Refers to activities that strengthen an organization’s ability to better fulfill its mission. These activities might include — strategic planning, updating its communications strategy, technology upgrades, operational improvements, board development, and improving its community and volunteer engagement.
See more at: Why Capacity Building is needed.
Tobi Johnson & Associates helps organizations build their capacity through a wise and targeted investment in their volunteer programming. We help organizations identify and replace ineffective volunteer management approaches with research-based practices that have proven success.
We know that an investment in volunteerism can reap rewards. Read what others are saying:
- A National Council on Aging study points to the direct result of investment, concluding that for every $1 invested, organizations realized $8 in return, as a result of the work of older volunteers in leadership roles.
- In addition, volunteers increase capacity through their financial contributions. A Fidelity® Charitable Gift Fund and VolunteerMatch study found that volunteers donate 10 times more than non-volunteers and that two-thirds of volunteers make financial contributions to the organizations where they volunteer.
- Reimagining Service offers case studies that demonstrate how investments in volunteer capacity building have reaped rewards for a wide range of organizations.
- The UPS Foundation has recognized and encouraged other philanthropies to make an investment in volunteers both in the US and Canada in A Sound Investment: The Value of Adding Volunteer Resources Management to Your Philanthropic Portfolio