Building capacity has significant implications for increasing organizational effectiveness. Using a lifecycle/stage-based model to enhance nonprofit capacity can produce transformative results. This session will present a model that has been embraced by Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust and will introduce an assessment used to identify the most effective strategies to strengthen a particular nonprofit’s effectiveness. Attendees will:
• understand the theory of seven organizational lifecycle stages
• learn effective strategies for funding capacity building projects.
Presenters: Susan Kenny Stevens, Author, Nonprofit Lifecycles, Scottsdale, AZ; Ellen Solowey, Program Officer, Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust, Phoenix, AZ.
Session Designers: Felicia Goodman, Terri Leon, Shelley Sweatt