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Demystifying Nonprofit Capacity Builders: Knowing When and How to Partner with Capacity Building Organizations

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 -
10:00am to 11:00am PDT
Conference Call
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In the nonprofit sector, capacity building support can help nonprofits build and strengthen their long-term sustainability and effectiveness. What do funders need to know when considering providing capacity building support to their nonprofit grantees, and how do they make the case for capacity building to their board? By better understanding the needs of their grantees and the landscape of capacity building resources, funders can assess whether they can directly provide capacity building support or partner with outside capacity builders instead. Capacity building organizations can help funders of all sizes – from small foundations to larger institutions —explore a nonprofit’s needs through diverse approaches, and help determine options to effectively provide capacity building support by examining the nonprofit’s program model, financial and human resources, management structure, and more.

Register now to learn more about challenges, myths, and opportunities around capacity building support.

Join Us To: 

  • Hear from a nonprofit capacity builder from the LA Capacity Builders Network on assessing the landscape of capacity building resources and a funder who has done both their own capacity building and work with outside partners
  • Discover best practices for making the case to your board and building trust with grantees
  • Have the opportunity to hear how others are experimenting in capacity building support and creatively working with outside capacity building organizations


Discussion Moderator: Annabelle Rosborough, Southern California Grantmakers

Discussion Speakers: Lindsey Stammerjohn, John Gogian Family Foundation, and David Factor, Executive Service Corps of Southern California 

Administrators: Kristen Scott Kennedy and Abby Wood, Grantmakers for Effective Organizations

Targeted Audience: 

Please note that this call is for SDG, NCG and SCG members or California members of GEO only.