The CORE Initiative developed the Core Initiative Capacity Analysis Tool
[PDF] to enable community and faith-based organizations (CBOs/FBOs) to analyze levels of capacity in different organizational and technical areas. The Initiative's capacity-building efforts focused on issues of organizational effectiveness, such as planning and management, as well as technical HIV/AIDS issues, including behavior change communication, monitoring and evaluation, micro-credit/finance, gender issues, partnering and advocacy.
This tool is designed to facilitate group discussions between members of community organizations and external facilitators providing capacity-building support. Alternatively, the tool may be self-administered by the implementing community organization. The profile section has questions that can be asked to establish a basic description of the organization.