We are nonprofit consultants, academics, funders, and professionals actively strengthening our practices and the field of capacity building.

We believe that quality research and practice need each other; that each lens and pursuit should inform and affect the other. By sharing and synthesizing what we know, we aim to better support and advance positive social change.  We welcome all those who are curious, wish to engage in open dialogue, and collaborate in a knowledge community with diverse perspectives and a common purpose.  Together, we become the forefront of capacity building research and practice—Together, we are the Alliance.  

Exciting News: Each year, the Alliance’s Terry McAdam Book Award Committee reviews books published in the nonprofit sector, highlights the very best thinking in management, governance, and capacity building, and helps expose practitioners to new knowledge and approaches in the field.  Read about our 2019 winner here! 

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