Helping small nonprofits take their performance and community impact to the next level

We offer free capacity-building programs to fit the various needs of community-based nonprofits at different stages of development. Our programs are intensive and customized to meet the unique culture and needs of each nonprofit.

Our capacity building partnerships are successful because they are:

  • Relationship-based: Each Executive Director is paired with a Fair Chance Capacity Building Specialist who develops a deep understanding of the organization and its leadership throughout the Partnership
  • Customized: Each pair (Executive Director and Capacity Building Specialist) set specific goals and design a work plan for the course of the Partnership
  • Intensive: Both the Executive Director and the Capacity Building Specialist dedicate 8 hours/week to Partnership work, including weekly meetings. Staff and members of the board of directors also participate in the Partnership on specific projects

Pathways Partnership

This video, created in 2020, contains some content that no longer accurately represents the Pathways Partnership. Please note the Pathways Partnership is now 8 months long, and the Resource Alignment capacity building area has been renamed Leadership & Management.

Praxis Partnership

Impact Academy — Enhancing Programs and Measuring Outcomes

  • Open to nonprofits that have completed the Praxis Partnership
  • A 24-month engagement to build systems and culture
  • Currently closed for applications as we evaluate the Impact Academy Pilot

Ready for Work Nonprofit Capacity Building Initiative

  • Invitation-only program for nonprofits in Prince George’s County, MD
  • A 3-year partnership with selected nonprofits to help improve organizational outcomes and strengthen their capacity to support young people in achieving their goals
  • Initiative of the Prince George’s County Council and co-managed with Venture Philanthropy Partners + RaiseDC

Prince George’s S.O.A.R. (Support. Organize. Act. Rise)

  • Open to nonprofits in Prince Geroge’s County, MD
  • A free, virtual workshop series on organizational development and capacity building.
  • Initiative of the Prince George’s County Council and co-managed with Venture Philanthropy Partners + RaiseDC
  • Community of Practice: Invitation-only community that brings together Prince George’s County youth practitioners engaged in the YouthConnect and Ready for Work Nonprofit Capacity Building Programs to share stories, tools, and uplifting best practices and innovative solutions to respond to challenges facing youth.

Network Services

Fair Chance is committed to the sustainability and growth of our nonprofit partners – even after the partnership program is completed. Our vibrant alumni network has access to the following Network Services offerings such as Legal, Executive Director Learning Community, E-Forum, Alumni Resource Support Hub (ARCH), and Boston Consulting Group Fellows Program.