A Circle of Ten, Inc. — Building Community Capacity Through Collaboration

Building Community Capacity Through Collaboration

Statewide Need
There is a continued need for the development of training programs and resources to assist Texans with developmental disabilities (DD) and their families learn leadership and advocacy skills. To do this, leadership development and advocacy skills training programs must exist in many different areas around the state. Because it is unlikely that any one organization can provide enough funding to meet the demand, it is imperative that organizations that offer this kind of training work with others. This type of collaboration can help to increase the number of identified leadership development and advocacy training programs that are able to provide culturally appropriate training for individuals with DD.

Project Goal
Teach leadership and advocacy grant recipients and nonprofit disability organizations how to leverage grants, local funding and other resources to sustain programs.

Project Summary
A Circle of Ten, Inc. proposed to teach disability organization leadership, advocacy grantees, and nonprofit disability organizations how to leverage grants, local funding, and other resources to sustain programs.

The project proposed to host half-day capacity building workshops and three-day collaboration process seminars in Austin, Houston and Edom which would focus on grass-roots community organizing, collaboration, innovative program development and grant writing.

Ten to 17 grantees were to receive the training, as well as individualized support before and after the workshops. The trainings would also be open to other nonprofits to expand their abilities, resources and partnerships. Small, tailored classes of 15-21 individuals would focus on grant writing, collaboration and capacity building.

Project Period
Jan 2012 – Dec 2014

Contact
205 E. Commerce, #205
Jacksonville, TX 75766
903-541-0013

Geographic Reach
Alvin, Bellaire, Crosby, Galveston, Houston, Huffman, Katy, Liberty, Pasadena, Pearland, Port Bolivar, Seabrook, Spring and Sugar Land

shape of state of Texas in blue with Liberty, Waller, Harris, Fort Bend, Brazonia, Galveston colored orange