Amplify Madison

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WELCOME TO AMPLIFY MADISON!

 

Amplify Madison seeks to increase skills, voice, and visibility for women, trans women and femmes of color in the local nonprofit community in Madison

 

Professional Development Options

Each cohort will select a conference, workshop or another professional development opportunity of their choosing or creation. The professional development opportunity must increase the cohort’s knowledge, expose them to best practices, and foster relationships and collaborations with other nonprofits to Amplify Madison.

Deadlines

There is just one deadline in  2020 to submit proposals. Amplify Madison expects to choose up to 8 cohorts (24 individuals).

Deadline: Friday, February 7, 2020, at noon for professional development opportunities occurring after March 15, 2020.

Organizational and Cohort Commitments

Each cohort selected for funding is expected to participate in the biannual Amplify Madison Learning Community meetings hosted by YWCA Madison. At the Amplify Madison Learning Community, participants can share best practices, lessons learned, and foster relationships and collaboration among cohorts. Amplify Madison participants will be invited to present at the YWCA Racial Justice Summit in September 2020. YWCA will maintain a speaker bureau webpage, where organizations or conference seeking speakers will be able to connect with participants in the Amplify Madison Learning Community.

Application process

Applying to Amplify Madison just take a few steps. Respond to a short survey and submit a 5 min phone quality video. Multilingual submissions are welcomed. Just click on APPLY TODAY button to start!

 

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GUIDELINES

Each cohort of three will be eligible for a total of $8250 (or $2750 per individual). This money can be used for conference fees, travel, lodging, and meals. One organization will take responsibility for submitting a final invoice with receipts to the YWCA for reimbursement of up to $8250 per cohort (or $2750 per individual). Organizations can submit up to two invoices: one that covers all expenses incurred in advance of the professional development opportunity, such as registration and airfare, and a second that covers all expenses incurred during the professional development opportunity. Please note that the funding goes to the individuals and not their organizations.

Nonprofits, individuals who work at nonprofits, and/or collaborations of nonprofits are invited to submit a proposal for a cohort of three people who would not otherwise have access to this professional development opportunity. Amplify Madison is intended to provide opportunities for women and people who experience gender-based oppression. The three individuals who apply together can include staff, board and/or volunteers and do not all need to be from the same organization – collaborations are encouraged. Racially diverse cohorts and cohorts comprised of people who intend to remain at their nonprofit in the Madison community will receive priority.

Each cohort will select a conference, workshop or another professional development opportunity of their choosing or creation. The professional development opportunity must increase the cohort’s knowledge, expose them to best practices, and foster relationships and collaborations with other nonprofits to Amplify Madison.

Each cohort selected for funding from Amplify Madison is expected to participate in the biannual Amplify Madison Learning Community meetings hosted by YWCA Madison. At the Amplify Madison Learning Community, participants can share best practices, lessons learned, and foster relationships and collaboration among cohorts. Amplify Madison participants will be invited to present at the YWCA Madison’s 2020 Racial Justice Summit. YWCA will maintain a speaker bureau webpage, where organizations or conference seeking speakers will be able to connect with participants in the Amplify Madison Learning Community.

We are very excited to host such a great opportunity to empower women in the Madison area,” said YWCA Madison CEO Vanessa McDowell. “Our entire community will be enriched when we make it possible to build stronger relationships and have more diverse voices sharing knowledge.
Vanessa McDowell, YWCA Madison CEO
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If you have any questions, please email us at amplify@ywcamadison.org.