We are nonprofit consultants, academics, funders, and professionals actively strengthening our practices and the field of capacity building.

We believe that quality research and practice need each other; that each lens and pursuit should inform and affect the other. By sharing and synthesizing what we know, we aim to better support and advance positive social change.

We welcome all those who are curious, wish to engage in open dialogue, and collaborate in a knowledge community with diverse perspectives and a common purpose.

Together, we become the forefront of capacity building research and practice—Together, we are the Alliance.    

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Affinity Groups

These self-organized groups provide a space for members to network, exchange ideas, collaborate, and develop their skills.

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CBO Affinity Group: Feeling Overwhelmed? Finding the Balance Across Your Capacity Building Workload

Exploring the Link Between Innovation and Impact

Get to Know the Alliance - Member Orientation

ETLC Affinity Group Webinar: The First 30 Days of Your IED Assignment – What Questions will you Ask?