CSO Organizational Development Program
ACCESS provides a wide range of tailored technical assistance (TA) to regional and Tbilisi-based CSOs with the end goal of helping them develop into stable and sustainable organizations.
The Organizational Development Program, one of the ACCESS components, is open primarily to ACCESS grantees; The Program is implemented by ACCESS partner – Center for Training and Consultancy (CTC) and envisions the following steps:
- Assessment of the organizational capacities of the selected CSOs. Assessment covers nine areas, including: Governance, Financial Management, Administration, Human Resource Management, Financial Sustainability, Strategic Planning, Fundraising, Organizational Management, and Project Management. Assessment is carried out using the EWMI’s Organizational Capacity Assessment Tool.
- Development of the individual Capacity Development Plans (CDP) for each target CSO based on the organizational capacity assessment findings. The CDP includes specific action items and technical assistance needs to achieve the desired results in each of the assessed areas. The CDP is agreed and approved with the respective organization.
- Delivery of the tailored training, mentoring, and peer learning to the respective organization to implement its CDP during 6 – 9 months period.
- Upon completion of the technical assistance, conducting a second organizational capacity assessment for each CSO to quantify CSOs’ improvement and map the road for any remaining gaps.