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CAPACITY BUILDING PROGRAM

The Capacity Building Program aims to build and/or strengthen relevant capacities for member organizations, their teams, and partners, contributing to the recognition and significance of the fields of community philanthropy and social justice in Brazil.

The thematic structure proposed for the Program was developed through a consultation process with members conducted since 2020. In 2023, the Program is structured around the establishment of four Communities of Practice in alignment with the core strategies of the Advocacy Program:

COP PHILANTHROPY AND DEMOCRACY:

It addresses the themes of grantmaking, analysis of the Advocacy scenario, climate justice and democracy.

COP OF COMMUNICATION AND NARRATIVE PRODUCTIONS:

It proposes periodic exchanges between communicators from diverse organizations, in collaboration with our “Coffee with Communicators” initiative.

INSTITUTIONAL DEVELOPMENT COP:

It covers topics such as monitoring and evaluation, protection and security, self-care, resource management, and mobilization.

KNOWLEDGE PRODUCTION COP:

It proposes periodic exchanges for knowledge production about philanthropy, in collaboration with the Knowledge Program.

CONCEPT OF COMMUNITY OF PRACTICE

"a group of people [who] come together around the same topic or interest. These people work together to find ways to improve what they do, whether solving a problem in the community or learning on a daily basis, [with] regular interaction."

Through the Communities of Practice, Comuá Network also fosters a collective process of producing narratives and knowledge related to community philanthropy and social justice to strengthen these agendas by increasing the visibility of ongoing actions and initiatives. The goal is to empower voices and rights and promote the donation of resources to organizations.

The Program envisions conducting activities in multiple formats, including:

  • Learning meetings for sharing experiences and debates among member organizations of the Network and partners.
  • Webinars: open online seminars on various topics featuring presentations by guest speakers from member organizations, partners, and experts.
  • Workshops: meetings led by invited experts and partners.
  • Special activities and seminars proposed by member organizations and organized by the Network in partnership with other institutions.
  • Workshops on collaborative construction of initiatives and design of joint advocacy strategies.

 

Over the past two years, 26 virtual events were conducted, engaging 590 participants.

Open activities are also held, focusing on launching publications and promoting discussions involving institutional partners, key actors in the philanthropic ecosystem, and the public sphere. The objective is to raise awareness about the agendas of community philanthropy and socio-environmental justice.

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