Funder Discussion: Analysis of Regional Capacity Building

GWP Members Only Program
Analysis of Regional Capacity-Building Project
Thursday, May 18, 2023
9:00am to 11:00am EDT
Two Gateway Center, First Floor Conference Center
603 Stanwix St. Pittsburgh
PA 15222
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In 2020 The Nonprofit Effectiveness Study, published by Program to Aid Citizen Enterprise (PACE) illustrated that although capacity building measurably increases the effectiveness of nonprofits, 66% of the nonprofits need more. Furthermore, it revealed that 23% receive more capacity-building support than they need. It also confirmed that many Black-led and Black-serving nonprofit organizations had far less access to resources for capacity-building than their White-led and White-serving counterparts in Western Pennsylvania, thus impacting these organizations’ ability to improve the wellbeing of their communities and effectively carry out their missions.

In response to this glaring difference in access to capacity-building, PACE engaged with Common Cause Consultants (CCC) to continue the Analysis of Regional Capacity Building Project. They investigated a crucial issue: What are the intervention points needed to best serve nonprofits throughout the 10- county region of Southwestern Pennsylvania?

Join us for this session to review the findings from the analysis of capacity-building efforts and explore together some of the opportunities and challenges our funding community might address together.


Lucille Dabney, President & CEO, PACE
LaTrenda Sherrill, Principal + Lead Consultant, Common Cause Consultants

This will be an in-person gathering.


9:00 - 9:30 AM Networking

9:30-11:00 AM Program

Light breakfast and beverages will be provided

Two Gateway Center is located directly across from Gateway Center T Stop. Nearby parking garages include Gateway Center Garage, Riverfront Center at 625 Stanwix, Etage Garage at 400 Stanwix St. Please sign in with the security guard and proceed to the first floor conference room.

We are committed to making GWP events accessible to all members. If you have questions, or if an accommodation would be helpful to fully participate, please reach out to Paula or call 412-471-6488 and we will make every effort to accommodate your request.