Last week, the Southern Brooklyn COAD concluded its three-week capacity building series for nonprofits. Expert consultants presented workshops to help nonprofits learn the fundamentals of grant writing, program evaluation, and fundraising. We believe that an organization that is strong and capable year round will find it easier to remain strong and capable and recover from an emergency or disaster. People came from all across the city (and some even from New Jersey) to attend the workshops and they ended up being a blast!

Our “The Power of Grant Writing” workshop was facilitated by Dave Owen, Jeffrey Lischin, and Dianna Pell of Owen Consulting and it taught participants how to find and cultivate prospective grant makers and how to put together a compelling and effective grant proposal.

Our “Program Evaluation 101” workshop was facilitated by Favio German and Allison Quigney of Public Works Partners and it gave participants a comprehensive overview of program evaluation and how it can benefit one’s organization.

Our “Fundraising Made Simple” workshop was facilitated by Edward Leibman of Hudson Ferris and it taught participants how to find major donors and how to utilize effective messaging tools to tell their stories. Attendees even had the opportunity to take part in a mock solicitation with an actor hired to represent a potential donor!

Thank you to everyone who came out to our workshop series!