Capacity Building for beginners


Join our Capacity Building for Beginners – Nonprofit Organization Founders course to gain the essential skills and knowledge needed to maximize your organization’s impact, drive sustainable growth, and make a real difference in the world.

Applications Open

10 November 2023 – 6 December 2023

Programme Start Date

17 January 2024

Tuition Fees

NGOConnectSA Members: Free
Non-Members: R500



The capacity to adapt and evolve is vital for Non Profit Organizational success.

Our Capacity Building program is meticulously crafted to empower individuals and organizations with the skills needed to thrive in the emerging landscape of the Non Profit Sector. Through a blend of practical exercises and experiential learning, participants will embark on a transformative journey. You will gain invaluable insights into capacity-building strategies that extend beyond today’s challenges, focusing on long-term building and sustainability. This program delves into forward-thinking approaches, adeptly navigating digital disruptions, understanding the evolving needs of tomorrow’s stakeholders, optimizing processes for efficiency, fostering resilience, and establishing the groundwork for future-proof business models. Additionally, we will explore the cultivation of a dynamic culture that not only embraces complexity and change but thrives on it. Join us and equip you with the vision and tools to lead confidently into the future.

Minimum Requirements

  • No formal education qualifications are required.
  • Non Profit Founders and/or Functional specialists working in  lead roles; and individuals who are driven by social impact.

Note: These are the tentative schedules and the confirmed schedules will be sent to all accepted students closer to the start date of the programme. These formats are subject to change and applicants will be notified of any changes timeously.

Special Requirements

Special Needs: If you have a special need or disability, NGOConnectSA will make every effort to provide appropriate accommodations. However, we kindly request that students supply medical certificates and any necessary supporting documentation as requested by We strongly advise contacting the Admissions Office prior to submitting your application to discuss your individual requirements.

Religious Observance: For students with specific religious observance needs, it is recommended that you reach out to the NGOConnectSA Admissions Office before commencing your application. This will allow us to determine how best to accommodate your unique requirements.


More Information

How will you benefit

  • Enhanced Leadership Skills
  • Increased Impact
  • Sustainable Growth
  • Increased access to funding and funds for your organisation
  • Efficient Operations
  • Long-term Strategy
  • Networking Opportunity
  • Professional Development
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Innovation
  • Empowerment

Who Should Attend

  • Nonprofit organization founders and co-founders
  • Nonprofit leaders and executives
  • Board members of nonprofit organizations
  • Individuals involved in nonprofit management and administration
  • Aspiring nonprofit leaders and social entrepreneurs
  • Grant writers and fundraisers for nonprofits
  • Community Leaders
  • Anyone looking to start a nonprofit organization and seeking foundational knowledge in capacity building for the nonprofit sector

Key Focus Areas

  • Organizational Assessment
  • Strategic Planning
  • Governance and Compliance
  • Key Elements of Effective Governance
  • Funding and Source of Funds
  • Sustainability and Long- term Planning
  • Technology and Data Management
  • Fundraising and Resource Dev
  • Program Dev and Evaluation
  • Financial Management


Get Started

Step 1

Submit Online Application.
Click here to complete your application.

Step 2

Successful Applicants will receive a letter of acceptance and an invoice to secure seat.

Step 3

Course Material and communication is issued once payment is made.