Capacity building versus capability building

For a number of years now the notion of capacity building has been a topic of conversation in philanthropic circles. It features at discussion groups, networking events and conferences. How can philanthropy build the capacity of the non-profit sector? How can we encourage people to consider granting funds for core costs rather than just projects? These have been important conversations and on the one hand, a way of shining a spotlight on the role that philanthropy can play in the non-profit sector’s growth and sustainability. On the other hand, these…