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: The 2020 Alliance regional gathering roadshow is underway.  If you are in New England, join us for the Alliance New England Regional Innovation Forum on January 30th.  This year's focus is: Stepping Into Bold Conversations -- Building Competencies for Facilitating Racial Equity Conversations 

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These self-organized groups provide a space for members to network, exchange ideas, collaborate, and develop their skills.

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ETLC Exploring 2020: Productive board engagement in transitions and beyond

Stepping Into Boldness-- Building Competencies for Racial Equity Conversations

A Conversation with Edgar Villanueva, author of "Decolonizing Wealth"