Our trainings equip Native nonprofit and community leaders, Native philanthropic professionals, tribal funders, and foundations with the knowledge, skills and cultural grounding to bring an indigenous lens to their work and grow a network of Native-centered partners.

Art of Reciprocity (AoR)

The Art of Reciprocity (AoR) began with a need to develop a fundraising guide that speaks to Native people, fundraisers, and philanthropists who are in the trenches of creating change; people with the heart but not always the tools or access to the resources of many professional fundraisers.

The goal of AoR is to train participants who can use this model as a template to develop a fund development training program and support system within each community, which reflects the values, culture and history of giving grounded in their own experience and vision of the future.

Circle of Leadership Academy (CoLA)

In continuously driving reciprocity, learning and sharing, the Circle of Leaders Academy (CoLA) is an 12-month leadership development program designed to educate and empower Native American leadership in the philanthropic and nonprofit sectors. CoLA engages emerging and mid-career Native American leaders and educates them in the field of philanthropy and nonprofits through experiential learning and sharing, professional development, networking and mentorship opportunities.

Native Culture & Context for Philanthropy (NCCP)

NCCP is designed to deepen the cultural understanding and engagement of philanthropic organizations to adopt strategic and inclusive grantmaking to and develop partnerships with Native communities. Available individually or whole (4), the symposia-based learning sessions share the Native realities and context that includes local, regional, and national wisdom holders.

Symposium I History and Culture of Native Communities
Symposium II Tribal Sovereignty and Self-Determination
Symposium III Native Philanthropy and Reciprocity
Symposium IV Foundation-Identified Issue Area