We know it isn’t always easy to identify what assets you have or to pinpoint the capacities your team needs—especially when you are in the thick of your everyday work. That’s why we’ve developed an easy-to-use self-reflection tool to help our clients and partners think through where they are and what they will need to get where they want to go. This tool can be particularly helpful if you’ve found yourself:
- Facing a new challenge and realizing that your team does not have the capacity to address it effectively
- Wanting to integrate what you’ve learned about your grant making into your current process but not knowing where to start
- Realizing your organization needs new systems to respond to rapidly changing grantee needs
- Frustrated with the time it takes to make decisions
This self-reflection tool is specifically designed to help leaders think through changes that may be necessary to adapt processes and increase equity as many seek to “rebuild better” following COVID-19 and the events of 2020. The tool outlines a selection of eight organizational capacities that funders need to overcome the challenges of today and tomorrow and stay on the uphill course.
We encourage you to take this quiz to see how your organization is performing.