About this course

Proficiency Area: Learning.

Organizational Capacity is an organization’s ability to assess its operational capacity and infrastructure in relation to making progress on its mission.

In the third (and final) lesson toward your bronze Merit badge, you'll explore:

  • Key indicators of effective organizational capacity as seen in our people, programs, and processes.

  • Four questions to ask to better understand how organizational capacity can be developed.

  • The seven hallmarks of a commitment to capacity-building.

  • What a typical capacity assessment process looks like, and how we make sense of surprising data.

Course curriculum

  • 1


    • Exploring Organizational Capacity Effectiveness

  • 2

    What does effective organizational capacity look like?

    • Key Indicators of Organizational Capacity and its Effectiveness

    • How do we measure organizational capacity?

    • Check your learning

  • 3

    Closing thoughts...

    • Organizational Capacity Resources

    • Before you go...

    • Organizational Capacity Bronze Badge Wrap-Up

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