There are many sources for capacity building assistance: consultants, professional advisors such as lawyers, accountants, university certificate programs, community foundations, management support organizations, and umbrella organizations for particular subsectors of nonprofits. Many offer stand-alone training or curricula.
National organizations may conduct trainings at large convenings or over the internet. Because the core of State Associations’ work is helping to build the capacity of other nonprofits in the state, joining your State’s Association of nonprofits is one of the most cost-efficient ways to gain access to capacity building. State Associations often offer workshops and training opportunities for board and staff, whether in-person or via the internet, as well as the ability for nonprofit leaders to network and learn from each other, collaborate, and stay up-to-date with the 'best practices' or principles of practice and standards of excellence that are recommended for nonprofits in that state.
The following sources offer helpful background information on capacity building:
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