Center for Civic Engagement

Technical Assistance and Capacity-Building

The Center for Civic Engagement has a long history of serving the community with technical assistance and capacity building. It was instrumental in the establishment of the Nonprofit Enterprise Center which opened in 2004 and closed in 2012.

Experience and Past Support
Through private entities like the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and the Paso del Norte Health Foundation, as well as through public funding sources like Community Outreach Partnerships Center (COPC) HUD grant and most recently through the City of El Paso’s Strengthening Communities ARA grant, the CCE has provided hundreds of hours to over 100 nonprofit organizations in the community.

The CCE has the ability to connect you with individuals who can provide you with consulting and training services if we do not have the skills sets in-house to serve you.

Workshops and Assistance we have provided organizations with:
Program Development
Volunteer Management
Strategic Planning / Action Planning
Running effective meetings
Leading Effective Neighborhood Associations
Understanding and Managing Conflict
Using SPSS
Using Microsoft Word and PowerPoint
Evaluating your Program
Board Recruitment and Development
Board Best Practices
Grant Writing and Grant Searching
Basics of Social Media
Public Speaking
Effective Presentations
Hosting Town Halls and Community Meetings
Team Building
Youth Leadership Development

Topics and areas referred to our partners:
Bookkeeping and accounting
Marketing and Promotion
Donor Development
Organizing a Capital Campaign
Forming a 501c3
Best Practices, Best Policies and Procedures
Developing a Communications Plan

Fees are associated with services; however, there are often opportunities to serve your needs through Student Intern Hires, Service-learning programing, Community Work-Study Program, and partnerships. 

We recommend as a best practice that you always include a line item for capacity-building and technical assistance (sometimes as "Professional Development") in your grants so that you may have access to funds that can garnish you professional assistance.