Capacity Building Services


In honoring the Hopi Foundation's goal to strengthen community through collaborative actions, the Capacity Building Services provides training in the in the areas of Fundraising, Board Development and Strategic Planning to local nonprofits, tribal organizations, villages, the philanthropic sector and external stakeholders to strengthen their internal organizational capacity.

In addition, we have conducted local and Community Based Research and continue to work with our community through avenues of facilitation, community organizing and networking around issues that matter most. 

Fundraising Training includes an introduction to nonprofit fundraising tools, education on philanthropic trends, and sharing of best practice and tips for launching fundraising. In addition, training includes:

  • Facilitated discussions to assess your organization's needs, current assets and revenue projections to determine your capacity to launch fundraising.
Board Development Training includes best practice in strengthening ethical & prudent practices in the defined areas but not limited to:
  • Roles & Responsibilities
  • Relationship Building with key stakeholders and the various levels of Governance
  • Policy & Resource Development
  • Historical Review of Organization 
Strategic Planning includes the facilitation of developing long and short term goals that support current practice and future sustainability of the service/s provided.  Strategic planning service includes:
  • A historical review of your program, department, or organization that includes pre‐assessment interviews.
  • A strategic planning work session that meets your specific need for updating or developing new strategic efforts/goals. Can include assessing organizational growth, challenges, revision or development of mission and vision, marketing/communication, and asset mapping.
  • A condensed report of session outcomes and documented strategic action plan.
Our Fees
Our fees for service can be tailored to every organization based on identified priority areas defined by meetings with key stakeholders as a pre-assessment phase prior to the delivery of training and facilitation. Our staff will take time to identify the best approach in being of service to further our goal of strengthening community through the delivery of our capacity building services.

Past Partners
Hopi Tutskwa Permaculture, Hopi Tewa Women's Coalition, Hopi Department of Health & Human Services, Hopi Office of Land Information Services, Office of Hopi Lands, Hopi Villages (Bacavi, Sichomovi, Sipaulovi, Walpi and Shungopavi), Red Feather Development Group, Tawa'ovi Community Development Board, The Nakwatsvewat Institute, First Mesa Youth Center, and the Hopi Tribal Judicial Branch.