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Organizational Capacity Building

"WSU CCSR facilitated Wichita Art Museum strategic planning, helping us listen to a wide range of current and future supporters. CCSR has the resources to conduct online surveys, face-to-face interviews, and focus groups. They organized this data in a way that was extremely useful. CCSR then guided staff and board members through the planning process—challenging us to face critical issues and entertain creative strategies. Importantly, CCSR is helping us to use our plan as a ‘living document’ that will allow us to adopt as demands change.”

Jeff Kennedy, Chair, Board of Trustees
Wichita Art Museum, Inc.

The Center for Community Support and Research (CCSR) combines well-established capacity building techniques with innovative approaches that strengthen organizations and the teams that comprise them. Need assistance with your grassroots organization, community nonprofit, government entity, faith-based organization, youth-serving organization, community coalition or educational institution in Kansas? Our staff and associates have the experience and background to effectively strengthen your mission. We work closely with organizations’ management, staff, and boards to identify organizational capacity needs, develop a plan to address those needs and implement capacity building activities, and assess progress on organizational change.



What Organizational Capacity Building Services does CCSR offer?

  • Appreciative Inquiry to discover what is working well for the organization and to envision what could be
  • Strategic planning to help determine your organization’s future and create a plan to achieve your goals
  • Succession planning to develop internal leadership talent and plan for seamless organizational transitions. More information is available on this flier.
  • Board development to foster commitment, accountability and organizational direction
  • Fund development planning to determine steps your organization will take to find new resources for programs and services
  • Consultation with organizations working to become IRS recognized nonprofits


Importance of Organizational Capacity Building

Organizations need to regularly consider big picture issues like goals, planning, and organizational capacity. But it can be hard to make time for this in the busy routines of your organization’s daily operations. This is where CCSR comes in. We serve as an external, motivating force that will work with your organization to manage these larger issues in a workable, innovative, and sustainable way. With the assistance of CCSR, your organization will learn how to deal with ever-changing working environments and challenges, while maintaining a high level of productivity and efficiency.

Amy Delamaide, MPA
316.978.6773 direct
316.978.3843 office


Sarah Jolley, MA
316.978.5487 direct
316.978.3843 office