Purpose of this Nonprofit Capacity Building Blog

This blog helps you improve your nonprofit capacity building by providing articles, opinions, commentary and many related resources.  The blog is for a general audience, including beginners and those advanced in capacity building.

Other Library blogs are about certain functions as they occur in all types of organizations, for example, about Boards, leadership, strategic planning, marketing, human resources and training. Each of those blogs is listed in the sidebar in each blog. This nonprofit blog might write about one or more of those functions, too, but always about the function(s) in a nonprofit organization.  (Note that there is another Library blog primarily about nonprofit Fundraising.  The link to that blog is on the sidebar of each page of each blog.)

The benefits of nonprofit capacity building are many, including that it:

  1. Enhances the nonprofit’s ability to work toward its mission.
  2. Reduces costs because all resources are fully utilized and efficiently aligned.
  3. Ensures the long-term viability of the organization.
  4. Builds credibility among stakeholders, including clients, funders and collaborators.
  5. Makes work more meaningful and rewarding for members of the Board and staff.

About Us, the Co-Hosts of this Blog

We’re Marion Conway and Priya Small, co-hosts of this blog. You can read more about us next to our pictures to the right of each page in the blog.  We plan to publish a post about various aspects of nonprofit capacity building, and will focus especially on practical tips and tools.  These posts will include posts from guest writers, as well.

How to Use the Library’s Blogs

We have implemented many features to make the blogs very valuable and convenient to use.  To learn how to use the blogs, click on Library Blog’s Home under the header on each page of the blog.

If You’re Interested In Hosting a Blog for the Library

Just click on Contact Us at the bottom of each page and share your idea, including the topic that you would like to blog about.  You would need to commit to publishing a post at least twice a week for at least six months.  In return, you would get tremendous visibility to you and your writing.  You would retain copyright of your writing – see the Copyright in the footer on each page.


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