Many people come to work as program officers wanting to support change and “do good” in the world. Along the way, owing to foundation restraints and changes in priorities and available grant funds, staff can become overwhelmed, even disillusioned, and lose their capacity to communicate honestly with grantees. The pressures of day-to-day grantmaking, the difficulty of managing scarce resources and the competition among non-profit organizations for funding can make it hard to think more creatively about our relationships with grantees, or funding strategies that build movements and change the world.
Northern California Grantmakers (NCG) and Bay Area Justice Funders Network (BAJFN) invite you to a half-day experiential training that will augment your skills as a program officer. This half-day experiential training will be led by three faculty members from Leadership that Works (LTW), an international coaching training school with a focus on coaching through an awareness of the impact of power, race, culture and privilege. This training will introduce foundation staff to:
Amanda Berger brings twentyfive years of social justice experience to her coaching practice. She has an extensive background in progressive philanthropy and transformational leadership development through her work with the Funders Collaborative for Youth Organizing, the Women Donors' Network, Rockwood Leadership Institute and Communities for Public Education Reform (CPER). She is affiliated with Road Map, Coaching for Justice, Rockwood and is an associate faculty member of Leadership that Works. In addition to her coaching practice, Amanda consults with foundations and social change organizations interested in fostering collaboration, learning communities, networks and policy change.
Leadership that Works (LTW) has a rich and respected history in coaching and coach training. LTW is an innovator in the coaching field and was a lead partner in the Coaching and Philanthropy Project (CAP), created to assess and advance coaching as a strategy for building effective nonprofit organizations. LTW has used the results from CAP, as well as the experience of its highly skilled faculty, to develop specific competencies for the nonprofit and social justice sector, including coaching with an awareness of power, culture, race and privilege. LTW’s Coaching for Community Transformation brings coaching certification training into nonprofit organizations and develops leaders to continue the training in their surrounding communities.
NCG and BAJFN are pleased to co-host this training at no cost to members. Capacity is limited to the first 25 members who RSVP, first come, first served. Please register by emailing email@example.com. You will receive an email confirmation.
While this program is best suited for programmatic staff at grantmaking institutions, it will be valuable for anyone who is interested in coaching as a way to deepen relationships and achieve more, together.
This event is RSVP only. To RSVP email Registrar at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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