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Where can I find information on nonprofit capacity building?
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Capacity building is a broad term that encompasses "actions that improve nonprofit effectiveness", in terms of organizational and financial stability, program quality, and growth. This is according to Barbara Blumenthal, author of Investing in Capacity Building: A Guide to High-Impact Approaches (Foundation Center, 2003). 

Increasingly, foundations are providing grants to help nonprofit organizations carry out their missions more effectively. Capacity building can take many forms, such as:

Use Foundation Directory Online, our searchable database of grantmakers, to find funders who support capacity building in your field. Subscribe to use it from your own location, or search it for free at our locations nationwide.

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