Capacity Lab

Lab Outline

Capacity Lab is a blend of in-class learning and expert consulting. Our non-profit clients have seen transformative benefits through this guided self-assessment process. Members of our consulting team will work with you to build a Capacity Enhancement Plan for your organization.

We define capacity as the health of your organization in five areas:

  1. Programs
  2. Governance
  3. Business model
  4. Management
  5. Administrative Systems

Suggested participants: A few team members who want to conduct a deep review of your organization. This can include senior staff (Executive Directors, CEOs, general managers, etc.) and non-profit board members.

Important note! Capacity Lab includes space for up to four individuals from your organization to participate. We recommend having your executive director (or most senior staff person) and one board member participate for the entire program. The additional spots can be alternated with different staff or board members for specific sessions, depending on the topic relevance.

Lab Outcomes

By the end of this lab, you will be able to:

  • Understand the seven stages of your organization’s lifecycle.
  • Assess the five areas of your organizational capacity (programs, management, governance, systems, and financial resources).
  • Get clarity on your organizational development activities that offer the greatest impact.
  • Develop a detailed organizational capacity enhancement plan.

Registration Details

Capacity Lab is a three-month guided self-assessment process that blends virtual learning sessions with consultant advisory support between sessions.

Application Deadline: 2 weeks before the start date

Bursary Application Deadline: 1 month before the start date

Location: Online/Virtual

Cost: $2999 Non-Members | $2699 Members

Lab Schedule

Check out what our Capacity Lab program looks like.

February 7, 2024 | 9am - 12pm

February 21, 2024 | 9am - 12pm

March 6, 2024 | 9am - 12pm

March 20, 2024 | 9am - 12pm

April 3, 2024 | 9am - 12pm

April 17, 2024 | 9am - 12pm

May 1, 2024 | 9am - 12pm

Meet Our Facilitators

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Dorla Tune

Organizational Consultant at Vantage Point

Dorla Tune is our Organizational Consultant who supports and strengthens our training, planning, and consulting services. Dorla has over 20 years’ experience in the non-profit sector which spans across multiple provinces and organizations. Dorla is passionate about community development, social justice, and equity. She values building relationships and strategically connecting people in ways that support equity-seeking groups and communities to collectively work with their strengths to move forward.

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Maria Turnbull

Associate Executive Director at Vantage Point

Maria Turnbull brings over 20 years of leadership experience in staff and director roles within the non-profit sector, both here in Canada and in the UK. With a BA in International Relations and MBA, Maria is a skilled facilitator and consultant in board governance, organizational development, and management. She has consulted for Foundations, the City of Vancouver, various colleges, and hundreds of other not-for-profit organizations.

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JP Baker

Planning Consultant at The Vantage Point

JP is our Planning Consultant, ready to support organizations strategize the most effective ways to reach their goals. JP has extensive experience as a facilitator, consultant, researcher, and writer. As a consultant, JP is sought out for his expertise in governance, organizational culture, strategy, process design, and change management.

Lab Benefits

  • Identify transition stages that may be causing pressure and how to move through them.
  • Outline realistic steps your organization can take to build capacity in governance, management, financial resources and/or administrative systems.
  • Understand how your current challenges and opportunities are part of a normal progression.
  • Complete a comprehensive self-assessment to identify your organization’s current lifecycle stage and identify next steps to build capacity.

Lab Topics

Topics covered in the 7 half-day learning sessions.

Lifecycles Overview




Business Model


Bringing It All Together

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