DSYF's Quick Assessment Tool
To start the process of self-assessment
about capacity-building needs, youth-serving agencies in Los Angeles
County can download a brief assessment device DSYF
created, based on the above questions and subject areas. The DSYF
Tool can be used to focus staff discussion, lead a board meeting,
or begin constructing a funding proposal, among many other purposes.
To download a PDF of this tool, click
Other Assessment Tools
Other tools can help a nonprofit assess
its needs for capacity building, develop a plan of action to do
so, and measure progress over time. Some of these assessment tools
are free of charge and relatively easy to use. Others must be
purchased from their developers, are more complex, and may require
a substantial financial and time investment.
This roster contains 19 self-assessment tools nonprofits may use
as part of planning for capacity building. Information on cost,
level of complexity (low-medium-high) and estimated time to complete
are included for each. Most can be used by any type of nonprofit,
though a few were constructed specifically for one area, such
as the arts (titles indicate clearly which these are). To find
out more about a tool, click on its title and you will be connected
to the developer's website.
No endorsement is implied for any of the tools listed below in
alphabetical order, and there are many other valuable capacity-building
assessment tools that are not mentioned here.
NOTE: Appearance of activities, publications or organizations
in these website listings does not constitute any type of endorsement
from the Dwight Stuart Youth Fund. These listings are
provided solely for informational purposes