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Capacity Building

TSC offers Capacity Building (CB) at no cost to all TGNC-led organizations.
We believe that capacity building is essential for TGNC-led organizations to thrive.  

Leaders are in the driver's seat

For every CB project, organizational leaders choose the topic and approach.
We pair TSC expert Capacity Coaches based on the needs of the organization.
Together they craft a tailored plan from start to finish. 



TGNC - Led




Budgets under $500k


located in the south

Our Capcity Building Expertise

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  • Utilizing art for advocacy campaigns 

  • Integrating art within programming, services, and communications 

Art as a Tool for TGNC Advocacy & Social Justice 

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  • Creating a basic budget 

  • Understanding financial statements 

  • Reporting for grants  

Finance & Budgeting 

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  • Presenting with confidence  

  • Preplanning and best practices for presentations 

Public Speaking & Building Presentations 

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  • Assessing organizational needs

  • Developing protocols and systems

Building an Administrative Infrastructure 

Cecilia Gentili in person capacity building Transgender Strategy Center
  • Writing a successful proposal 

  • Fundraising 

Grant writing & Fundraising 

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  • Developing a comprehensive strategic communications plan 

  • Planning organizational promotion and marketing 

  • Crafting key messaging for advocacy projects 


Strategic Communications 

Reagin Wiklund and Toni Michelle
  • Creating your training program

  • Developing and piloting curriculum

Building Curriculums & Trainings

Tatyana Moaton Transgender Strategy Center
  • Recruiting and retention  

  • Creating TGNC inclusion policies 

  • Developing internal manuals and procedures 

  • Creating relevant processes for an organization 

Human Resources Management 

Cecilia Gentili transgender strategy center capcity building
  • Addressing historical trauma for TGNC communities 

  • Building skills as a leader in an organization impacted by trauma 

  • Establishing what a trauma informed work culture looks like 

Trauma, Self-Care & Organizational Emotional Capacity 

Morey Riordan Transgender Strategy Center
  • Understanding Board of Directors (BOD)Recruiting and retaining a strong  

  • Creating a succession plan for a strong BOD 


Building Your Board 

Aryah Lester executive director of transgender strategy center at the trans march
  • Developing and implementing local and national policy 

  • Mapping out a strategy for advocacy 

Policy & Advocacy Campaigns 

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  • Coming Soon!



Aryah Lester Executive DirectorTransgender Strategy Center
  • Following a tailored professional development plan for the Executive Director 

  • Assessing key issues for individual work with goals 

  • Researching and connecting to resources to supplement coaching 

Executive Director Coaching (or leadership) 

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  • Developing a comprehensive organization/program evaluation plan 

  • Collecting and analyzing data 

  • Telling your story with data 


Program Evaluation 

We use the Trans Justice Funding Project definition of
TGNC-led organizations, which defines TGNC led as:

“the majority of the people in charge of your group identify as transgender or gender non-conforming (TGNC)."

"In Charge" Means

If you have a ...

  • director, your director should identify TGNC

  • board, a collective, or an advisory committee, the majority of staff, collective or committee members should identify TGNC. 

  • staff, the majority of staff members should identify as TGNC. 

  • group that is volunteer-run, the majority of your volunteer leaders should identify as TGNC. 

    If your group has a TGNC-related program that includes trans or gender non-conforming leadership, but the majority of your organization’s leadership (director, staff, board, etc) do not identify as trans or gender non-conforming, your group is not TGNC-led. 

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