Capacity building for small community organisations Auckland, Dunedin and the Bay of Plenty.
The Tindall Foundation is offering the opportunity for small community oganisations in Auckland, Dunedin and, for the first time in the Bay of Plenty, to apply for tailored packages of capacity-building.Applicants must have already received a Tindall Foundation donation in the last three years to be eligible. The closing date for the first round of applications is 14 November, 2014.
This capacity-building scheme is managed for The Tindall Foundation by NFP Works, a business which specialises in capacity-building support for not-for-profit organisations. Our goal is to help community groups become stronger, resilient and more financially sustainable.
Since 2009, The Tindall Foundation has offered Capacity Building donations to almost 150 small community organisations throughout New Zealand.
One child safety organisation had this to say about the scheme:
“Thank you for support through the capacity building scheme & NFP Works. It was a highlight for us and enables us to be more effective going forward in the protection of children. Much of our focus is around public awareness, education and advocacy and involvement in this project significantly enhances our capacity to deliver.
“The entire exercise has, in fact, saved us money with [our organization] now being able to manage the website in-house, appeal to volunteers and donors, educate readers and send up-to-date news via regular email updates.”
What’s on offer?
The scheme provides approved community organisations with a package of expert consultancy advice to help strengthen the community organisation’s capacity to meet its aims. Topic areas for capacity-building support may include one or more of the following:
- strategic planning
- organisation structure, including governance/management
- operational systems and processes
- financial systems, including fundraising strategies/skills
- marketing, including fundraising strategies/skills
- information technology
- human resources, staff retention and staff management
- research and evaluation
- other capacity building topics, as appropriate
Which organisations will this scheme help?
The Tindall Foundation experiences a lot of demand for this service and can only support a limited number of organisations per year. Therefore, it gives priority to organisations which
- Are small to medium-sized not-for-profit organisations (e.g. income of less than $400,000 p.a., one to five full/part-time staff members)
- Are charitable organisations
- Are currently funded or have been funded in the last 3 years by The Tindall Foundation
- Have existed as a legal entity for at least 18 months
- Don’t receive more than 35% of funding from a national organisation to which they are affiliated
- Have the capacity to benefit from capacity-building!
- Have not previously received capacity-building support from The Tindall Foundation
- Are not receiving capacity-building support from another funder (e.g. M.S.D.’s Capability Investment Resource)
How to apply:
Applications can be made by completing and returning the accompanying application form. The closing date for the first round of applications is November 14th, 2014. For further information contact Dave Richards on firstname.lastname@example.org or (09)9151650