Building Management Capacity

As described by Grantmakers for Effective Organizations, organizational capacity is "the long-term ability of an organization to fulfill its mission by measurably achieving its objectives through a blend of sound management, strong governance, and a persistent dedication to assessing and achieving results."

Increasing demands on nonprofit organizations require much more to be accomplished with fewer resources than in years past. One way for organizations to meet these needs is to have in place an infrastructure comprised of established business practices and documented processes. This enables the executive to move from a reactive to a proactive operating model.

To help organizations establish and maintain a solid infrastructure and develop good governance, we have organized a variety of tools into the following categories: