Capacity Building

Meet the Grantmakers: Capacity Building

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Publication date: 
08/2015

A joint effort by Grantmakers of Western Pennsylvania and the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – Nonprofit Resource Center, this program provided an opportunity for grantseekers to enrich their understanding about organizations in our region that support nonprofit capacity building efforts.  Representatives from several local funding agencies provided an overview of their initiatives, briefly describing their giving priorities, types of capacity building support (grants/technical assistance), application guidelines, how and when decisions are made, and more!  

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Supporting Grantee Capacity: Strengthening Effectiveness Together

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Publication date: 
02/2015

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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Publication date: 
05/2012

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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Publication date: 
06/2010

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.

Enthusiastic Response To WCCF Workshop

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Release Date: 
01/22/2018
Over eighty representatives from nearly sixty local charitable organizations attended a capacity building grants workshop on January 17 at the Southpointe Golf Club. The workshop was hosted by the Washington County Community Foundation (WCCF) to...
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