KACF invests in organizational development projects that will increase the effectiveness and efficiency of the nonprofits. Like any business, nonprofits organizations need a clear mission and vision, a concrete workplan, financial resources, expert staff, and effective systems to best help the most vulnerable individuals and families in the community. Yet organizations that are important safety nets for vulnerable community members often operate with very limited resources as they are commonly focused on day-to-day service delivery to meet their immediate needs.
KACF has recognized that we need to invest in two areas in order to affect real change: support programs that provide services to individuals and families AND infrastructure building projects that will increase the effectiveness and efficiency of the nonprofits.
In the Foundation’s capacity building work, KACF takes a two-pronged approach to meet the needs of our grantee partners that are in different stages of organizational development and have varying capacity building concerns. Our goal is to affect positive change within the organizations as well as within the Korean and broader nonprofit community.
For more information about the capacity building program, please contact Brennan Gang, Program Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Capacity Building Workshop Series
In 2016, KACF launched its 101 Capacity Building Workshop Series, the first of its kind in the Korean American community in our area. The free workshops will be conducted in Korean. Through the three part series, the Foundation aims to strengthen the capacity of nonprofit organizations serving under-resourced Korean Americans in New York and New Jersey.
This workshop series cover three pillars that strengthen an organization’s capacity: 1) a nonprofit’s mission, 2) board of directors, and 3) fundraising. Each workshop build on knowledge from the previous workshop. The first of the series focus on sharpening and aligning a nonprofit’s mission with its strategy. The second workshop provide an understanding of what a Board of Directors does and how to develop an effective Board. And the final workshop focus on fundraising strategies. This series also provides a space in which nonprofits can network and collaborate with each other.
Organizations are encouraged to attend all three workshops in order to maximize learning, and for those that do, they are eligible for quick action consultation session as a follow up to help implement action plan and tools developed through the workshops.
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Capacity Building Consultant Program
In 2013, KACF launched the Capacity Building Consultant Program to strengthen Korean nonprofits with cultural and language sensitive assistance, as well as to develop a cohort of Korean American nonprofit professionals. To support the KACF Consultant and his/her work with nonprofits, KACF selected Community Resource Exchange (CRE), a 35-year-old nonprofit management consultancy, as a program partner to leverage the breadth and depth of its consultancy’s expertise and resources.
The KACF Consultant works primarily with our Korean grantee partners. S/he conducts a needs assessment and works with their Board and staff to identify, prioritize and address organization development opportunities.
Please click on the video below to learn more about our Capacity Building Program.
Technical Assistance (TA) Grants
The TA Grants aims to help Staff and Board of grantee partners increase their capacity to lead and manage their organizations. Only current grantee partners are eligible to apply for grants up to $4,000 throughout the year, to build their organization’s infrastructure and leadership in such areas as financial management, board/staff development, communications, fundraising and technology.
The Ong Family Foundation is a Special Partner of the KACF Capacity Building Consultant Program.