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.

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.