Capacity Building Matrix

Individual Capacity

Individual capacity

Collective Capacity

For Individuals

To build the capacity of individuals to contribute to society.

SAMPLE AREAS:
• General Leadership skills
• Reflection, Sabbaticals
• Rewards, recognition, personal values and vision work

To build the capacity of individuals to lead organizations

SAMPLE AREAS:
• Management Training
• Coaching
• Peer Exchanges/circles

To build the capacity of individuals to collaborate with others.

SAMPLE AREAS:
• Collaborative skills training
• Networking activities, Team or group projects
• Seed money for joint projects as part of leadership programs.

For Organizations

To build the capacity of current or future staff to be effective in their jobs.

SAMPLE ACTIVITIES:
• Staff training/continuing education
• Staff development plans
• Field based fellowships or training
• Pipeline programs (for minorities, young leaders, etc.)

To build the capacity of organizations to deliver upon their missions.

SAMPLE ACTIVITIES:
• Organizational assessments
• Technical assistance/consulting
• Leadership Transitions

To build the capacity of organizations to work together toward common goals:

SAMPLE ACTIVITIES
• Convening opportunities
• Association membership or participation
• Advocacy
• Collective Action

For Communities

To build the capacity of community residents to serve in leadership roles.

SAMPLE ACTIVITIES:
• Fellowships
• Local training programs
• Grassroots/community organizer training

To build the capacity of organization by supporting the “infrastructure” of the sector.

SAMPLE ACTIVITIES:
• Management support organizations
• State associations of non-profits
• Organizational standards (usually statewide)

To build the capacity of the community to work together toward common goals.

SAMPLE ACTIVITIES:
• Community leadership/problem solving programs
• Cross-sector collaboration/alliances