Previous Events & Training

Previous Events & Training

Find summaries, resources, pictures, videos and much more from previous Alliance events and training courses.

Telling my story: Analysing and Reporting on Outcomes

This workshop facilitated by Evaluation Support Scotland in Edinburgh helped participants get to grips with preparing an end of year donor report. It war primarily for Scottish Government international development small grants recipients.

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Webinar: Top tips for developing and using a Theory of Change

Whether you are a small charity, large federated NGO, consultant, or international development researcher you will likely be asked to develop a Theory of Change for a development project or programme. This lunchtime webinar with Isabel Vogel helped attendees understand what creating and using a Theory of Change looks like in practice.

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Project Management Training Perth

This training course in Perth on the 3rd March delivered by Northern Star Associates covered the basics of designing and managing a project. We shared examples of best practice, adaptive management and helped attendees leverage solutions to common project management problems.

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The ‘how’ of the SDGs: enhancing coherence across sectors

At the 2020 SCVO Gathering the Alliance hosted a learning lab about creating a common language around policy coherence and helping attendees to put joined-up thinking into practice. Speakers from the Scottish Government's National Performance Framework team and the Scottish Parliament's Information centre spoke at the event.

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Online course: an intro to institutional fundraising

This online training course designed for small civil society organisations helped attendees to think strategically about applying for institutional funds and how to factor sustainability it into your fundraising strategies. The course was run over a two-week period by Rachel Haynes in January 2020, and comprised an introductory exercise, a live webinar, post-webinar challenges and a discussion forum.

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Fundamentals of fundraising training

This full day workshop in Aberdeen with Judith Lowes on 21 January 2020 covered a number of topics relating to strategic fundraising.

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Online training with GlobalGiving about digital fundraising

This online training run by GlobalGiving on the 8 January 2020 helped participants build their skills and confidence to unlock the potential of crowdfunding and invigorate their fundraising strategy by making the most of digital communications. GlobalGiving covered the basics of crowdfunding, explored tactics for donor retention and presented social media success stories in a two-hour digital session.

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Round table meeting with Scottish Human Rights Defenders Fellow Laura Miti

This round table event held on 9 December in Edinburgh was an opportunity to explore issues such as accountability and transparency in aid and service delivery in Zambia, as well as the impact of grassroots education and mobilisation on systemic change.

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Alliance AGM 2019

In December 2019, members of Scotland’s International Development Alliance were invited to join us for our Annual General Meeting (AGM) under the theme of ‘The Sustainable Development Goals: entering the decade of delivery’. It featured the launch of our SDG Report:Working towards the Global Goals, and a panel discussion on the question of whether 2020-2030 will be the decade of delivery for the 2030 Agenda.

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Photo Exhibition & Reception 2019

On 6 November, we held our first ever photo exhibition at Edinburgh's City Art Centre, showcasing the most powerful photos exhibited to our 2019 photo competition. There were photos from projects in 13 different countries ranging from Uganda, and Zambia, to India, Nepal and Peru.

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Improving MEL for better project outcomes

The training workshop held on 30 October in Glasgow was designed for Scottish Government small grantees, covering what monitoring, evaluation and learning means for programming, why it is important and what it means practically for your project.

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WEBINAR: How do you know your organisation's governance is good?

Governance is about leadership and the work of the trustees to ensure an organisation is effectively and properly run. But, how do you know if the governance of your organisation is good? This webinar introduced SCVO's good governance check-up and the Alliance's safeguarding healthcheck.

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