Capacity Building is Our Responsibility

Webster’s defines capacity as “1) the ability to hold or contain, 2) the largest amount that can be held or contained, or 3) the ability to do something.” Each of these three meanings gives power to our understanding of nonprofit capacity building.
Think of capacity as your organization’s “ability tank.” At Brighter Strategies, we believe that focusing on people, planning, process, performance, and training is imperative to building capacity in your nonprofit. While improving one of these organizational factors grows your ability tank, improving all of them, collectively, has the greatest impact on your mission—and your bottom line.
That’s why Brighter Strategies adopts a systems approach to capacity building. We offer strategic planning tools, communication training, process improvement strategies, and leadership development through a holistic organizational growth approach. Our five-phased, action-oriented model walks nonprofit leaders through customized assessments, design, action, review, and follow-up for any and all parts of the organization’s system. Learn more about our unique approach here.
We believe so strongly in the results possible through nonprofit capacity building that we created an annual conference by the same name. Nonprofit Capacity Conference, to take place on April 2, 2015, is an incubator for capacity building. According to the National Council of Nonprofits, “capacity building refers to activities that improve and enhance a nonprofit’s ability to achieve its mission and sustain itself over time.” Such activities will be showcased during the conference through keynote speakers, breakout sessions, networking hours, and an exhibitor hall. Attendees have the chance to experience Brighter Strategies’ signature holistic approach in one day and one place, with content addressing people, planning, process, performance, and training.
We are excited for the opportunity to expand your nonprofit’s ability tank through Nonprofit Capacity Conference, and we invite you to join us in this endeavor. Please contact us at with any questions or for more information visit

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