Topic: Capacity Building Basics

Facilitation Resources

Chris Corrigan helps organizations and communities address strategic challenges by facilitating meaningful dialogue around decision making. Chris maintains this library of tools and exercises as a resource for teams that are looking to self-organize, build strategy and facilitate participatory group discussion.  

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Fund the People Toolkit

This free, comprehensive resource was developed by Fund the People to help funders, nonprofits, and others maximize investment in the nonprofit workforce. Nonprofit people are nonprofit programs so supporting the nonprofit workforce is an effective strategy for increasing performance, impact, and sustainability. Content specifically for nonprofits can be found here.

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The New Normal: Capacity Building During a Time of Disruption

In Open Impact‘s new report, “The New Normal: Capacity Building During a Time of Disruption,” Adene Sacks, Heather McLeod Grant, and Kate Wilkinson explore what nonprofits are struggling with now, what they need to be effective, and how philanthropy can better respond to their current needs. “We believe this is a moment of reckoning in…

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Principles for Good Governance and Ethical Practice Resource Center

Independent Sector’s Resource Center is the gateway to hundreds of free online tools and resources that support charitable organizations in their implementation of the The Principles for Good Governance and Ethical Practice – a publication that outlines 33 principles of sound practice for charitable organizations and foundations related to legal compliance and public disclosure, effective…

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Building the Capacity to Innovate

In 2017, The Bridgespan Group and The Rockefeller Foundation surveyed the leaders of 145 nonprofit organizations. Nearly 80 percent reported that their organizations aspire to innovate. And the majority reported that innovation is critical for their organizations. Unfortunately, less than half of respondents feel their organizations have the capacity to innovate. This guide can help….

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