Capacity Strengthening

WomenStrong assists its partners with achieving their capacity strengthening and organizational development goals. We work together with our partners to identify their priority needs and develop a tailored approach — one that is contextually appropriate, given geography, size, and external challenges — to support partners as they strengthen their own capacity. We strive to collaborate authentically, and we value different ways of knowing, different forms of knowledge, and varied interpretations of success.

We understand that capacity strengthening requires all sorts of resources, including time, energy, expertise, and funds from WomenStrong.

Our approach to capacity strengthening includes the following:

  • Capacity Conversations – We explore our partners’ needs and determine how the Learning Lab, WomenStrong staff, and other resources can contribute to their progress.
  • Individual Action Plans – We then craft customized Plans with each partner, identifying resources, strategies, and potential risks, to help them meet their organizational strengthening goals.
  • An Understanding of What Success Looks Like – Our partners define their own goals and what success might look like, so they can measure and track their progress. 

About WomenStrong International

WomenStrong International provides trust-based funding, capacity strengthening, and a peer learning community to grantee partners addressing some of the most critical needs of women and girls: keeping girls in school, accessing lifesaving reproductive health care, preventing gender-based violence, and creating pathways to economic security. Learn More