Cultivate offers a year-long, intensive training and coaching program to community leaders and social innovators.

Online training and real-time coaching focuses on the foundational aspects of planning, developing, and sustaining a community-led endeavor.

Participants grow in their capacity to lead effective grassroots community programs. Our training is holistic and focuses on building skills and knowledge for long-term success. Our ideal trainee is a community leader who wishes to do something for their community, but needs support to launch & sustain that effort. Developed specifically to introduce trainees to practices and concepts that they have no experience with, our program effectively builds the capacity of people who wish to make their communities thrive.

We develop people into leaders who can turn grassroots efforts into thriving community programs. Through our comprehensive training and coaching program, they obtain the tools and skills they can leverage for success in their charitable efforts.

We partner with leaders and social innovators who have a dream for their community but lack the knowledge, resources, and networks to make their dream a reality.  We provide them with the necessary resources, means to raise funds, and access to people who will assist them.

Our trainees come from all over the world, and are working in many areas of community assistance and development.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTIONS

TRAINING

We provide the necessary foundation in community development and project management, so that community leaders can be fully prepared to lead and launch effective community programs.

Our training consists of ten core areas that we believe are crucial for a project's success, regardless of its community or focus. Through this training, community leaders can build their capacity, skills, and knowledge.

LEADERSHIP
Understanding who you are, and establishing your potential as a leader.

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
Understanding the principles & best practices of community work, no matter its focus or activities.

PROJECT PLANNING
Identifying your project, planning, & launching it successfully.

CULTURAL ADAPTIVITY
Understanding the culture of your potential donors & supporters, and how to best interact with them through your own cultural practices and worldview.

FUNDRAISING
Best practices for online campaigns, crowdfunding, grants, events, and other fundraising through individuals, businesses, faith groups, and others; making the ask; donor stewardship.

FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT
How to manage and use donated funds within established best practices and the expectations of your donors. Plus, how to work with fiscal sponsors and other organizations

COMMUNICATIONS
How can good communication help you, and what methods are available to fundraise, raise awareness, connect with supporters, and gain a following for your work.

TECHNOLOGY
Working with free online technology to help you advance your work.

IMPACT ASSESSMENTS
How to measure & evaluate your impact.

GOVERNANCE, HUMAN RESOURCES & PROJECT MANAGEMENT
How to have an effective & efficient project; working with staff, volunteers & board members; and ensuring proper governance, accountability, and transparency.

COACHING

Our staff and volunteers offer trainees their technical expertise, guidance, and support for success.

Trainees receive personalized coaching in project development, management, fundraising, leadership, communications, and things that are specific to their community and project.

All coaching takes place through regular phone calls and online calls.

FUNDRAISING SUPPORT

Once trainees complete our training program, they have the option to submit a project application for fiscal sponsorship. Simply put, approved US-based and international projects of our trainees are allowed to fundraise and receive those donations from American donors even though their projects are not registered in the USA, and those donations are tax-deductible for donors. To learn more about fiscal sponsorship, read here.

We provide the tools, support, and a platform for fundraising that allows our trainees to receive financial support for long-term sustainability and impact.

Trainees are given training and support in fundraising to help to jump-start projects and create a financial base to find supporters. They also gain experience in donation management and reporting, applying for grants, using social media for donations and crowdfunding, and experience in growing a diverse source of financial support from individuals, foundations, groups, and businesses. Approved projects are fiscally sponsored, thus allowing those projects to solicit support from American donors.

 

PROGRAM TIERS

1: INDEPENDENT LEARNERS

This tier offers learner basic access to our training program. This is ideal for people who learn independently and are not looking for our personalized coaching or interaction with other program participants. 

Cost: $100 for 12 months

What you get:

  • access to online training program including homework (not reviewed by Cultivate)
  • monthly coaching emails

Participants work through the training on their own. Each month a training topic is focused on with the coaching emails and participants are encouraged to complete approximately one course per month.

Participants are expected to work on their training & homework for at least 2 hours each week, but may find they need more time. Most participants find they gain the most from our program by devoting 4 hours or more per week. 

This tier is open to anyone, and learners can start right away.

2: ENGAGED LEARNERS

This tier offers learners an intermediate-level access to our training program. This is ideal for people who are motivated to work independently, but are looking for some support from our coaches and to network with other program participants. 

Cost: $250 for 12 months

What you get:

  • access to online training program including homework (not reviewed by Cultivate)
  • access to pre-recorded webinars 
  • monthly coaching emails 
  • access to Facebook & WhatsApp groups open to program trainees
  • 2 personalized 60-minute coaching sessions (focused on planning & launching your program, and fundraising)

Participants work through the training on their own, but each month a training topic is focused on with the coaching emails and webinars and participants are encouraged to complete approximately one course per month.

Participants are expected to work on their training & homework for at least 2 hours each week, but may find they need more time. Most participants find they gain the most from our program by devoting 4 hours or more per week. 

This tier is open to anyone, and learners can start right away.

3: EMPOWERED LEARNERS

This tier offers our most personalized training program. This is ideal for people who want our full support, learn best with feedback and encouragement, who have little-to-no experience in community development or organizational management, and want to engage fully with our staff, coaches, and program participants. 

Cost: $2000 for 12 months

What you get:

  • access to online training program
  • review & feedback of training homework
  • access to live interactive webinars each month
  • monthly coaching emails
  • access to Facebook & WhatsApp groups with other trainees
  • 10 personalized 60-minute coaching sessions covering all aspects of the training

This tier is limited to 30 participants per cohort, and an application is required. Participants work through the training on their own, but each month a training topic is focused on with the cohort and participants are encouraged to complete courses in the timelines provided so they can stay on track with the cohort.

Participants are expected to work on their training & homework for at least 2 hours each week, but may find they need more time. Most participants find they gain the most from our program by devoting 4 hours or more per week. 

Next cohort starts on January 6, 2020.

Want to learn more? Schedule a phone call with our staff. 

Ready to get started?