Nonprofit Capacity Building Program 2011
THE HOWARD UNIVERSITY "EXPANDED OUTCOMES" PROJECT
Howard University will provide capacity-building support to non-profit organizations in the District of Columbia with special emphasis on assisting these organizations in building and enhancing performance management systems to improve efficiency and outcomes in their service provision to the most vulnerable populations in the District of Columbia.
NAME AND LOCATION: Howard University, Washington, D.C.
SERVICE AREA: Washington, DC
PROJECT SUMMARY: Non-profit organizations that serve the poor report myriad challenges that threaten their sustainability and survival while demand for their services skyrocket with the current economic crisis. This need is not being matched with increased public or private funding. Learning to do more with less through improved performance management is critical to the survival and growth of these organizations. Howard University will launch EXPANDED OUTCOMES, a program focused on building the capacity of small and midsize nonprofits (under $5 million annual budgets and/or fewer than 20 staff members) to develop and implement effective performance management systems. Non-profit organizations that conduct activities in the areas of Education, Healthy Futures, Economic Opportunity, and Environmental Stewardship are eligible to participate. By bolstering their capacity to serve more clients, EXPANDED OUTCOMES will improve lives, strengthen communities, and foster civic engagement.
NUMBER SERVED: The program will provide 30 customized training experiences to an estimated 90 groups, and individualized, on-site technical assistance, benchmarking experiences, and peer-to-peer networking to 25 non-profit organizations.
GRANT REQUEST: $370,280 (direct costs, $349,321).