Capacity Building Program

"As an artist we are running our own businesses and Potlatch Fund definitely helped me put that all into perspective." Toma Villa, Yakama (Native Arts Cohort)

"Potlach Fund has done a very good job of advocating for Natives and the work that we all do, and the people I have worked with in the cohort have become family." Gerri Smalls, Northern Cheyenne
(Nonprofit Management Cohort)

Our Model

Potlatch Fund has the unique experience of visiting nearly every Tribal and urban Native community in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Montana to provide training and technical assistance services.

In 2014 the training program evolved into a cohort-based delivery model.

These cohorts are part of our ongoing efforts at increasing philanthropy in Northwest Indian Country through the education of philanthropic entities and Native-led nonprofits.


What do we do?

In essence, the Capacity Building Program is about our people, empowering emerging leaders, and developing sound strategies in nonprofit management as well as fundraising and grant writing to increase organizational capacity of Native-led organizations.

We offer three cohorts: Nonprofit Management, Language Preservation, and Native Arts. To learn more about the cohorts please visit the Cohorts Website.

We also offer Fee-for-Service trainings focused on organizational development and practical management skills.