Online Nonprofit Administrative Resource Directory is a comprehensive, searchable database directory of administrative resources designed to assist nonprofit’s leverage their own capacity using the trusted source networks of information they rely upon. It promotes peer review by allowing members to comment on and rate individual resource links. The system becomes more useful to users every time someone rates or comments on a resource. Capaciteria has over 120 major categories and over 2500 nonprofit resources (links, articles, books, research, forms, etc.). They range from finance to facilities management and include significant resources on the most popular nonprofit queries such as volunteer management, philanthropic services, fund raising services, nonprofit jobs and technology resources. Resources come from the nonprofit, commercial government and educational sector and all can be rated and commented on.

The Principal of Internaut Consulting developed while at the Open Society Institute to demonstrate the ability to create a useful directory focused on administrative resources for nonprofits at a reasonably low cost. Internaut Consulting’s effective fundraising for continued support and outreach activities received a number of grants from Mario Morino, the Blue Ridge Foundation in New York and  a two year grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York to broaden its audience. An initial project involved developing an open Fiscal Agency list by category, further adding content resources and developing strategic partnerships with other organizations.

In an effort to consolidate and aggregate capacity resources for the benefit of the nonprofit sector, Internaut Associates agreed to merge its resources with IdeaEncore’s in an equity agreement. One Year later Nonprofit Direct, IdeaEncore and and Capaciteria all agreed to a merger with the Good Done Great Network to further aggregate both administrative and program resources on a new online platform: Internaut advised IdeaEncore on strategy during this period.

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