The Alliance is the national voice and catalyst for the field of capacity building. We improve the effectiveness of individuals, groups, and organizations helping nonprofits and communities achieve positive social change.
The Allliance hosts a variety of learning opportunities, including webinars, Stratagy Labs, regional summits and the annual conference, that bring together capacity builders, academics, and funders from across the North America to explore the latest sector research and research-based capacity building practices in an array of content areas including leadership,governance, evaluation, and financial sustainability.
At the 2013 Conference, we also explored leadership programs, coaching, collective impact, strategic alliances and took a closer look at various approaches to capacity building funding.
To learn more about the Alliance or to become a member, please visit our main site – www.allianceonline.org
The 2013 Conference
The 2013 Alliance Conference brought nearly 300 capacity building professionals together over the course of three days. In over 20 different session and special roundtables, funders, consultants, researchers and nonprofit leaders came together to examine the latest research, learn from each other about cutting edge practices and build out the network of those committed to increasing the sector’s capacity to achieve positive social change.
In addition to the Alliance’s programming, we proudly partnered with the Support Center|Partnership in Philanthropy and the Rutger’s Center for Ethical Leadership for a one day “conference within a conference” that provided local nonprofit leaders with access to a number of the national experts in the Alliance’s network and provided hands-on practice capacity building tips.
Conference evaluations indicate that the 2013 conference was one of the best in recent years and created a great energy and interest in moving the field of capacity building forward across sub sectors. We are excited to build on this energy and look forward to working with academics, researchers, funders, consultants, nonprofit leaders to promote best practices and expand our understanding of what works to expand the impact of nonprofits and hasten the pace of positive social change.
We are pleased to provide digital copies of selected presentations and publications from our conference session leaders. A list of materials currently available can be found on the Conference Materials Page.
We continue to work with the presenters and session participants and will be making more materials available in the coming weeks. Video of some sessions will also be available for online viewing shortly.