Donor Perspectives on Nonprofit Capacity Building

By Human Interaction Research Institute

September 10, 2004


This report researches individual philanthropic donors and their perceptions of capacity building for the nonprofits they support. The key finding? Ditching the jargon would help a lot. 

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Key Takeaway

The first lesson: Overcome capacity building misconceptions

Misconceptions about capacity building need to be corrected among philanthropic donors as new learning programs on this subject are developed. For example, some donors have the misconception that a capacity-building grant would not be tax deductible.

Findings & Stats

Statements & Quotations