Emory University COMPASS Coordinating Center is excited to announce a monthly webinar series geared towards building the organizational capacity of non-profits and service providers in the South. Each webinar will feature topical experts currently working in the Southern community and provide an opportunity to learn about strategies for improving operations in at least one of eight capacity building areas (Governance and Leadership; Mission, Vision and Strategy; Finance and Administration; Resource Development; Strategic Relationships and Coalition Building; Communications; Internal Management and Operations; and Service Delivery and Impact). Our expert facilitators will share their personal experiences working with community-based organizations in the South, answer your questions, and highlight further training opportunities available from the COMPASS Coordinating Centers at no cost to you.

For more information about free capacity building trainings provided by the COMPASS Coordinating Centers, we invite you to learn more and request a training through our website.

For archived webinars, please scroll down to the bottom of the page.

Upcoming Webinars

Advocacy & Policy: The Building Blocks for the Future
Thursday, October 17th from 11-12pm EST

Presented by Devin Barrington-Ward, the Managing Director for the Black Futurists Group in Atlanta, Georgia. He specializes in advocacy training, community organizing, and lobbying for over 10 years.

Many nonprofits were created to address issues in a community. Most don’t realize how important and how powerful advocating for resources are for their clients. This introductory webinar will help you understand the importance of advocating and speaking up for your clients and your organization’s mission is.

Devin will discuss the dos and the don’ts in advocacy. Describe what is advocacy and tools and strategies for developing good plans for advocating for their clients.

>> Click here to register.

Archived Webinars

June 22nd, 2019 – Ask The Preachers: HIV & the Faith-Based Community. Presented by Rev. William Francis, B. Min. of Atlanta’s HUB; and Elder Carmarion D. Anderson, Executive Director of Black Transwomen, Inc in Dallas, TX.


July 18th, 2019 – Human Resources: Recruitment Policies & Equity. Presented by Chandria Harris, MS, Principal of Hire Cultures LLC, a Nashville, TN career development firm that assists individuals and companies hire, develop, and retain qualified employees; and Tatyana Moaton, MBA, Human Resources Manager – Strategic Initiatives, Diversity & Inclusion for Howard Brown Health an AIDS Service Organization in Chicago, IL.


Aug 22nd, 2019 -How to Support and Address the Needs & Challenges of the Rural South. Presented by Desiree J. Dillion, MS, PMP, a Community Relations Professional in Dallas, TX that focuses on project management and strategic planning alignment; and Linda Stringfellow MSCJ, MSHCD, EDFP, Executive Director of FABRIC, Incorporated in Cleveland, MS.


Sept. 19th, 2019 -Building Your Nonprofit on a Solid Financial Foundation: Understanding the Basics. Presented by Glenda Y. Hicks, CPA the Principal for GYHicksCPA in Atlanta, Georgia. She specializes in financial training, assessments, consulting, and coaching for nonprofits for over 25 years.

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