McLennan County Nonprofit Resources

Local Capacity Building Tools

Capacity Building Is…

Implicit in capacity building, is the value of investing in an organization so as to strengthen its ability to sustain itself in the years to come. As such, local capacity building tools are meant to:

  • Increase a nonprofit’s knowledge
  • Improve staff and board skill sets
  • Increase the effectiveness of the organization (the number of clients served, the way programs are delivered, the amount of costs incurred, etc.)

Local tools are available to help promote a number of activities including:

  • Excellent board governance
  • Fundraising
  • Cross sector collaborations
  • Leadership development
  • Outcomes assessment
  • Staff professional development

The following is a list of local agencies or efforts that may be able to help:

Act Locally Waco
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Central Texas Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP)
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Cooper Foundation’s Nonprofit Network
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Prosper Waco
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Mentor Coalition
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Social Media Breakfast
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Today’s Action Tomorrow’s Leaders & The LeadershipPLENTY® Institute-Waco
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Grant Resource Center at Waco-McLennan County Library
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Waco Foundation’s Capacity Building Program
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