Cohorts and Convening
The Forbes Funds uses a cohort model to work with groups of organizations that share similar capacity needs. This model identifies the key needs shared by organizations, develops a strategy for addressing those needs for all participating organizations, and encourages peer learning. The Forbes Funds solicits participants for Cohorts by issuing formal requests for proposals or by inviting agencies to apply.
The Forbes Funds also provides educational sessions for nonprofits and their boards to learn about the impact and opportunities presented by sector and funding environment changes. It is our goal to provide nonprofits with resources and solutions to help them be nimble and innovative. Convening sessions have included succession planning, board development, building strategic alliances, fundraising, and financial management, among others.