Best Practices for Building Organizational Capacity

Authors: Nanette Pyne; Maria Del Carmen Sahonero; Jessica Rothman

WLP works through local Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) to reach the grassroots using WLP’s signature curriculum and trainings, peer-to-peer capacity building programs, advocacy campaigns, and movement building work. Through these strategies, grassroots women and CSOs gain a greater ability to make their voices heard, articulate agendas for action, build necessary skills to participate in and build democratic communities and societies, and successfully advocate for social and political change.

WLP’s Best Practices for Building Organizational Capacity is a series of three toolkits designed to increase the overall effectiveness, efficiency, and sustainability of CSOs to enable them to achieve their strategic goals. The toolkits strengthen the foundations of CSOs and equip them with the right tools and knowledge to practice effective program monitoring and evaluation, design and implement practical grant management strategies, and sustain and increase their financial stability and transparency.

 Foundations are not in the business of giving away money. They are funding partners, investors, and venture capitalists supporting projects that have a high potential to pay off and have the greatest impact on society. 
— M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust
Great Grant Writing

The toolkits are designed to be used independently or together as a series, depending on the needs of the organization. They are suitable for internal staff trainings, strategic planning, and program development and can be used in workshops or for online training.

 

 

Toolkit 1: Budgeting and Financial Systems

Table of Contents (excerpt)

  • Who We Are
  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • Purpose and Structure
  • Budgeting Training Sessions Overview
  • Methodology: ADDIE (Analysis, Design, Development, Implementation and Evaluation)
    • Analysis
    • Design
    • Development
    • Implementation
    • Evaluation
  • Using This Toolkit for Online Training
    • Session 1: Budgeting: Basics & Process and Project/Grant Budgeting
    • Session 2: Project/Grant Budgeting – Case Study
    • Session 3: Organizational Budgeting
    • Session 4: Organizational Budgeting – Case Study
    • Session 5: Assessment and Evaluation
  • Conclusion
  • Appendices (for full list of Appendices please download the document here)

Toolkit 2: Principles of Monitoring and Evaluation

Table of Contents (excerpt)

  • Who We Are
  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • Learning
  • Strengthening
  • Persuading
  • WLP's Organizational Development Online Series
  • Purpose of the Toolkit
  • Structure of the Toolkit
  • Using This Toolkit for Online Training
    • Section 1: Results-Based Management
    • Section 2: Visualizing the Theory of Change
    • Section 3: Performance Monitoring
    • Design
    • Development
    • Implementation
    • Evaluation
  • Conclusion
  • Resources
  • Appendices (for full list of Appendices please download the document here)

Toolkit 3: Grant Management from A to Z (also available in French)

Table of Contents (excerpt)

  • Who We Are
  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • Purpose and Structure
  • Grants Management Training Sessions Overview
  • Section 1: Writing Proposals
    • Session 1: Identifying and Researching Funders
    • Session 2: Strategizing
    • Session 3: Writing Compelling, Professional, Informative, & Transparent Proposals
  • Section 2: Writing Reports
    • Session 1: Writing the Report
  • Conclusion
  • Resources
  • Appendices (for full list of Appendices please download the document here)

 

Best Practices for Building Organizational Capacity (2015) (pages)
English Edition ISBN: 978-1-939525-62-8 $0.00

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