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Bangalore: AVPN Capacity Building Workshop held on 18 Nov 2015

By Asian Venture Philanthropy Network (AVPN)





Date & time

18 November 2015



18 November 2015


About this event

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AVPN Capacity Building Workshop

Supported by EdelGive Foundation and Barclays India

Capacity Building is fundamentally about channelling resources to improve an organisation’s effectiveness. AVPN has curated a series of case studies on how resource providers have applied and supported capacity building efforts across Asia, bringing a multi-faceted view to how resources can be catalysed and leveraged to deliver greater social impact.

To this end, this workshop offers participants the possibility to step out of their daily practice, reflect on other practices, interact with their peers and enhance their own strategy.

Who should come?

  1. Grant maker – your work requires you to provide both funding and value-added services to grow social organisations. How can you give more than money and start building capacities?
  2. CSR manager – you’re tasked with overseeing skills-based volunteering opportunities for your colleagues, how can you match them with social initiatives for maximum value?
  3. Portfolio manager in an impact investment fund – how can you justify funding capacity building overheads of your investees?
  4. Incubator manager – capacity building is already core to your work; come and participate in the discussion and learn about alternative models.
  5. Social investor – you’ve funded several social impact incubators. You would like to learn about alternative models in this space.

Key Takeaways

By the end of the session, participants will have –

  • Discussed different ways of capacity building in various contexts using case studies and literature
  • Reflected on common issues along the example of other thought leaders in this space and begun to map out solutions to their issues
  • Enhanced their capacity building strategy


The module is practitioner and case-study oriented and provides an overview about key literature. Discussion between participants and guest speakers will be core to the delivery. Together these two elements will allow participants to reflect upon their capacity building techniques and improve them.


ITC Gardenia, No 1 Residency Rd, Bengaluru


  • AVPN Member: INR 5,000
  • Non-member: INR 7,500

Workshop Structure

0800hrs Registration
0830 – 1000hrs Introductions: understand participants’ engagement  practices and rationale

#1 The engaged approach

  • How do you engage with your investees or grantees?
  • Why do you offer capacity-building?
1000 – 1030hrs Break (Coffee)
1030 – 1200hrs #2 Offering and managing Capacity Building

  • How do you identify the needs of SPOs/NGOs or the organisations you build?
  • What do you deliver in capacity building?

Overview of the literature & common practices,  group discussion and report back

1200 – 1300hrs Lunch / Networking
1300 – 1430hrs EdelGive and Toolbox Case study

Review in depth, group discussion and presentation

1430 – 1500hrs Break (Coffee)
1500 – 1700hrs #3 Funding and Impact Measurement of Capacity Building

  • How do funders fund capacity building?
  • How do funders measure the impact and development of CB on the SPOs

Breakout group discussion, report back and wrap up

1700 – 1800hrs Workshop wrap up



Paul Carttar is partner and co-founder of The Bridgespan Group, his areas of specialisation are social innovation, enhancing the effectiveness of philanthropy, and scaling solutions that work. Paul will share the successes and failures of the Social Innovation Fund and draw on his more recent career experience to suggest “what next” for social finance, as Governments and Social Sectors face up to the challenges of the next 50 years.

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Dr Martina Mettgenberg-Lemiere, Assistant Director, AVPN Knowledge Centre


Kevin Teo, Managing Director, AVPN Knowledge Centre

Guest Speakers

Satya Narayan Bansal

Satya Narayan Bansal, Chief Executive – Barclays Wealth and Investment Management, India


Naghma Mulla, COO EdelGive Foundation


Vijaya Balaji, Managing Director, Toolbox India Foundation

Please register here or kindly contact [email protected] for further queries.

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