GETTING FUNDED: Thinking & Planning
PART ONE – Know Your Organization & Community
CHAPTER ONE: Ensuring Organizational Readiness
Organizational Capacity Assessment Tool
The Marguerite Casey Foundation provides a self-assessment instrument that helps nonprofits identify capacity strengths and challenges and establish capacity building goals.
Venture Philanthropy Partners
Effective Capacity Building in Nonprofit Organizations
The Best of the Board Café: Hands-on Solutions for Nonprofit Boards. 2nd ed. Jan Masaoka. Saint Paul, MN: Amherst H. Wilder Foundation Publishing Center (in partnership with CompassPoint Nonprofit Services)/Fieldstone Alliance, 2009.
Boards on Fire! Inspiring Leaders to Raise Money Joyfully. Susan Howlett. Seattle: Word & Raby, 2010.
Capacity Building for Nonprofits: New Directions for Philanthropic Fundraising. David J. Kinsey, J. Russell Raker II, and Lilya D. Wagner, eds. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2003.
Effective Capacity Building in Nonprofit Organizations. Prepared for Venture Philanthropy Partners by McKinsey & Company, 2005. The full report, including a capacity assessment grid, is available for free download.
The Five Life Stages of Nonprofit Organizations: Where You Are, Where You’re Going and What to Expect When You Get There. Judith Sharken Simon. Saint Paul, MN: Amherst H. Wilder Foundation Publishing Center/Fieldstone Alliance, 2001.
The Jossey-Bass Handbook of Nonprofit Leadership and Management. 3rd ed. David O. Renz and Robert D. Herman. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2010.