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As part of our mission to give women, girls, and the organizations that serve them the tools they need to create change in our community, the Women’s Fund is excited to launch our new Amplify! workshop series.

Last year we surveyed the staff of women and girl-serving organizations across the four counties of Western Massachusetts to identify their capacity-building needs. Based on the results of that survey, the Women’s Fund is collaborating with expert trainers and coaches to offer capacity-building workshops focused on the needs of organizations serving women and girls. With support from the Beveridge Family Foundation, the Women’s Fund is able to invest in the staff of local nonprofits by offering these high-quality trainings at a substantially reduced cost to participants.

The Amplify! workshop series will kick off with trainings from Multicultural BRIDGE in February and the CT Data Collaborative in April. Additional information on the workshop topics and presenters will be available soon.

Read more about the experts leading these workshops:

Multicultural BRIDGE is a grassroots organization dedicated to advancing equity and justice by promoting cultural competence, positive psychology, and mutual understanding and acceptance. The organization acts as a catalyst for change through collaboration, education, training, dialogue, fellowship and advocacy. BRIDGE connects vulnerable community members with key resources and networks, while also providing education to both local institutions and the community at large. They are a minority and women run non-profit certified by the Office of Supplier Diversity of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and their certified competencies are training, education, language access, and multicultural awareness.


The Connecticut Data Collaborative (CTData) strives for informed decision-making across Connecticut and works to empower an ecosystem of data users by democratizing access to public data and building data literacy. Among its programs and initiatives, the Connecticut Data Collaborative manages the CTData Academy, which aims to increase data literacy, build data capacity and enable nonprofits, state and local government, community groups, and organizations across the state to effectively use their own data, open data, and data from other sources, for the purpose of understanding, measuring, advocating, and impacting lives.