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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

Preparing and Responding to Opposition Attack Webinar #1

March 14th, 2023:
1:00pm – 3:30pm PST via Zoom
COST: $75 per organization (Up to 4 members) Sliding Scale Offered

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Preparing and Responding to Opposition Attack Webinar #2

March 28th, 2023:
1:00pm – 3:30pm PST via Zoom
COST: $75 per organization (Up to 4 members) Sliding Scale Offered

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Central Coast Community Organizing Training Presented by CAUSE

April 21st -23rd, 2023:
9:00am – 5:00pm PST 
Location: Museum of Ventura County, 100 E. Main St., Ventura
COST: $75 per Organization (Up to 2 members) Sliding Scale Offered

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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