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Building Capacity

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The following are publications and resources that may be helpful in your Building Capacity professional development; these tools can be useful supplements to the modules. Please check back, as new materials will be added.

Disaster Preparedness & Response:

Drafting a Staffing Plan for your Organization (pdf)

Making Powerful Presentations (pdf)

Writing a Position Description (MSWord)

The Hidden Workforce - How to Use Volunteers to Expand, Extend and Strengthen Your Services (pdf)

Tips for Effective Public Speaking (pdf)


Ethical Leadership:

Conversations with Three Vermont Nonprofit Directors (pdf)

Ethical Leadership Factsheet (pdf)

Josephson Institute of Ethics


Basic Facilitation Skills (pdf)

Meeting Basics: Building Skills for Better Meetings

Strategic Planning :

Strategic Planning – Comments from the Field (pdf)

Strategic Planning in Nonprofit Organizations – a Brief Overview (pdf)

Understanding Donors: Put the Shoe on the Other Foot (Article at

Team Leadership:

MSU Philosophy of Leadership

Team Leadership Model

Hill's Team Leadership Model

Working in Teams -- Leading from Any Chair: The Process of Decision-Making

How to use a Gantt Chart with Google Docs (YouTube video)

Gantt Chart definition (Wikipedia)

Gantt Charts - Planning and scheduling more complex projects

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