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Capacity Building

Resources to Assess and Build Capacity

The following tools to assess and build capacity are easily transferable to both communities and development organizations.

A Guide to Building Sustainable Organizations from the Inside Out: An Organizational Capacity-Building Toolbox is a workbook produced for the Chicago Foundation for Women and is a unique tool for non-profit capacity assessment.

The non-profit oriented Organizational Assessment Tool produced by NGO Manager provides another alternative process and includes worksheets for users to utilize. http://www.ngomanager.org

The Measuring Community Capacity Building Workbook produced by the Aspen Institute is a comprehensive tool providing suggested strategies and measurement in the area of community capacity building.

The Marguerite Casey Foundation Organizational Capacity Assessment Tool is an self-assessment instrument in excel format that helps non-profits identify capacity strengths and challenges and establish capacity building goals.