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. 

September 9, 2004

In This Report, You’ll Learn

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    How this capacity building study was conducted.

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    How nonprofit capacity building has changed over the years.

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    Why donors need to understand capacity building and its value.

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    How Social Venture Partners tackled capacity building education.

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