workshops and events

NorCAN has put our regular programming on hold to focus our efforts on pandemic response during the surge. As a program of Humboldt Area Foundation, we are supporting leaders and organizations in a more targeted way, with an emphasis on those working with communities that are particularly vulnerable to the devastations of COVID-19, through direct grant support and capacity building. 

NorCAN will continue to send out a weekly update through the NorCAN listserv with pandemic-related information for nonprofits, as well as trainings and resources to support you during this difficult time on issues of governance, leadership and management.  Visit our Email List page for more information about the listserv and how to subscribe. The NorCAN, Cascadia, and HAF websites also have a lot of information we’ve curated to support you. Please let us know if you’re not finding what you’re looking for.

 Please contact staff member Amy Jester if your organization is serving vulnerable communities through the pandemic and you’d like to see how HAF or NorCAN might be a resource – or 707.267.8984

 Thank you for your understanding. We’re in this together.


Upcoming Workshops & Events


Proposal Writing Boot Camp 

3 week online course offered by Candid for $525

Training details provided at orientation session on April 5, 2022 at 11:00AM- 12:00PM

Learn more and register 

Learn the essential knowledge and skills to develop effective foundation grant proposals in this three-week course.  In this interactive course, you will connect with expert Candid trainers and your peers to learn the practical skills needed to: build the key components of a competitive grant proposal to a foundationdevelop a well-organized budget, and identify a targeted list of foundation funding prospects. You will be encouraged to approach your proposal from the funder's perspective and to think critically about what makes a compelling pitch. 

The workshop is intended for audience of all levels of experience, and will include opportunities to draft a logic model and letter of inquiry that you can use to pursue funding for a project for which you would like to seek foundation fundingTo accommodate diversity in learning styles, the three weeks are grounded in project-based learning and include individual writing time, self-paced eLearning, live virtual lectures, and small group discussions and peer activities. 


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