Capacity Building: What Large Nonprofits Want and Need

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 -
10:00am to 11:00am
Unlimited slots available
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On a daily basis, large nonprofit organizations (more than $10 million in revenue and 25 staff members) meet the challenges of myriad funding sources, complicated personnel issues, and complex infrastructure needs. This webinar, the third in IPA’s 2018 Capacity Building Series, outlines solutions you can use to help large organizations adapt, grow, innovate, and keep on doing what they do so well.

Facilitated by Mike Stone, the conversation will feature a grant maker and a nonprofit executive providing input on specific tactics to increase large nonprofits’ capacity to fulfill their mission.


  • How you can help your grantees become sustainable by helping them understand how to balance their mission, capital, and programs
  • The challenges facing large nonprofits and solutions to meet those challenges

Target Audience:

This program is designed for foundation staff and foundation grant committee members wanting to implement capacity building strategies to enhance their investments in large nonprofit organizations.  Foundation staff members are welcome to host a “viewing party” for this webinar and invite their large nonprofit grantees to join them for this program.


  • Cheryl Taylor, President, Foellinger Foundation
  • Sarah Zike, United Way of Central Indiana
  • Moderator:  Mike Stone, Ph.D., Impact Strategies


  • 10:00 am | Welcome and Introductions
  • 10:05 am | Overview: Six Challenges Facing Large Nonprofit Organizations
  • 10:15 am | Tools for Success: Foellinger Foundation’s Foundation-invited Initiative (FII)
  • 10:30 am | Determining and Meeting Needs: A Large Nonprofit’s Perspective
  • 10:45 am | Facilitated Discussion/Participant Q&A

About Nonprofit Capacity Building Series

IPA is partnering with Grantmakers for Effective Organizations, Nonprofit Finance Fund, Indiana nonprofit executive directors, and Indiana foundation professionals to help you strengthen the impact of your philanthropic investments in nonprofit capacity. Our Nonprofit Capacity Building Webinar Series will include three webinars discussing strategies to help small, mid-sized, and large nonprofit organizations effectively grow, adapt, and deliver stronger programs. Research and best practices will be shared on what Indiana nonprofits need to be more effective and how foundations can support the needs of nonprofits of various sizes and at different points along the nonprofit life cycle. Join us for the following programs:


Please register by: 3/19/2018

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Please contact Catrena Morrow with any questions by email or call at 317-630-5200 Ext. 110.