As competition, demands for accountability, and needs for service mount, organizations must continually adapt and strengthen their capacity to survive and succeed. Nonprofits and funders are leveraging their dollars to invest in capacity building to improve leadership, governance, and management and to enhance program outcomes.
We believe that strong nonprofit organizations lead to strong programs and, ultimately, greater impact in the community. Our capacity-building services to funders and nonprofits include:
- Design and Implementation of Capacity-Building Initiatives — TCC Group helps funders plan and execute the initiatives that directly support a cohort of organizations to address specific capacity-building needs. Our staff can design and coordinate the initiative, provide "case management" services to grantees, monitor and maintain quality control, and communicate with internal and external audiences.
- Evaluation of Capacity-Building Initiatives — We help funders to prioritize outcomes and evaluate capacity-building efforts, both in the short and long term, by providing a critical combination of program evaluation and organizational assessment.
- Core Capacity Assessment Tool (CCAT) — The CCAT is an online survey that measures nonprofits' effectiveness in relation to four core capacities—leadership, adaptability, management, and technical capacities—as well as organizational culture. Additionally, the tool helps organizations identify their lifecycle stage and provides a real-time findings report, a prioritized capacity-building plan, and the technology to generate self-selected benchmark reports from a national database of more than 2000 nonprofits. It can be administered to a cohort of grantees or by individual nonprofits to determine organizational effectiveness. TCC Group also helps organizations to determine their internal strengths and challenges and develop effective processes for strengthening the core capacities essential to a nonprofit's effectiveness.
Click here to contact Sally Munemitsu, Director of Program/Grants Management and Capacity Building, to discuss our capacity-building experience.
Cases In Point
As part of its ongoing learning agenda, the Weingart Foundation retained TCC Group to carry out an assessment of the health of the nonprofit sector in Los Angeles County, including administration of the CCAT to a representative sample of nonprofit organizations, an appraisal of the Foundation's capacity-building efforts, and an environmental scan of capacity-building services in Los Angeles County.