CFSA’s COVID-19 Capacity Building Programs

As part of Phase Two of CFSA’s COVID-19 Response Strategy, the Foundation has implemented three new capacity building programs to provide additional support and training to local nonprofit professionals and help local nonprofits recover from the impact of the pandemic.  These programs include a new partnership between CFSA and The University of Arizona’s Eller College of Management, and two new program offerings through CFSA’s Center for Healthy Nonprofits.

Nonprofit Leadership & Management Certificate Program

Launched in January 2021, the Nonprofit Leadership & Management Certificate Program, is part of a partnership established between CFSA and The University of Arizona’s Eller Executive Education to provide nonprofit leadership and management training to nonprofit professionals,

In the first cohort, the partnership is providing Nonprofit Leadership & Management Certificates to 166 local nonprofit professionals.

The trainings, consulting opportunities, and the certificate program are being provided free of charge to participating local nonprofits, thanks to community support provided by local individuals and organizations through CFSA.

Achieving Your Nonprofit Career Goals Series

CFSA’s Center for Healthy Nonprofits recently launched a 7-session series for nonprofit professionals who:

  • report to a nonprofit ED or CEO;
  • are exploring the possibility of serving as a nonprofit ED or CEO in the future; or
  • aspire to a senior leadership career in the nonprofit sector.

Hosted by Patti Caldwell and Paula Van Ness, both drawing upon decades of experience as nonprofit CEOs, the Achieving Your Nonprofit Career Goals Series is designed to provide practical information about the roles, responsibilities, and skills of well-rounded and successful CEOs/EDs and senior leaders. The program will consist of seven two-hour sessions offered over Zoom.

Applications are currently being accepted. Click here to learn more and apply.

TeamUp Program

TeamUp, the newest program of CFSA’s Center for Healthy Nonprofits, offers a streamlined way to connect nonprofits with the rich resources of the consulting professionals who serve nonprofit organizations in Southern Arizona. Approved projects will receive up to 20 hours of consulting or coaching that is fully underwritten.

This program was the brainchild of the Connie Hillman Family Foundation, a leading philanthropic organization in our community which has an exemplary track record of investing in nonprofits, large and small, to help build their capacity and fulfill their missions.

The Center has developed an online application utilizing special software that is tailored to this project and will simplify the process of matching the help an organization needs with a consultant’s know-how. If your organization has an idea of a project they’d like to start, please click here to learn more and apply.