LISC National

Capacity Mapping

Capacity Mapping (or CapMap® for short) is a diagnostic tool designed to assist LISC program staff in mapping the current capacity of an organization, working in partnership with a CDC to determine a path for growth, and measuring achievement along the way. CapMap® distinguishes progressive stages of competency in nine key areas of organizational activity that are crucial for success:

  • Board Governance
  • Community Connections
  • Executive Director
  • Financial Management
  • Fund Development
  • Human Resources & Staff Development
  • Management Information Systems (MIS)
  • Real Estate Asset Management (if applicable)
  • Real Estate Development (if applicable)

LISC uses CapMap® to target and refine strategies for organizational growth, in an effort to work more effectively with our on-the-ground partners. CapMap® assists in identifying specific areas of organizational growth that LISC may invest in, helps plan the use of resources more effectively, and evaluates the impact of our capacity building efforts.


Kate Rebhan