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A Lifecycle Approach to Investing in Organizational Capacity

Publication date: 
October, 2015
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
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