After a successful pilot program in 2021-2022, the Toledo Neighborhood Capacity Building Institute (TNCBI) program will return for a second run beginning August 2024 and ending in June 2025. TNCBI is designed to build support for neighborhood revitalization through engaging select nonprofit organizations to build capacity in strategic areas for effective neighborhood revitalization and sustainability.

Registration information will be open April 29 to May 31, 2024.

What You'll Learn

  • Mission, vision, bylaw, and policy guidance
  • Marketing, communication, fundraising, and grant writing strategy
  • How to build a team based on collaboration and partnership, from staffing and board governance to succession planning and leadership development
  • The cultural and political history of Toledo, understanding the systems of power, and how to create structure in your community

What to Expect

12 Learning Modules:

  • Board Development
  • Strategic Planning
  • Succession Planning
  • Collaborations and Partnerships
  • Grant Writing
  • Fund Development vs. Grant Writing
  • Solutions-based programming and services
  • Neighborhood Planning and Zoning
  • Social Media Marketing

4-6 micro-learning sessions specific to organizational and neighborhood issues identified by the 2024-2025 cohort of participants.

Capstone project demonstrating the knowledge and skills you have gained through your participation in the program.

Program Framework


15 participants will be selected to complete the class. Application is open April 29 to May 31, 2024.



From August 2024 through June 2025, participants will attend several sessions in-person and virtually to complete the program.


Upon completion of the institute, the cohort will have a formal graduation with recognition from the Mayor and City Council.