Plenary 3: Effective Capacity Building

25-May-2016 Return to conference program

9:30am to 10:45am

Room Z209 / Main Auditorium


Paul Carttar
Founding Director
US Social Innovation Fund


Elizabeth Riker
Senior Partner
New Profit
Naghma Mulla
Chief Operating Officer
EdelGive Foundation
Cliff Prior
Chief Executive Officer
Big Society Capital
Joyce Teo
Deputy, Chief Executive Officer
The Community Foundation of Singapore

Session Description

Capacity building is inherently about improving the effectiveness of social purpose organizations (SPOs) to deliver on social outcomes. Capacity building requires both financial and non-financial capital to develop stronger SPOs. Funders, however, often prioritize allocating resources to the end programs over capacity building efforts, which can consequently inhibit social outcome success.

This plenary taps into the deep experience of our speakers to explore the lessons learnt in their respective capacity building journeys and offers an opportunity for audience dialogue on those lessons can be applied meaningfully in Asia.

Key Takeaways for Audience

  • Why is capacity building important?
  • What needs are you most qualified to help with?
  • How does this affect your due diligence process?
  • What are the main challenges in the delivery of capacity building over time?

*** Session Report – P3: Effective Capacity Building (Click to download)