Topic: Capacity Building Basics

What is Capacity Building?

The National Council of Nonprofits provides a clear definition of capacity building and it’s use along with useful tools including a readiness checklist and tips for working with consultants. Also provided are great capacity building related links for nonprofits and grantmakers.

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501 Commons’ Nonprofit Resource Directory

501 Commons, a nonprofit capacity building organization, maintains this comprehensive and curated set of resources, tools, templates and recommendations in more than two dozen topic areas. Includes an online Guide to Volunteer Management, a venues maps, consultant lists, the Technology Knowledge Center, and a free standards-based organizational self-assessment tool.

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Strengthening Nonprofit Capacity: Core Concepts in Capacity Building

This publication gives funders more of the tools they need to offer capacity-building support that helps grantees be even more successful. But Strengthening Nonprofit Capacity doesn’t just talk about what makes capacity building most effective, it actually makes these practices understandable and doable. It does this by providing guidance on how to build trust with…

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