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Capacity Building Positions - Overview

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Capacity Building Positions

 


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Overview

 

Bonner Transformation Goals

 

This guide addresses our collective goal to partner with community organizations in helping meet their capacity-building needs.  These opportunities complement and will often be integrated into the direct service roles students are already filling with partners.  In this way, they fulfill not only our community partnership goals but also our student development goals.

 

 

 

 

Tracking and Documentation Goals

 

The process outlined below also addresses our goals for tracking and documenting the impact of our community-campus partnerships.  This will be accomplished by using standard forms for developing and then documenting Capacity Building Opportunities and Accomplishments.  The Bonner Web-Based Reporting System will be used to collect this information, as well as to translate the opportunities into position descriptions that students will use when choosing their placements.

 

 

Capacity Building Activities


 

The Corporation for National and Community Service defines three kinds of capacity building activities (see CNCS definitions here):

 

  • Efficiency / Efficacy: Improved outcomes with the same level of resources or improved or consistent quality of services with fewer resources;
  • Scale/Reach: Number of new people served, new populations served, and/or new or expanded services;
  • Leverage: Additional resources or assets garnered through capacity-building activities such as funding, volunteers, in-kind support, and partnerships.

 

After reviewing the CNCS definitions and also current Bonner student service position descriptions that feature capacity building roles, we identified a set of activities in five capacity building areas:

 

  1. Volunteer management: coordinating/managing service program, volunteer recruitment
  2. Training and Program Development: coordinating programs, developing new programs, writing training manuals, organizing training workshops
  3. Fundraising: organizing events, identifying grant and funding sources, writing grants
  4. Communications: website and social media development, coordinate meetings, online networking support
  5. Research: community-based research, policy research

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