About this Toolkit


This VOPE Institutional Capacity Toolkit is a collection of curated descriptions, tools, advice, examples, software and toolboxes developed by VOPEs and other organizations working to support not-for-profit organizations.

It was compiled by EvalPartners, the International Evaluation Partnership Initiative, together with the Toolkit Task Force responsible for Institutional capacity building of VOPEs.

Who this toolkit is for

This toolkit is for volunteers and staff involved in establishing and managing emergent and developed VOPEs.  If your VOPE has just started out, this resource is for you. If your VOPE has been around for a long time, but you are interested in making it more transparent or active, this resource is for you.

What this toolkit is

This toolkit is a collection of curated descriptions, tools, advice, examples, software, and toolboxes developed by VOPEs and other organizations working to support not-for-profit organizations.

What this toolkit is not

This toolkit is not an exhaustive list of topics that VOPEs should pay attention to. It is a good collection of information for VOPEs to start to consult, but it does not replace the kind of information that an experienced professional or trained information specialist might be able to advise on. All of the material is included as is, and there is no guarantee that the material will be appropriate in your context.

Acknowledgements, Licensing, Attributions

Unless expressly stated otherwise, the contents of the toolkit is made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported licence accessible here .

The required attribution for use of this content is: This information was compiled in the VOPE Institutional Capacity Toolkit funded and supported by EvalPartners – an international collaborative aimed at strengthening national evaluation capacities.

EvalPartners reserves the right to modify or discontinue provision of this website and the Institutional Capacity Toolkit, and to remove the data you provide, either temporarily or permanently, at any time, without notice and without any liability towards you.

EvalPartners will not be held responsible or liable for timeliness, removal of information, failure to store information, inaccuracy of information, or improper delivery of information.


1. 1 Note that depending on the size, development phase and purpose of your VOPE, the material presented in this toolkit may need to be contextualised for your specific purposes.

1.2 By accessing this website, you expressly acknowledge that the VOPE Institutional Capacity Toolkit is intended for quick research by you and your organisation, and that options or approaches or other subject matter must be verified independently according to appropriate standards.

1.3 To the extent permitted by law, EvalPartners makes no warranty, either implied or express, that any part of the website will be uninterrupted, error-free, virus-free, timely, secure, accurate, reliable, or of any quality, nor is it warranted either implicitly or expressly that any content is safe in any manner for download.  You understand and agree that neither EvalPartners  nor any user who has expressed an opinion on the website provides professional advice of any kind and that any advice or any other information obtained via this website is to be used solely at your own risk.

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