REPORT: Foundations Need Capacity Too
For many years, the social sector has paid substantial attention to the issue of nonprofit effectiveness. But less attention has been paid to the capacities needed by foundations themselves to achieve impact. What capacities are essential to advancing a foundation’s own mission? How do these elements compare to the capacities their grantee partners need? How can a foundation’s staff and board productively explore these matters, assessing their own capacity infrastructure and prioritizing the changes they need?
These questions and more are addressed in a report from the TTC Group that describes aggregate results from 54 participating foundations that took the FOUNDATION CORE CAPACITY ASSESSMENT TOOL to assess their foundation’s capacity.