Nonprofit Capacity Building

Stronger Nonprofits, Stronger Communities

In 2016, the Aspen Institute’s Program on Philanthropy and Social Innovation (PSI) and JPMorgan Chase & Co. launched a partnership to provide thought leadership and broaden the base of support in the area of nonprofit capacity building.

The nonprofit sector is a vital partner in building healthy, vibrant, stable communities where both businesses and people can be successful. Across the nation, local nonprofit organizations are working every day to strengthen communities, provide critical services, and advance the causes of equality and opportunity for all.

In an era of growing need and shrinking government resources, nonprofits are being asked to do more with less. A key challenge for the social sector is building strong, resilient organizations with the staffing, systems and leadership to sustain today’s successful programs while growing their impact over time.

Unfortunately, few grantmakers provide adequate capacity building support and government reimbursements often fail to cover the full cost of service delivery. Together, PSI and JPMorgan Chase & Co. seek to advance the conversation around the importance of capacity building and share actionable recommendations among key influencers, such as grantmakers, policymakers, and nonprofit leaders. By elevating the importance of this type of funding and articulating actionable ways to address capacity gaps, we hope to help develop a stronger, more vibrant nonprofit sector.