Tools for the Field
Competency Models
Competency models help you and your organization align mission-area expertise with role-specific excellence.

Understand what effective performance looks like.
Competency models delineate the knowledge, skills, abilities, and other characteristics (KSAOs) that are required for optimal performance in a particular job or profession.

Don’t just know — do.
Our models help you understand and apply the behaviors of meaningful, high-impact philanthropy in your work and relationships.

Support equitable and inclusive hiring and staff retention.
Competency-based hiring practices have been shown to increase the hiring of people of color and improve staff retention.

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