Capacity building is whatever is needed to bring a nonprofit to the next level of operational, programmatic, financial, or organizational maturity, so it may more effectively and efficiently advance its mission into the future. Capacity building is not a one-time effort to improve short-term effectiveness, but a continuous improvement strategy toward the creation of a sustainable and effective organization. – A Network Approach to Capacity Building, National Council of Nonprofits
The Pallottine Foundation of Huntington recognizes that dedicated and committed nonprofit organizations work tirelessly, and often with scarce resources, to provide much needed services to our community. Many times, nonprofits elect to spend these scarce resources on direct services to their clients and often forego much needed operational improvements.
Capacity Building grants are designed to strengthen the organizational infrastructure, management, and governance of eligible nonprofits. These grants are not about expanding an organization’s services, adding a new program, or renovating a building. The idea of capacity building is that improved internal systems will support improved and continued high-quality services to clients.
This support may include, but is not limited to:
- Board and Volunteer Training and Development
- Hardware and Software Upgrades
- Staff Training and Development
- Strategic, Marketing, and Communication Plan Development
- Website Development