Components that Change
as an Organization gets Stronger

Phil Bartle, PhD,

Capacity building includes empowerment and strengthening in various dimensions. Here are sixteen elements of an organization that change as it gets stronger.

  1. Altruism
  2. Values
  3. Services
  4. Communications
  5. Confidence
  6. Context
  7. Information
  8. Intervention
  9. Leadership
  10. Networking
  11. Organization
  12. Power
  13. Skills
  14. Trust
  15. Unity
  16. Wealth

The more any organization has of each of the above elements, the stronger it is, the more capacity it has, and the more empowered it is.

An organization does not become stronger simply by adding a few more facilities. Strengthening or capacity building involves social change -- development -- and that, in turn, involves all sixteen of the above elements of strength.

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