Capacity Building

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Shatil builds the capacity of hundreds of organizations yearly through tailored consulting and group training workshops and courses. Shatil’s innovative workshops and courses are delivered throughout Israel, utilizing the expertise of a multi-lingual and multi-cultural staff.

Our target audiences are social change agents: non-profit staff, social entrepreneurs, activists, students, public sector professionals and others. We also work with local authorities, academia, business representatives and others who share our commitment to create a more just and democratic society. Shatil’s capacity building services are an invaluable resource that enables them to leverage their activities and transform ideas into constructive action for a better Israel.

One-on-One Consulting

Every year, Shatil provides more than 10,000 hours of capacity building and consultation services to over 400 organizations, movements, and coalitions. Our efforts have helped lead to a marked improvement in social change organizations’ organizational capacities, improving their managerial, fundraising and additional functions. Shatil’s experts provide consultation in fields such as:

  • Organizational development and management: developing organizational vision; building effective work plans; project management; staff development; nurturing cross sector and inter-organizational collaborations; initiating and implementing strategic thinking and planning processes; managing relations between Board, staff and funders. 
  • Resource development: producing effective marketing materials; utilizing the internet to recruit supporters and raise funds; presenting and explaining projects to funders; maintaining and expanding the donor base; diversifying income sources from Israeli and foreign foundations, private donors, the local community, income generating projects, partnering with businesses and with state institutions.
  • Financial Management: building project and organizational budget; monitoring expenses; understanding financial reports; meeting tax regulations; and working with accountants and banks.
  • Advocacy and media relations: building a comprehensive policy change work plan, consisting of diverse strategies; utilizing the media to promote the organization’s objectives; reaching and establishing working relations with decision makers; monitoring implementation of decisions; mobilizing public campaigns.
  • Program Evaluation: Shatil guides nonprofits in articulating their programs’ theory of change, identifying information needs, collecting, analyzing and distributing data, and using findings to improve organizational performance
  • Conflict transformation: the constructive struggle model of nonviolent campaigning, promoting shared living in conflict arenas; alleviating Jewish-Arab tensions in the workplace; resolving conflicts and overcoming crises in inter-organizational partnerships.
  • Technology and online social marketing: building an effective internet website; marketing the organization, its messages and values; branding and positioning the organization to raise awareness to bolster impact.

In 2012 Shatil launched what is known as Sha’ar Shatil, an internet gateway through which all organizations and groups seeking Shatil assistance must apply. Since its inception we have seen a substantial increase in completed request forms submitted to Shatil.

Shatil Campus

Long-term consulting is complemented by the approximately 100 tailor-made training programs offered annually through the Shatil Campus for Social Change. The trainings give thousands of emerging and established social-change agents an opportunity to acquire valuable knowledge and skills, network, learn from one another, and discover common agendas and possible future areas and methods of collaboration.

For example, an integrated leadership training in the field of disabilities gives participants both an in-depth theoretical framework and comprehensive guidance in the framing and implementation of practical projects, such as an initiative to support families where one or both of the parents is psychosocially disabled; a peer-led initiative aimed at providing emotional support to individuals during their rehabilitation process; and many other ventures which brought together people with and without disabilities to engage in joint action for the benefit of their communities and for reduction of stereotypes.

Other popular courses include training in facilitative leadership, resource development for non-profits, financial management in a socially-oriented context, and building a community-based organization.

The courses are offered throughout the country, both on-line and face-to-face.