Community Organizing Training Offered for Local Nonprofits

For Immediate Release   
February 15, 2017        
Claudia Armann, Exec. Director
McCune Foundation

Press Advisory

Community Organizing Training Offered for Local Nonprofits

McCune Foundation and Partners Host 3-Day Training

VENTURA, CA – This April, the Midwest Academy, one on the nation’s leading training institutes for the progressive movement, will be conducting a 3-day introductory course on the fundamentals of community organizing for regional nonprofit organizations.

Hosted by the McCune Foundation and the Fund for Santa Barbara, the Organizing for Social Change training gathers progressive organizers from a wide variety of organizations and issues to learn about the most effective direct action organizing methods and techniques. Through a combination of presentations, exercises, discussions, and role plays, the training helps participants hone concrete skills that enable them to build collective power to win issue-based campaigns and develop strong organizations.

What: 3-day Introduction to Community Organizing training; $50

Who: Those currently involved with a community organization in the region, either as staff, Board, volunteer, or grassroots leader. This training is not suitable for unaffiliated activists.

Where: Bell Arts Factory, Ventura CA

When: April 28-30, 2017. Registration opens Feb. 15.

Those interested in participating must submit an online registration form by visiting Registration opens February 15 and closes March 15, 2017. The training can accommodate 40 participants, who will be selected based on how closely they fit the participant criteria. For a full description of the training, criteria and additional details, please visit

The McCune Foundation is a private family foundation which supports projects addressing critical issues in Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties by empowering and mobilizing excluded populations. Recently, the Foundation’s efforts center around increasing the effectiveness of grassroots community organizing.

The Midwest Academy is a national training institute committed to advancing the struggle for social, economic, and racial justice. From local neighborhood groups to statewide and national organizations, Midwest Academy has trained more than 25,000 grassroots activists from hundreds of organizations and coalitions.

The Midwest Academy training is made possible with funding from the McCune Foundation, Fund for Santa Barbara and Kaiser Permanente Foundation with technical assistance and logistical support provided by LoaCom.

Please contact Claudia Armann at 805-223-8373 or by email at for more information.



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