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Capacity Building


Supporting Grantee Capacity: Strengthening Effectiveness Together

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In Supporting Grantee Capacity: Strengthening Effectiveness Together, GrantCraft look at how funders approach building capacity with grantees. Through examples from foundations ranging in size, mission, and geography, we explore various strategies for capacity building and the types of awareness that funders can choose to incorporate in decision making to facilitate informed, thoughtful judgments about strengthening organizations.


Community Capacity Building: Lessons Learned from our Partners

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This report highlights three philanthropic efforts to build the capacity of local communities in the West - The Ford Family Foundation’’s Ford Institute Leadership Program, the Northwest Area Foundation’’s Horizons Program, and the Orton Family Foundation’’s Heart and Soul Community Planning Program.

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Do Nothing About Me Without Me: An Action Guide for Engaging Stakeholders

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Copublished by Grantmakers for Effective Organizations and IISC, this guide argues the value of engaging diverse stakeholders, highlights grantmakers who are bringing stakeholders into the center of their work and offers a variety of tools to help grantmakers better engage grantees, community members and other partners.


Lean, Keen Producing Machines Peer Community: April 2020

Thursday, April 9, 2020 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm

Join us for a conversation about strategies that PSOs are using to grow their capacity by leveraging human, financial and social capital within our networks – partnering with members to bring speakers to a region; using a members’ lobbyist to monitor our own policy priorities; using long-time members to reach out to prospective members; etc. We invite you to come prepared to share an idea – or two! – about how you are either doing this or considering doing this in your own organization.

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Latest Releases From the Field- Early November 2018

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Check out the latest releases from around the nonprofit sector featuring items from the Center for Disaster Philanthropy, Center for Effective Philanthropy, Foundation Center, Funders Concerned About AIDS, GrantCraft, National Philanthropic Trust and Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers.