' he liked to say, 'but I have the persistence of a mule.'"

Why Other People Wreck Brainstorms (And How To Stop Them)( — Learn what it is about traditional brainstorming that doesn't work and what you can change to be more productive.

Podcasts and videos
Earned Revenue for Nonprofits | Ft. Vu Le ( — Learn about some of the good and bad parts of earned income.

Personal capacity building

Three Steps To Take If You're Worried Your Work Performance Is Slipping (— Practical, actionable advice.

Resources and tools

Design for social media channels ( — Looking for a go-to, easy-as-heck tool to use to design images for your social media efforts? There are lots of options out there but Flimbo is dedicated to social media. The templates are beautiful and different from what you'll see on Canva and other sites. Free.

5 Highly Effective Hashtag Tracking Methods( lists tools, advice for selecting a hashtag, and more practical information. You are going to use hashtags, so make them work for you!

Facebook Slideshow – Create Quick Videos from Images( shows you how to dip your toe in the video water. Detailed step-by-step instructions make your creation pain-free!

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