Capacity Building

Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Social Venture Partners Connecticut Awards $150,000 In Capacity Building Funding

WESTPORT, CT -- Social Venture Partners Connecticut (SVP-CT), a philanthropic organization that provides multi-year support to nonprofits in the form of cash grants, loans and hands-on assistance by its members, announced the release of its 2014 grant awards totaling $150,000 in financial support to three Connecticut organizations; Connecticut Pre-Engineering Program (CPEP), Harbor Watch, and International Institute of Connecticut (iiCONN). SVP-CT is a field of interest fund administered by Fairfield County’s Community Foundation.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015
New GrantCraft Guide Helps Funders Navigate Capacity Building

NEW YORK, NY — A new guide released today by GrantCraft, a service of Foundation Center, adds unique perspective on the ways foundations can boost organizational effectiveness of nonprofits. Supporting Grantee Capacity: Strengthening Effectiveness Together helps grantmakers make informed decisions about enhancing the sustainability of nonprofits by making investments aimed at improving specific organizational capacities.

Who is Engaging Stakeholders Well?

Grantmakers for Effective Organizations (GEO) has featured William Caspar Graustein Memorial Fund in a Smarter Grantmaking Playbook Interview.

Supporting Grantee Capacity: Strengthening Effectiveness Together

This guide from Grantcraft looks 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.