RCLA has partnered with the Evans School of Public Affairs at the University of Washington to produce these Electronic Hallway resources. The Leadership Stories and associated Usage Notes are an especially good fit with courses on leadership, nonprofit and public management, strategic planning, community organizing, and social movements.
Expansion of community capacity is a significant issue facing many nonprofit organizations, especially those working towards social change. Building capacity through internal or external means are distinct aspects of capacity building. That is, an organization that is concerned about insufficient capacity might decide to engage community members within its own organizational structure, outside that structure, or both. This decision may depend on any of a number of factors, including the preferences of those being engaged and the availability of partner organizations.
As many of the organizational self-assessment tools underscore, the extent and quality of capacity is a huge determinant of an organization’s ability to fulfill its mission. These Leadership Stories will enhance classroom examination and understanding of capacity strengths and deficiencies and prescriptions for capacity improvement, both of which are core learning approaches.
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