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:

      • Webinars on The Role of Board Governance in Disaster Preparedness, Response and Recovery
      • Webinars on Board Leadership and Succession Planning
      • Webinars on Developing an Emergency Action Plan
      • Webinars on Disaster Proofing your Business or Organization
      • Webinars on “Are You Ready?” Training

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 Survival and Sustainability – Sept 16 (from 9 – 12 pm PDT) – Sept 17 (from 9 – 13 pm PDT) + follow up meeting Oct 16 (from 9 – 10:30 am PDT) Note: To join this executive program, an application is required.

2 – Breakthroughs Masterclass: Organizational Survival and Sustainability – Oct 14 (from 9 – 12 pm PDT) – Oct 15 (from 9 – 13 pm PDT) + follow up meeting Nov 6 (from 9 – 10:30 am PDT) Note: To join this executive program, an application is required.

3 – 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.


1 – Digital Strategies for Nonprofits 1: Establishing an Online Presence – Sept 11 (9-10:30 am PDT)

2 – Digital Strategies for Nonprofits 2: Content Strategy – Sept 18 (9-10:30 am PDT)

3 – Google Ad Grants for Nonprofits and Google Ads – Sept 25 (9-10:30 am PDT)

4 – Fiscal Integrity and Planning during COVID 19: – Oct 23 (9-10:30 am PDT)

5 – Essential Board Responsibilities: – November 13 (9 – 10:30 am PDT)

6 – Executive Briefing on Fundraising Trends during COVID 19 ( TBD)

Capacity building and/or technical assistance needs of organizations are determined through an introductory assessment process with organizational leadership teams. Following the introductory assessment process, CNM develops individualized implementation plans and timelines in partnership with organizational leadership. The services will be provided in various formats depending on the area of need. Formats include Seminars / Webinars, Certificate Programs Multi-day cohort program; Customized training For staff or board, and/or Coaching or Consulting Services. CNM is offering training services on nonprofit organizational management including:

Please visit for more detailed descriptions of the training listed above and the most up to date information on services provided by the Center For Nonprofit Management.

DNA Program (Data Narrative Action):  Supports bold, emerging leaders in the Inland Empire’s nonprofit sector as they seek to pivot and advance their work in the midst of a global pandemic. Through the power of peer support, networks, and cutting-edge skills, this program will provide participants with a place to foster engagement and innovation. The DNA Program focuses on three major components:

    1. Data and Research (Policy Intelligence, Market Intelligence, Community Resources)
    2. Narrative Change (Framing, Messaging, Storytelling)
    3. Action (Civic Engagement, Strategic Planning, Enterprise).

Data Narrative Action Classes (09/07-09/18)

  • Monday, 12 pm – 2pm
  • Wednesday, 12 pm – 2 pm
  • Friday, 12 pm – 2 pm
  • Monday, 12 pm – 2pm
  • Wednesday, 12 pm – 2 pm
  • Friday, 12 pm – 2 pm

Racial Equity Program: Provides nonprofits with tools to thrive during COVID-19 and the quest to center racial equity for the region. The Racial Equity Institute will provide nonprofit professionals with resources and tools that elevate their work and cultivate their leadership potential. The goal of the program is to identify and support bold, emerging leaders in the Inland Empire’s nonprofit sector who seek to advance racial equity. The Racial Equity Institute focuses on three major components:

    1. Data: Consider the policy intelligence, market intelligence, and community resources of nonprofit in the region as the key to advance equity initiatives in the IE.
    2. Narrative: Framing, messaging, storytelling on how to engage in sustainable action, and advance regional nonprofit equity work.
    3. Action: How to advance racial justice work? A deep dive to empower nonprofit organizations to design and engage in systems change.

Racial Equity Classes (10/05-10/16) 

  • Monday, 12 pm – 2pm
  • Wednesday, 12 pm – 2 pm
  • Friday, 12 pm – 2 pm
  • Monday, 12 pm – 2pm
  • Wednesday, 12 pm – 2 pm
  • Friday, 12 pm – 2 pm

The DNA and the Racial Equity Programs are offered via Zoom Platform 10:00 am – 3:00 pm.

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 All 5 Riverside County Supervisorial Districts For Virtual Workshops and Virtual One-On-One Training Follow-Ups.

    • Virtual Workshop: How to Conduct Your Own Evaluation – 8/28/2020 (follow-up one-on-one trainings)
    • Virtual Workshop: How to Conduct Your Own Evaluation – 9/18/2020 (follow-up one-on-one trainings)

These workshops will improve nonprofits’ capacity to understand evaluation, design data collection methods, and measure the impact of your work. Topics include:

        • Basics of program evaluation
        • Types of program evaluation
        • Conducting internal evaluation with staff
        • Properly measuring outputs and outcomes
        • Designing data collection systems and surveys
        • Online tools available to easily collect data (SurveyMonkey, Google Forms, etc.)
        • Understanding different types of data

**One-on-One Trainings** – Only available to those who attend the workshops above. Every participant will get one-on-one consultation, and HARC staff will develop solutions tailored to their needs, such as:

        • Revision/creation of surveys
        • Database development
        • Planning/timing of data collection
        • Identifying existing data sources and utilizing the data from these sources

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

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.

United Way of the Inland Valleys – Training: The Grantwriting Academy (you must apply and be approved by August 14)
Does your organization struggle to apply for grant opportunities, or if you do apply does your proposal go un-funded? The Grantwriting Academy for Grassroots Organizations™ is a 6-week course including 4 comprehensive workshops to rapidly develop effective grantwriting. Established in 2016, this course is based on grantsmanship best practices and has trained 198 nonprofit leaders in grant development. Between workshops, there are multi-day intervals to develop materials discussed in each workshop. We have 20 available slots under this opportunity. Nonprofits must apply, be accepted, and designate 1 representative to participate in the full 6-weeks.

    • The workshops will be held online:
      • September 2nd – Grant Writing Overview/Preparation and Program Planning Part 1
      • September 16th – Program Planning Part. 2: Logic Model & Budget Development
      • September 30th – Grant Research & Begin Development on a Local Funder Grant
      • October 14th – Grant Review of Completed Proposals with Peer/Mentor Critique


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