Organizational capacity is based upon internal relationships which exist within an organization with the goal of enhancing structure through the talents and competencies of its people. Although at times used by profit organizations as a means to strengthen company performance and assist with strategic planning, the use of capitalizing on the value of organizational capacity in nonprofits has been largely ignored. A study was undertaken to capture the essence of capacity building specifically for nonprofits. An appreciative inquiry process was utilized with favorable results toward assisting an organization to accomplish its mission of serving stakeholders effectively by building on the collaborative strengths, talents and skills of its human resources.
Stavros, Jacqueline; Seiling, Jane Galloway; and Castelli, Patricia Ann
"Capacity Building for Organizational Accomplishment: Lessons from a Network of Nonprofit Organizations,"
Journal of the North American Management Society: Vol. 2:
1, Article 6.
Available at: https://thekeep.eiu.edu/jnams/vol2/iss1/6