Working Better Together: Building Nonprofit Collaborative Capacity

Working Better Together: Building Nonprofit Collaborative Capacity

This brief from Grantmakers for Effective Organizations identified key capacities among non-profit organizations that enable collective action, including strong leadership and an open mindset, the ability to share power and responsibility, adaptability and flexibility, and strong connectivity and relationship building. The brief advises grantmakers to support collaborative capacity in nonprofits by helping to make connections but not forcing them; offering core support and flexible long-term funding, and providing necessary resources to support and enable collaboration.