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Toward More Targeted Capacity Building: Diagnosing Capacity Needs Across Organizational Life Stages

Published in VOLUNTAS: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations

December 2016, Volume 27, Issue 6, pp 2860–2888

by:

  • Fredrik O. Andersson cropped-hbi_small.jpg
  • Lewis Faulk 
  • Amanda J. Stewart

Investments to build nonprofit organizational capacity have increased rapidly in recent years as both funders and nonprofits seek ways to improve performance. Yet, while research has elucidated the variety of capacity areas organizations generally depend on, we do not yet have a clear empirical understanding of which capacity areas are important to focus on developing or how these capacity needs vary across organizations. Using a life-cycle perspective and extensive data on 71 human service organizations, we examine the relative strength of ten capacity areas at different stages of the nonprofit life-cycle. Findings contribute greater empirical grounding for research on organizational capacity development and have implications for researchers, managers, and funders interested in nonprofit capacity building.

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