Celebrating a successful capacity building course!
Many of you already know that Ryan & I have been active assisting non-profit organizations to build their capacity in one way or another, whether its acquiring a youth program or a website, or teaching a class on effective organizations. Ripples is not just about helping ourselves live a sustainable lifestyle; we’re also dedicated to inviting others to join us on the journey in their own ways, which is often the work of non-profit organizations assisting with food justice, energy efficiency, and other causes.
The course I was honored to teach through Youth Action for Change is now over, and I’m able to focus more on our homesteading dream. It was an incredible experience for me to lead a course on non-profit capacity building for youth around the world to help their organizations improve. I learned so much from my students, and did some of the homework myself too!
The first thing people ask when they hear about this class is What is capacity building? and the second question is Where are your students from? Here is a shout out to the awesome class of change-makers helping make the world more sustainable & just! Applause to the students in:
- South Africa
- Brunei Darussalam
- Sierra Leone
- Republic of Armenia
- Sri Lanka
- Federated States of Micronesia (FSM)
Their work is very inspirational, and they have provided many great case studies of organizations as well as unique ways of looking at organization improvement – check out our Facebook group and its photo album for brilliant ideas!
Last, I’d like to share with you our course Wiki so that more people can have access to this curriculum and the resources in it. Youth Action for Change offers terrific courses like this one, and may be offering this course again soon. It is well worth applying!
Congrats again to all those students who graduated from the course this month!