Organizational Effectiveness

Organizational effectiveness, or OE, is the ability of an organization to marshal its knowledge, skills, and other resources to effectively fulfill its purpose. Also referred to as “capacity building,” OE describes the effort to ensure that nonprofits benefit from good management and strong governance, and are equipped to deliver programs that serve the community.

Below, Martha Kegel, executive director of UNITY of Greater New Orleans, and Angela Patterson, Deputy Director of UNITY of Greater New Orleans, discuss the impact winning the first annual Pitch It! The Innovation Challenge has had on their organization.


Below, TREE executive director Heather Szapary and TREE board member Jamal Brown discuss board development practices they learned from Organizational Effectiveness.


Below, Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra CEO James William Boyd discusses strategic partnerships skills he learned from Organizational Effectiveness.


All videos by NOVAC. Our work has been highlighted by Grantmakers for Effective Organizations and GrantCraft, a service of the Foundation Center.