In 2020 bi3 issued a Capacity-Building Request for Proposals for a one-time investment to help nonprofit organizations to provide virtual services amidst pandemic restrictions and beyond. The response was overwhelming, demonstrating the need. bi3 ultimately awarded $1.59 million to 37 area nonprofit organizations for investments in technology, tools and training to help them adapt to a virtual environment and increase community access to health and social services.
Now, new survey results are helping us explore how funders can better support our area nonprofit partners.
Together with Interact for Health and HealthPath, bi3 issued the 2021 Capacity Building Survey to 186 organizations to learn more about their capacity-building needs. In total, 62 nonprofits responded, sharing their priorities.
When asked which areas they would like to build capacity in over the next year, most organizations identified:
- Data Collection & Analysis
- Equity-Focused Leadership & Practices
To see the full 2021 Capacity Building Survey results, click here.
Based on these responses, bi3, Interact for Health and HealthPath are working together to develop a capacity-building program around two of the top needs identified — evaluation & data collection and equity-focused leadership & practices. This initiative may include training and learning opportunities, technical assistance or consultant support, and peer learning groups or networks.