A productive board is the hallmark of an effective nonprofit. Capacity Partners offers both consulting services and hands-on board development training to help you attract and engage a dynamic board. Our team possesses noteworthy experience with all aspects of board development.

Board Retreats

Effective facilitation can help you reach consensus and agree on a common vision. Our facilitation activities are matched to the purpose of your meeting or retreat, and our experienced facilitators will keep conversations on point, manage conflict, and ensure full participation through half-day, full-day, or multi-day retreats. Our hallmark is getting to the heart of the matter so your discussions are meaningful and pragmatic.

Board Governance

Our pro-active board development training on the roles of nonprofit boards, the attributes of high-performing boards, strategies for attracting and retaining the right board members, and governance models, makes boards more productive and knowledgeable. In addition, we can provide a board assessment to enable your board to improve its practices and attract new board members.

Well-structured committees, which spend time working through specific issues and developing recommendations to the whole board help the entire board make more robust decisions in a timelier manner. Capacity Partners can assist you as you form standing committees, ad hoc committees, and task forces, as appropriate.

Board Training

Our board training programs can expand your board members’ ability to raise funds, strategize, respond to changing market and organizational conditions, and understand their governance responsibilities.

As you probably know, your board of directors primarily governs and staff primarily manages your organization. We can help your board chair and executive director understand each of their roles and responsibilities so that they enjoy a productive working relationship.

Board Match Montgomery

A collaboration between Leadership Montgomery, Capacity Partners and Nonprofit Montgomery, Board Match Montgomery connects board-ready local leaders with organizations through thoughtfully developed trainings and a high-touch matching process that jumpstarts the relationship between existing boards of directors and board candidates.

Board Self-Assessment

Only half of boards of directors do a formal self-assessment but every single board would benefit from one. A board assessment reviews board governance, strategic planning, committee work, board meetings, board orientation and training, the board’s fundraising, and the board’s relationship with executive director to identify gaps between current performance and expected performance. It enables a board to build its knowledge of governance, improve its performance, attract new board members, and demonstrate to stakeholders that the board is committed to best practices. Capacity Partners can help your board do a meaningful self-assessment that will reap significant benefits.

Board Engagement Strategies

Is each of your board members fully engaged? Engaged boards deliberate candidly, trust one another, and have an active, collaborative relationship with the CEO. Engaged boards do more than simply attend meetings; they fundraise, make policy, innovate, and advocate for their organization. Capacity Partners consultants are not only board engagement experts, they also serve on boards of directors and can develop strategies to increase your board’s engagement.

Strategic Planning

We’re leaders in comprehensive organizational planning, strategic updates, and streamlining processes for organizations.

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We specialize in capital campaigns, feasibility studies, major gifts and wealth screening, and comprehensive development planning.

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Board Development

Our team has tremendous experience with board retreats, board governance review and redesign, and board training.

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Management Consulting

We focus on leadership coaching, operational analysis, executive search support, and general nonprofit management assistance.

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