Technical & Capacity-Building Assistance

CDP offers grassroots community groups training and assistance related to their formation and operation as not-for-profit organizations. These services are designed to build groups’ capacity for effective organizational management and to support their organizing and advocacy efforts in the communities they serve.

Technical Assistance Examples

  • Assisting new community organizations with incorporating and gaining 501(c)(3) status
  • Helping established organizations with legal issues such as lease negotiations, drafting employee manuals, and understanding city regulations that affect their operations
  • Helping organizations with operational issues such as fundraising, board development, and developing effective policies and procedures 
  • Forming cooperatives for groups of workers in which each worker has ownership and decision-making power in the company