FY24 Cohort-Based Trainings

We are very excited to continue offering cohort-based trainings aligned with our commitment to support the organizational health and resilience of the nonprofits serving our communities. We believe these opportunities will help address organization concerns and help propel your organization to the next level.

We have partnered with Jumpstart Network for Good and ABFE to offer year-long, cohort-based trainings for nonprofits in our six counties, including Miami-Dade, Palm Beach, St. Lucie, Martin, Pinellas, and Hillsborough.

Due to an anticipated high call volume, contact Brittney Frazier, the Grants Officer, via email at bfrazier@afmfl.org to schedule a time to discuss opportunities. 

Jumpstart Network for Good - Fundraising Program

Allegany Franciscan Ministries is very excited to launch our next cohort with Jumpstart Network for Good. This cohort opportunity provides grant partners with effective fundraising capacity-building support to create transformational change. It is an immersive, year-long program that pairs nonprofits with a personal fundraising coach who meets with organizations (virtually) twice per month to help acquire, retain, and upgrade individual donors, and also provides integrated technology needed to engage community, diversify revenue, and sustain their programs. View full Program Overview.

One-On-One Coaching

Each participant will have the opportunity to match with a fundraising coach at the start of the program, Participants typically meet virtually with their coach twice a month, however, scheduling is flexible to accommodate the nonprofit’s calendar and upcoming campaigns.

Convenings & Peer Learning

Over the course of the year-long program, Jumpstart Network for Good  will co-facilitate two to three cohort meetings. During these meetings, nonprofit leaders have the opportunity to share success stories, ask for advice, and discuss where they may be challenged in an open forum.

Technology & Technical Assistance

Participants will move from disjointed, isolated systems to manage and engage their donors through Network for Good’s technology suite.

Educational Curriculum & Virtual Library

As a cohort, all participants are enrolled in a monthly best-practice fundraising curriculum that complements coaching sessions. Each month, a different fundraising topic is presented, and nonprofits receive corresponding tools and templates.

We will offer participation to a cohort of 15 organizations at no cost. Allegany Franciscan Ministries is committed to providing ongoing capacity-building support to cohort participants at the completion of the program.

The Jumpstart cohort application deadline has passed. Organizations will be notified of acceptance by mid-September via email. This program will begin in late September. If you completed an application and missed the informational webinar on Aug. 29th, click here to access the recording.

ABFE - Racial Equity Leadership Program

To support nonprofit leaders in being deliberate in their work to advance racial equity in their communities, Allegany Franciscan Ministries has partnered with ABFE to provide a two-part cohort opportunity geared toward building and strengthening competencies on these issues.

This program’s objectives are as follows (according to the two parts):

  1. Assist minority leaders from nonprofit organizations foster a deeper historical and structural understanding for what it means to advance racial equity as an organization, both operationally and programmatically.
  2. Implement ABFE’s three core tools for advancing racial equity towards a few real time examples from participating organizations, to create a community of practice.
Facilitated by ABFE, participating leaders will receive focused racial equity trainings for equipping them with the shared knowledge, skills, and tools needed to better understand and implement racially equitable practices. For the nature of this opportunity, priority will be given to Black applicants.

Intended Audience

The ideal candidates for this opportunity include a C-Suite level Executive (Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director, Chief Operating Officer) and a staff member designated by Executive Leadership.

Timeline & Key Dates

Application Deadline- September 19, 2023

Notification of Decision- September 29, 2023

Orientation- October 11, 2023

Session 1- October 25 from 11AM-2PM

Session 2- November 1 from 11AM-2PM

Post-Program Office Hours TBA

Program Readiness Checklist – Please review carefully before considering applying.

The following considerations indicate strong applications and predict positive programmatic outcomes:

*My organization has interest in promoting racially equitable practices to address the disproportionate negative outcomes of Black and other historically marginalized communities.
*Resources (human capital) are available to act on our commitment.
*There is Board and Staff Leadership buy-in.
*We have key staff contacts identified to coordinate some learning activities with the ABFE team over the duration of the series.
*There is a commitment to participate in all virtual workshops. The workshops are in sequential order, and each is a pre-requisite to the next.
*There is a willingness to share data on the organization’s policies and practices as well as data you have available on the communities that you serve.

We will offer participation to a cohort of 15 organizations with representation of two staff members per organization at no cost. Allegany Franciscan Ministries is committed to providing ongoing capacity-building support to cohort participants at the completion of the program. To be considered, please express your interest in the program by completing this very brief application form by Tuesday, September 19th.

The following Eligibility and Limitations apply to both cohort opportunities. 


To be considered for a cohort-based training opportunity, the organization must meet the following basic requirements:

* Have received a ruling from the Internal Revenue Services confirming its exemption from federal income tax under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code

* Programs or services must be provided in at least one of the following counties: Miami-Dade, Palm Beach, Martin, St. Lucie, Hillsborough, or Pinellas

* Has an operating budget of $2 million or less  (hospitals and universities are not eligible)

* Population(s) served identify as BIPOC, LGTBQ+, or individuals with disabilities


*Organizations cannot receive multiple funding support from other cohort-based opportunities offered by Allegany Franciscan Ministries and the Tau Grant program in FY24 (excluding ABFE Racial Equity Leadership Program); organizations can only receive funding through one of those opportunities.