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It’s a fact that strong organizations often get the best results. By definition, capacity building is a measurable improvement in an organization’s ability to fulfill its mission through programs supported by management, governance, finances and systems. Investing in capacity building costs contribute to a nonprofit’s ability to perform from a position of strength.

Capacity building needs are different at various stages of organizational life. We have an assessment tool offered to Lifecycles Funders designed to facilitate your grantees understanding of their Lifecycles stage and address the corresponding capacity needs in a prioritized and non-judgmental way.

We also offer a variety of cohort capacity programs for Lifecycles Funders wishing to strengthen the capacity of a group of mission-critical grantees. Contact us for more information.

Funders, looking for ways to engage?

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Meet our team and learn about the Institute.

Read Chapter 11: Nonprofit Lifecycles to understand principles of nonprofit capacity.

Read Part 1 of Nonprofit Lifecycles to better understand your grantee’s capacity stage

Learn from our Lifecycle Funders the impact of the Lifecycles Self-Assessment and Lifecycles Capacity programs.

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Become a member of the Institute.

Have a difficult grant situation? Consider a Lifecycles Assessment to pinpoint issues and target solutions.

Request to speak to another funder involved with NLI’s capacity building programs.

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Host a lecture or workshop for your community.

Hire one of our trained consultants to conduct a Lifecycles Assessment in your community.

Invest in a Lifecycles Capacity cohort program for greatest organizational impact and ROI

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