South Beach Civic Association

Staten Island, NY

Business Trainings

The Seven Habits of Highly Successful IOBY Leaders

Thinking about running a crowdfunding campaign for a great local project and wondering where to start? This webinar covers seven top practices taken from our most successful ioby Leaders to date. We’ll cover tips on what you should do now to prepare for an awesome campaign, including building your fundraising team, donor prospecting, turning donors into fundraisers, and telling a great story.

Date/Time: Wednesday, Sept. 21, 12:30 – 1:15 PM

Location: Webinar

Cost: Free; but must register.

Telling Your Story

Successfully marketing your work or pitching yourself to donors often depends on your skills as a storyteller. In this webinar, we’ll discuss how to put your talents as an artist to good use in crafting the best possible story to present yourself to the public.

Date/Time: Thursday, Sept. 22, 2 – 3 PM

Location: Webinar

Cost: Free; but must register.

Crowdfunding Webinar

This webinar will explore the benefits and tools of crowdfunding sites. Find out how to make crowdfunding an effective fundraising tool, and how to turn your donors into your audience. We will also explore how these resources can be used in conjunction with fiscal sponsorship.

Date/Time: Tuesday, Sept. 27, 7- 8 PM

Location: Webinar

Cost: Free; but  must register.

Citizens Committee Neighborhood Leadership Institute

We host free community workshops on great ways to mobilize your neighbors, raise funds (beyond our own grants), navigate city government, and more. We share stories, tools, and tips custom-tailored to meet the needs of grassroots groups—and listen to your experiences.

Cost: Free but RSVP is required to Imani at or 212-822-9567

Upcoming Workshops:

  • Basics of Community Organizing-Saturday Sept. 24
  •  Group Structure-Saturday Oct.1
  • Navigating City Government-Saturday Oct. 15
  • Media Tools-Saturday Oct.22
  • Grassroots Fundraising-Saturday Oct. 29