Capacity Partners guides nonprofit leaders to achieve transformative results by blending best practices with original thinking.

We share your vision of vibrant nonprofitsbuilding a thriving community for all.

Capacity Partners guides nonprofit leaders to achieve transformative results by blending best practices with original thinking.

We share your vision of vibrant nonprofitsbuilding a thriving community for all.

We believe in the power of nonprofits

Capacity Partners brings an impressive range of nonprofit knowledge and business expertise to nonprofit organizations. We offer fully customized services in strategic planning, fundraising, board development, management consulting, and organizational vitality that help our clients achieve transformative results. When you partner with us, you receive a customized solution, tailored to your needs and goals.

Our nonprofit services are always grounded in best practices, but we never settle for off-the-shelf answers. Instead, we take the time to get to know your organization so that we can deliver creative, innovative solutions that lead to transformative results. Our approach is based on a holistic view of your organization, including people, systems, processes, and the larger environment. We are deeply committed to helping people get to the heart of challenges and achieve their goals.

We help nonprofit leaders achieve greater clarity in order to help their organizations become stronger and more sustainable. We enable board members, nonprofit executives, staff, and volunteers to grow and work together more effectively so you can better fulfill your mission.

Our team of experienced consultants specialize in four service lines: Strategic Planning, Fundraising, Board Development, and Management Consulting.  Utilizing our expertise and creativity, we assist nonprofits working in Arts and Culture, Environment, Health, Education, International Causes, and Community Services.

Our History

Mary Robinson founded Capacity Partners in 2003 to express her passion for service and advancing the common good. After a successful career as a teacher, owner of a software company serving nonprofits, creator of wealth screening products for nonprofits, and consultant at prestigious national firms, she decided to create her own brand of consultant.

Mary knew that a challenge in one part of an organization was often rooted in issues elsewhere. For example, fundraising challenges often stem from a lack of a compelling strategic vision with which to inspire donors or strong leadership to give donors confidence. She wanted to break down the silos within organizations, a bias also reflected in the focus of consulting firms specializing in one particular area. Mary was determined to integrate a range of disciplines, including strategic planning, marketing, fundraising and technology, within one consulting firm.

Today Capacity Partners features a unique team of more than fifteen talented consultants, all of them possessing not only hands-on, real world experience leading nonprofits but also creativity and in-depth knowledge. The growth of Capacity Partners demonstrates its great success getting to the heart of the issues facing scores of nonprofit leaders and working collaboratively with them to achieve results.

Our Core Values

Integrity  /

We act in the best interest of our clients, speak truthfully, and make rock-solid commitments.

Collaboration  /

We work collaboratively with clients as a pathway to enduring results.

Innovation  /

We believe that by blending original thought with best practices, fresh solutions will emerge.

Growth  /

We believe in each person’s capacity for on-going learning and actively encourage our own team’s growth and that of our clients’ leaders, staff, and volunteers.