What Is Capacity Building, And How Can It Help My Nonprofit?
Capacity building is increasingly becoming a priority discussion amongst nonprofit organizations and nonprofit management support services. Defined as “actions that improve nonprofit effectiveness,” capacity building encompasses all activities that improve an organization’s ability to achieve its mission. Capacity building is growing a healthy organization that can reach and sustain its mission in the long-term.
Capacity building develops an organization’s core skills and capabilities by strengthening its leadership, management, financial management, fundraising, programs, and evaluation methods. Building a healthy organization will result in the development of adequate organizational resources. When coupled with measurable progress towards organizational challenges and priorities, capacity building for nonprofits can ensure smoother operations and enhance their ability to impact others positively.