Grantees Receive Valuable Capacity Building Training

Social justice groups need more than direct grants to carry out work that is often hard and slow-going.  Public Interest Projects and its collaborative funds also powerfully invest in building the capacity of grantees to ensure their sustainability. Recently, two of PIP’s sister funds — Communities for Public Education Reform (CPER) and the Just and Fair Schools Fund (JFSF) — teamed up with grassroots fundraising expert Margie Fine to train grantees in CPER sites across the country, including Jackson, MS; LA and San Francisco; Denver; Philadelphia and Chicago), giving groups critically needed tools to diversify their funding base for the long haul.

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In the slideshow above, groups in Jackson, MS, learn how their grassroots organizing skills prepare them to carry out a donor campaign. Photos by Al White of Action Communication and Education Reform.