A tool to help frontline organisations identify areas for growth
Organisational strengthening & technical assistance
The key to effective frontline partnerships is understanding that grantees often have organisational development needs, and that’s okay. In fact, it’s not just frontline organisations with room to grow – it’s all organisations.
Particularly with newer or smaller groups, these needs can feel riskier, but they are normal and inevitable. You can add tremendous value as a donor by offering expertise, connections, tools, trainings or additional funding.
Capacity building is a significant area of investment for the Freedom Fund, as we believe it is one of our core value-adds. Our clustered, hotspot model enables us to deliver this effectively at scale by often bringing together multiple partners at once. Our partners use our Organisational Capacity Assessment Tool (OCAT) every 18 months to self-identify areas of strength and plans for growth.
Supports offered are always informed by partner needs, and often include:
- Direct support from locally-based Program Advisors throughout the grantmaking process, including proposal development, monitoring and evaluation and reporting.
- Training and technical assistance on topics like safeguarding, fundraising, communications, financial management, leadership, advocacy, and campaigning.
- Support for global-level engagement and advocacy, including training, funding for convenings, and travel grants (so we can collectively influence who gets a platform at international events).
- Other opportunities for community building and learning, such as through exposure trips and peer mentoring.