Capacity Assessment Grid

From "Effective Capacity Building in Nonprofit Organizations"

The McKinsey Capacity Assessment Grid is a tool designed to help nonprofit organizations assess their organizational capacity. The grid should be used in conjunction with the Capacity Framework, which explains the seven elements of organizational capacity and their components.

The grid asks the reader to score the organization on each element of organizational capacity, by selecting the text that best describes the organization's current status or performance. The framework and the descriptions in the grid were developed based on our team’s collective experience as well as the input of many nonprofit experts and practitioners.

The Capacity Assessment Grid is used to evaluate the following:

  • Aspirations
  • Strategy
  • Organizational skills
  • Human resources
  • Systems and infrastructure
  • Organizational structure
  • Culture
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