How to Grow Your Organization through Capacity Building

11/15/2021 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET




How to Grow Your Organization through Capacity Building
Monday, November 15 | 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM | Interactive Web Session

Presented by: Louis J. Beccaria, Ph.D., and Constance Carter, CFRE, Co-Authors of NONPROFIT EXCELLENCE: Strategies for a Challenging World (new PANO member benefit!)

Capacity building - just another nopnrofit buzzword? It doesn't have to be! So what is capacity building anyway, and how can it help your nonprofit increase its effectiveness and attract more funding?

In this lively interactive workshop, Lou Beccaria and Connie Carter, co-authors of the new book, NONPROFIT EXCELLENCE: Strategies for a Challenging World, will explain the rich diversity of capacity building initiatives and how they can help to build your organization’s long-term stability and success. Also included will be tips and strategies for obtaining funding for capacity building projects.


Single Login Cost:
$30 per person for PANO Members | $66 per person for Not-Yet Members

Terms of Participation
Your purchase entitles you to a single login. Please do not share the login information with others, as it may interfere with your ability to join. If multiple individuals from your organization would like to view the webinar, please purchase separate tickets for each person or consider a group screening ticket (below).


Group Screening Cost (4-10 individuals):
$100 per group for PANO Members | $222 per group for Not-Yet Members

Terms of Participation
If you have 4-10 individuals interested in viewing the webinar, please have one person register selecting the group ticket. You can then enter the names and email addresses of up to 9 other individuals to add to your group ticket.


This option makes the most sense when you have 4-10 individuals interested in viewing the webinar. For fewer than 4 attendees, a single login ticket for each person is the most cost-effective option. For more than 10 attendees, please email Christina at to discuss options.


Materials & Login/Call-In Instructions:
Materials (PowerPoint and other handouts), along with instructions on how to login and call-in, will be emailed to attendees a few days prior to the date of the webinar. PANO uses Zoom as our webinar platform; you can familiarize yourself with Zoom and/or join a test meeting prior to these sessions.

Can’t attend? All webinar registrants will receive a recording of the webinar following the live session!

About the Member Benefit:

NONPROFIT EXCELLENCE: Strategies for a Challenging World by Louis J. Beccaria, Ph.D., and Constance Carter, CFRE

This book of practical essays is filled with scores of helpful best-practice tips about leadership and grantmaking that have been learned through many years working with hundreds of nonprofit organizations and their leaders. Included are:

  • Articles about the challenges and obstacles facing nonprofits today
  • Suggestions about how to build and maintain effective and inspired boards of directors and committees
  • Problem-solving strategies to use when issues arise
  • A diverse collection of sample policies, documents, and planning aids
  • Essays about thoughtful grantmaking and “insider” advice for grant-seekers

Whether readers are new to the nonprofit sector or have decades of experience as leadership, volunteers, or staff, this book will challenge your thinking and offer new ways of approaching old problems.


PANO members enjoy a 20% discount (only $15.95 for a single copy – AND group discounts are available!). Learn more here and contact Lou Beccaria to place your order ( | 610-283-8278).


What Readers are Saying about the Book:

“This book is a masterpiece! I wish I had it while working in the field. It’s a tremendous contribution to the literature.Retired nonprofit executive


“A great book of essays that would be valuable as a board and staff education tool. The essays provide practical guidance and good points for reflection and discussion. Assigning the board an essay to read and then, as suggested in the essay, taking 10-15 minutes to discuss the contents at a board meeting will help keep the board invigorated and engaged.”Tish Mogan, Standards for Excellence Director, Pennsylvania Association of Nonprofit Organizations


“This is required reading for every nonprofit board member, as well as the CEOs and executive leadership who nurture board responsibilities. Well done!” – Karen Simmons, President/CEO, Chester County Community Foundation


About the Facilitators:

Louis J. Beccaria, Ph.D.

Lou has 50 years of professional experience spanning government and nonprofit positions in criminal justice, health and human services, and higher education, including 30 years as a grant maker at three foundations. Lou has also been an adjunct professor in nonprofit management at Eastern University and Villanova University. He has served as a consultant to nonprofit organizations and foundations and as a member of various nonprofit boards for over 45 years. He also has 20 years’ experience as a local radio and public access TV talk show producer and host on community issues and has been recognized many times for his significant community service work.


Constance Carter, CFRE

Connie has 35 years of experience in nonprofit strategic planning, campaign management, fundraising, and organizational development, and 20 years’ experience as a teacher and workshop leader. She is a co-founder of Sylvia & Carter & Associates, a consulting firm dedicated to improving the quality of life through philanthropy and building the capacity of the nonprofit sector. She is also skilled at developing creative strategies that lead to funding and in working with diverse groups, large and small, with a variety of needs and capabilities.

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