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Demystifying Nonprofit Capacity Builders: Knowing When and How to Partner with Capacity Building Organizations

Tuesday, May 15, 2018
10:00am - 11:00am PDT
This is a member call.
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In the nonprofit sector, capacity building support can help nonprofits build and strengthen their long-term sustainability and effectiveness. What do funders need to know when considering providing capacity building support to their nonprofit grantees, and how do they make the case for capacity building to their board? By better understanding the needs of their grantees and the landscape of capacity building resources, funders can assess whether they can directly provide capacity building support or partner with outside capacity builders instead. Capacity building organizations can help funders of all sizes - from small foundations to larger institutions - explore a nonprofit’s needs through diverse approaches, and help determine options to effectively provide capacity building support by examining the nonprofit’s program model, financial and human resources, management structure and more. 

Register now to learn more about challenges, myths and opportunities around capacity building support. On this call, you’ll:

  • Hear from a nonprofit capacity builder from the LA Capacity Builders Network on assessing the landscape of capacity building resources and a funder who has done both their own capacity building and worked with outside partners
  • Discover best practices for making the case to your board and building trust with grantees
  • Have the opportunity to hear how others are experimenting incapacity building support and creatively working with outside capacity building organizations



Lindsey Stammerjohn, Executive Director, John Gogian Family Foundation 

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Lindsey Stammerjohn joined the John Gogian Family Foundation in 1996 and was promoted to Executive Director in 2007. As a small Foundation with one full-time staff member, she assumes broad responsibilities in finance, operations and grantmaking. She seeks to develop deep, long term relationships with the executive directors of the agencies funded by the Foundation as a way to catalyze open dialogue, collaboration and true partnerships. The Foundation seeks innovative ways to support and impact its partners and has convened them five times in the past three years to provide training and to build a networked community. She also serves on the Member Services Committee with the Association of Small Foundations in Washington D.C.


David Factor, President and Chief Executive Officer, Executive Service Corps of Southern California

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David Factor is President and CEO of Executive Service Corps of Southern California (ESC). In this role, he is responsible for steering the overall vision and strategy for ESC, which includes establishing new initiatives in the greater nonprofit community, strengthening board and contributor relations, and providing strategic support to program staff and leadership. Prior to being appointed President of ESC, David served as Vice President, Consulting Services. He currently serves as a Trustee of the Max Factor Family Foundation, and as a member of the Board and Endowment Committee for Adat Shalom congregation, where he is a past President. David earned a Bachelor of Arts, with honors, from UC Davis specializing in Public Service and Energy Policy. David’s wife, Holly, is a pediatric nurse, and their children, Perry and Reina, are both working toward PhDs in clinical psychology.


Annabelle Rosborough (Moderator), Senior Manager, Programs, Southern California Grantmakers

Annabelle Rosborough ImageAnnabelle Rosborough manages a portfolio of programs including Nonprofit Capacity Building, Veterans, Disaster Preparedness and Response, Social Justice and Corporate programming. She also co-leads the Veterans Funders Group and Corporate Leadership Council. Prior to joining SCG, Annabelle worked at Youth, I.N.C. (Improving Nonprofits for Children) as a Program Associate, coordinating capacity building grants and fundraising training programs, planning and facilitating workshops for nonprofits, leading partner outreach and recruitment efforts, and overseeing the grant monitoring process. She has also worked with nonprofits focused on urban education and scientific research to help strengthen and build their organizational sustainability. She graduated from Tulane University with a B.A. in Art History and minor in Sociology.



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Who May Attend
This call is for members of Southern California Grantmakers, Northern California Grantmakers, San Diego Grantmakers or California members of Grantmakers for Effective Organiations only.

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