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Meaningful successes in community organizing sharing power with the very residents who are being mobilized. This is challenging work that must be done with careful intentionality. The following articles showcase how McCune Foundation grantees approach some key aspects of their work.
When organizations invest in training and coaching their staff and grassroots leaders, campaigns become even more powerful. Success stories, like the one we heard at
Boards that reflect the constituency that an organization serves is an important value for the McCune Foundation. Mixteco/Indigena Community Organizing Project (MICOP) in Oxnard works
When community members who do not speak English can use their native language to express their concerns and ideas, their voices can be powerful levers
Alliance for Justice(Advocacy, Lobbying, Technical Assistance)AFJ is the leading expert on the legal framework for nonprofit advocacy efforts, providing definitive information, resources, and technical assistance that encourages organizations and their funding partners to fully exercise their right to be active participants in the democratic process.
Center for Nonprofit Leadership/Ventura County(Workshops, Technical Assistance)The Center provides trainings, webinars, technical assistance, and professional development opportunities for nonprofit leaders.
Fund for Santa Barbara(Technical Assistance, Workshops, Community Resources, Grants)Nonprofit community foundation that provides grants and technical assistance to Santa Barbara County grassroots efforts. Monthly brown bag networking lunches held in Santa Maria and Lompoc.
Just Communities Central Coast(Trainings, Action Planning)Just Communities offers programs to support parent leadership, education equity initiatives, and to help nonprofits and local institutions adopt practices to make their services accessible to non-English speakers and more inclusive overall.
Leading from Within(Nonprofit leadership training)The organization offers leadership development programs for nonprofit staff members in the Central Coast. Programs span many months with sessions on management and leadership, knowledge and insights about the distinctive characteristics and dynamics of nonprofit organizations; and approaches and skills to foster impact, effectiveness, collaboration, and sustained commitment.
Spokes Resources for Nonprofits(Grants database, nonprofit calendar, nonprofit news)A web-based communication and sharing platform for Santa Barbara County’s nonprofit sector.