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Our educational workshop offerings are a core way we support our constituents. We convene speakers and curate content on a broad array of topics helpful to social change organizations and leaders locally, including those on nonprofit lobbying & advocacy, know your rights, grassroots organizing, grant seeking and grassroots fundraising, topic-based panels, strategies on social change, and more. We’re committed to being responsive to the current climate and choose topics based on  community needs.

Upcoming Events

May 17th- 19th, 2024
9:00pm - 5:00pm IN Santa Barbara

Central Coast Community Organizer Training

We invite you to join us on May 17th-19th for a 3-day, in-person Central Coast Community Organizer Training in partnership with CAUSE and The Social Justice Academy! This is an opportunity for new and emerging organizers to learn the essentials of grassroots community organizing.

Workshop Recordings

March 4, 2021

“Worry-Free Lobbying & Advocacy for Nonprofits”

Presented by Nona Randois, California Director, Alliance for Justice Bolder Advocacy Project

October, 2020

“Grassroot Fundraising: Planning a Successful Fundraising Sprint Campaign”

Presented by Roma Fernandez, Klein & Roth Consulting

October, 2020

“GRANTED! The Architecture of Grant Seeking for Progressive Social Change”

Presented by Jennifer Navarro, Rachel Johnson, and Suzanne Valery

Session 1: Foundational Principles
July 28, 2020

Session 2: Proposal Design: Who, What, Why, and When?
August 4, 2020

Session 3: How Do You Know You’re Making a Difference?
August 11, 2020

July, 2020

“A Call to Justice: A Discussion of Community-Based Initiatives to End Racism and Build a Just, Prosperous, Sustainable Economy”

Presented by Manuel Pastor, Maricela Morales, and David Pellow with moderator Alice O’Connor

September, 2020

"Take a Stance! Nonprofit Civic Engagement & The Ballot Box"

Presented by Nona Randois of Bolder Advocacy & Geoff Green of SBCC Foundation and CalNonprofits

March 31, 2020

“Grassroots Fundraising for Social Change”

Presented by Rona Fernandez