Friend of the FUND,

Our team at The FUND is excited to announce our new Capacity Building opportunity, Central Coast Community Organizer Training, facilitated by Central Coast Alliance for a United and Sustainable Economy (CAUSE), and in partnership with the McCune Foundation to help build the organizing skills and power of both emerging and long-time community organizers. 
We will be hosting two identical training sessions, the first training on April 21-23rd in Ventura, and the second training on October 20-22nd in Santa Maria.
While groups from all counties are welcome to attend any training, preference will be given based on geographical accessibility.
Due to limited space, organizations interested in the April training must submit an application to participate by March 31st. The Santa Maria training application will be released soon, so stay tuned.

In Community, 
Kathleen, Brian, and The FUND Team
The Central Coast Community Organizing Training is an opportunity for new and emerging organizers, staff at local nonprofits, and grassroots community leaders or activists to learn the essentials of grassroots community organizing. Build the capacity of your organization to form committees of leaders through grassroots organizing, and ensure that your organization’s campaigns center and are led by those most impacted by the problems you’re working to address.

In this training, you will learn to:
- Strengthen your understanding of how grassroots organizing can shift structures of power and injustice
Implement the concrete skill of relationship building and recruitment via personal visits, house meetings, classroom presentations, tabling, and more
Be trained in tangible skills including developing strategic campaigns, conducting a power analysis, and crafting persuasive messages 
Gain hands-on experience with door-to-door canvassing and one-on-ones
In case you missed it – there is still time to sign up for “Preparing and Responding to Opposition Attacks"
The Fund for Santa Barbara is a nonprofit community foundation advancing progressive change by strengthening movements for Economic, Environmental, Political, Racial, and Social Justice. 
El Fund de Santa Bárbara es una fundación comunitaria sin fines de lucro que avanza el cambio progresivo a medio del fortalecimiento de movimientos por la Justicia Económica, Ambiental, Politica, Racial, y Social.
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