Technical Assistance & Capacity Building

We know that nonprofit and community organization leaders like you are doing all that you can to protect those you serve, your staff, and to stabilize your organizations during these unprecedented times. In an effort to help you, the Riverside County Board of Supervisors approved that a portion of the available CARES funding be earmarked for technical assistance to support nonprofits.

We’re excited to announce the availability of capacity building services to Riverside County nonprofits. Below you will find a list of those services provided by professional capacity builders and providers of technical assistance. Please go through the list, and then click on the button below or at the bottom of the page to be connected with your choice of service providers.

Please sign up quickly, as some of the offerings and programs will fill up fast! These services will be provided free of charge to you and your staff. The service providers below are looking forward to working with you to adapt and strengthen nonprofits in Riverside County.

This opportunity is made possible through the federal CARES Act, the Riverside County Board of Supervisors, Inland Empire Community Foundation, Regional Access Project Foundation, and Inland Empire Funders Alliance.


Capacity Building as it relates to emergency preparedness and disaster recovery with the following training available:

  • Strengthening Your Agency’s Disaster Resilience” Instructor: Debra Williams
        • Date: November 20, 2020, Time: 10:00am-11:00am
  • “The Importance of Board Governance” Instructor: Stephanie Davis
        • Date: November 18, 2020, Time: 11:00am-12:00pm
  • “Board Leadership and Succession Planning” Instructor: Janise Graham
        • Date: November 18, 2020, Time: 2pm – 3pm
  • “Developing an Emergency Action Plan” Instructor: Fay Glass
        • Date: November 19, 2020, Time: 2:00pm-3:00pm


Masterclasses and Webinars

Masterclasses (You must apply and be approved for attendance) 

The Masterclass is a two-day program with 7-10 participants. Participants provide financial and operational information before the seminar, and the training team researches and gathers information to do a deep dive assessment of each organization prior to the first session. During the sessions, each organization is walked through a survival protocol that identifies risks and opportunities, using best practices. On the second day, the team builds on findings and addresses longer-term fiscal issues, governance, fundraising, communication, etc. The last hours are dedicated to creating a plan for each organization leader. A two-hour follow-up session occurs 3 weeks later, where participants describe the actions they have taken in the intervening period.

1. Breakthroughs Masterclass: Organizational Impact – Nov 18 (from 9 – 12 pm PDT) – Nov 19 (from 9 – 13 pm PDT) + follow up meeting Dec 9 (from 9 – 10:30 am PDT)  Note: To join this executive program, an application is required.


Essential Board Responsibilities 11/13/2020 (9:00-10:30)

Jeremy Hobbs, President of Western Wind Foundation, and Stephen Bennett, Principal at Caravanserai Project, have worked on board-related issues from every angle — as board members, leaders of organizations, management, and legal advisors, and funders. During this meeting, they will share their perspective on issues like:

      • identifying and resolving board-related challenges;
      • building and expanding a board structure that will sustain your organization’s mission and operations;
      • (re)defining board roles, duties, responsibilities, and expectations;
      • engaging boards in fundraising;
      • developing strategic plans with boards;
      • managing board/executive director and board/staff relationships

To join the conversation, please register here.

Fundraising Trends during COVID 19 – Executive Briefing – 11/20/2020 (9:00-10:30)

Rhett Wilson, White House Historical Association VP of Development, joins us to share the latest strategies in the field of fundraising. Rhett’s perspective on fundraising is that “it is a process during with you talk about the future. Tell potential supporters where you want to go and what you are planning to achieve”.

To join the conversation, please register here.

Please feel free to share the invitations with your board members, staff, and network.

The Center for Nonprofit Management is pleased to offer the following services:

Consulting Services

  • Scholarships for workshops, trainings, webinars, conferences, and other professional development.
  • 1:1 technical support – Short-term consulting and coaching support
  • Custom trainings and other requests

Trainings and Events

  • 11/10/20 Riverside Small Group Training on Board Engagement
  • 11/17/20  Riverside Small Group Training on Strategic Planning

How to Access: Click the link below and fill out the intake form and select, “Center For Nonprofit Management.”

For any requests or information, please email


CREATE Center For The Arts’ training is online and in-person in Riverside County District 4. Technical assistance and capacity building on the creation of online streaming video content including production, post-production, and how to effectively broadcast content using various platforms. CREATE supplies all of the tools and equipment required to produce and broadcast their streaming video content. Studio use and additional instruction on equipment will be scheduled on a one-on-one basis while maintaining all the safety and social distancing requirements due to COVID-19.

CREATE Streaming Video Instruction:

Online Learning:

        I.            Introduction to Streaming Video Production: This tutorial will introduce you to the fundamentals of streaming video production, what equipment is needed, how to prep for production, and a tour of the CREATE streaming video studio.

    II.      Understanding and Operating the Equipment: Provides an introduction and the basic skills required to operate the following pieces of equipment.

Part I

The Camera

Part II


Part III


Part IV

The Switcher

  III.       Additional Training Provided Onsite at the CREATE Streaming Studio with Instructor (available only after completion of the above tutorials (Parts 1 & 2 (I-IV):

I.   Streaming Studio Production (Studio Time)

II.   Streaming Video Post-Production (Studio Time): Editing your video segments for future broadcasts

III.   Setting up your Streaming destination (Studio Time): This is where your live video will become available online. Popular ones include YouTube, Vimeo, and Facebook Live.

Providing Services In All 5 Supervisorial Districts.

  1. CCAT-Core Capacity Assessment Report:  Organizational Assessments: 1:1 with IECC Certified CCAT facilitators including implementation plans.
  2. Grant Writing Boot Camps: Co-facilitated with Andrea Mitchell & IECC.
  3. Equity & Cultural Humility- Co-facilitated with CompassPoint.

Providing Services In Supervisorial Districts 1, 2, and 5. Parkview Legacy Foundation will provide Action Planning and Strategic Planning facilitation for Nonprofit Organizations in its service area to assist their staff and/or Board in making strategic moves and/or pivots in their programming and operations forced by the impacts of COVID-19 as well as identifying possibilities to seize emerging opportunities and plan for future waves of impact. Offerings:

    • Action Planning for Successful Organizational Pivots
    • Strategic Planning for an Intentional Future

Customized Coaching

Every nonprofit is different. Customized coaching will enhance and make the most of your budget. You will receive 5 hours of consulting and individualized coaching in Finance and Fundraising. Coaching will include a 30-minute review of current financial capacity and challenges; a 30-minute review of fundraising capacity, challenges, and opportunities; 1-hour of financial coaching (e.g., improving financial controls, preparing to become an organization that needs an audit, or how to have an easier/better audit); and 3-hours of fundraising coaching (e.g., setting achievable goals, managing existing donors, assessing and improving current fundraising, enhancing messaging and media exposure, and how to upgrade marketing to be more donor and volunteer friendly). The outcome will be a strong foundation to build and grow your financial and fundraising capacity.

Our coaches are:

United Way – UWIV was established in 1931 and UWD was established in 1972. UWIV manages fundraising for both organizations, as well as Inland Empire United Way, for a combined $11+ million fundraised annually. United Way is an expert in strong financial mechanisms and revenue (individual, corporate, foundation, governmental, and earned income).

Association for Fundraising Professionals, Inland Empire Chapter – The Inland Empire chapter was founded in 1986. Today, the local AFP chapter network has hundreds of local professionals with a broad range of experience in fundraising reflective of the diversity in Riverside County’s nonprofit landscape.


Funded By The Riverside County Nonprofit Assistance Fund For Providers Of Technical Assistance