Assessing NGO Capacity: An Overview of Tools & Facilitation Techniques

Assessing NGO Capacity: An Overview of Tools & Facilitation Techniques

There is no single NGO capacity assessment tool that can be used for all purposes. Yet the proliferation of these tools has left practitioners with many to choose from but little guidance in how to select the best one. This three-day workshop places capacity assessment within its proper context and sets you on the path to improved partner assessment. Our expert trainer helps you to understand the two main uses of capacity assessments, walks you through how to design or adapt your own tool, and gets to the root of designing assessments that build ownership and capacity for sustainable organizational development. By going through a simulated assessment, you will enhance your facilitation skills to better engage your local partners in this process, and strengthen their commitment to organizational capacity development.
Who Should Attend

  • NGO staff who are engaged in capacity development initiatives with their partners
  • Other members in the development community—government partners, funders, and others—who wish to increase their knowledge in this area

What You Will Learn
This workshop is an exploration of the many facets of capacity assessment, and the role it has to play in development programs. You will learn how to:

  • Select and employ specific tools, whether to determine partner readiness to receive a grant or to develop a long-term capacity building plan
  • Customize your own assessment tool, including indicators
  • Develop and facilitate the capacity assessment process, including synthesizing assessment results

The InsideNGO Advantage
For more than 35 years, InsideNGO has been “inside” the NGO community, supporting organizations as they address the world’s most pressing social issues. We are widely recognized as the leader in US government assistance compliance training. Our training activities are designed to help you and your organization build capacity, strengthen decision-making, develop more efficient systems, and identify effective solutions to important challenges. Our learning programs are modeled on the best practices in adult learning. In today’s complex operating environment, learning has never been more important, and we take great pride in being your partner in professional and organizational development.

Practice areas

Grants and Contracts;Operations

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