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Technical Capacity is the ability of a nonprofit organization to implement all of the key organizational and programmatic functions. The sub-capacities associated with Technical Capacity are Facilities, Facilities Management Skills, Financial Management Skills, Fundraising Skills, Legal Skills, Marketing Skills, Outreach Skills, Program Evaluation Skills, Service Delivery Skills, Technology, and Technology Skills.

 

Facilities: The proper facilities (space, equipment, amenities, etc.) to run efficient operations.

FacilitiesNet
Online Database

Strategic Facilities Planning: A White Paper International Facilities Management Association (2006)
Online Article

 

Facilities Management Skills: Ability to operate an efficient facility.

Facility Manager's Operation and Maintenance Handbook McGraw-Hill Professional (1999)
by Bernard Lewis
Book

 

Financial Management Skills: Ability to ensure efficient financial operations.

Not-for-Profit Accounting Made Easy Wiley (2002)
by Warren Ruppel
Book

Basic Guide to Financial Management Authenticity Consulting
by Carter McNamara
Online Database

 

Fundraising Skill: Ability to develop necessary resources for efficient operations, including management of donor relations.

Marketing the Nonprofit: The Challenge of Fundraising in a Consumer Culture Jossey-Bass (1998)
by Margaret Maxwell
Book

Complete Guide to Fund-Raising Management Wiley (2002)
by Stanley Weinstein
Book

Designing a Communications Plan to Enhance Your Fundraising Campaign Raise Funds
by Tony Poderis
Online Article

Nonproft Fundraising 101 Wiley (2016)
by Darian Rodriguez Heyman
Book

Effective Fundraising for Nonprofits: Real-World Strategies That Work NOLO (2013)
by Ilona Bray
Book

A Fundraising Guide for Nonprofit Board Members Wiley (2011)
by Julia I. Walker
Book

The Nonprofit Fundraising Solution AMACOM (2014)
by Laurence A. Pagnoni
Book

 

Legal Skill: Ability to engage proper legal engagement and coverage.

Best Practices: Nonprofit Corporate Governance McDermott Will & Emery (2004)
Online Article

Knowledge Base: Pro Bono Legal/Tax Assistance
Online Article

The Nonprofit Board: Financial & Legal Best Practices InMedia Company (2014)
by Marc Kellenberger
Online Article

 

Marketing Skills: Ability to communicate effectively with stakeholders, internal and external.

10 Traits Nonprofit Marketing Communications Nonprofit MarCommunity (2014)
by Whitney Binns
Online Article

The Tricky Business of Nonprofit Brands Harvard Business School (2005)
by Manda Salls
Online Article

 

Outreach Skills: Ability to do outreach, organizing and advocacy.

Lobbying and Advocacy Handbook for Nonprofit Organizations Amherst H Wilder Foundation (2002)
by Marcia Avner
Book

 

Program Evaluation Skills: Ability to design and implement an effective evaluation.

Basic Guide to Program Evaluation Authenticity Consulting
by Carter McNamara
Online Article

Finding the Right People for your Program Evaluation Team National Asthma Control Program
Online PDF

Essential Competencies for Program Evaluators University of Minnesota
by Jean A. King and Laurie Stevahn
Online PDF

Building Skills for Program Evaluation Primary Health Care Research & Information Service
by Libby Kalucy
Online PDF

Program Evaluation Toolkit Ontario Centre of Excellence for Child and Youth Mental Health (2013)
Online PDF

Keeping Our Promise: The Use of Modern Quality Assurance Methods in Nonprofit Management The Forbes Funds (2013)
Online PDF

 

Service Delivery Skills: Ability to ensure efficient and quality services.

7 Ways to Improve Employee Development Programs Harvard Business Review (2015)
by Keith Ferrazzi
Online Article

6 Best Practices: Is Your Nonprofit Staff Training Effective? Salsa Labs (2014)
by Rebecca Wyatt
Online Article

 

Technology Skills: Resources (equipment, systems, software, etc.) to run efficient operations.

Tips for Training Employees on New Technology HR Gazette
by Stephanie Hammerwold
Online Article

Technical Skills List and Examples The Balance (2017)
by Alison Doyle
Online Article

 

Technology: Ability to run efficient operations.

How a Truly Digital Workplace can Improve Engagement, Agility and Productivity of your Employees Net Solutions (2015)
by Ritu Tandon
Online Article

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