Reimagining Capacity Building

Capacity building is critical to impactful grantmaking. Traditional models of capacity building, however, don’t always account for culture, systems, and power in its design. By not fully assessing assumptions and values, equity principles fall by the wayside and capacity building instead reinforces patterns of harm in the communities we intend to benefit. Join this session to learn from GEO’s latest work on Reimagining Capacity Building, which examines principles for centering equity in our capacity building efforts. They will share how inequities can show up and offer steps to address and mitigate them. You’ll also learn from local leaders in the field and begin applying the concepts to your own capacity-building strategy.

Date & Time: 
Thursday, September 29, 2022 -
9:00am to 10:15am EDT
Capitol III