Previous Events & Training

Previous Events & Training

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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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WEBINAR: What makes a successful application to the Scottish Government small grants?

On 2 October we held a webinar with the Corra Foundation to discuss what makes a good application to the Scottish Government international development small grants window. The deadline for the application is Friday the 8th of November, good luck!

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Alliance Conference 2019: Putting Gender Front and Centre

On 25 September 2019 we gathered with over 200 representatives from across Scotland’s vibrant and diverse international development sector, with the promise of Putting Gender Front and Centre. On the fourth anniversary of the UN Sustainable development goals, we explored practical solutions to the question ‘how can we create sustainable, enabling environments for women and girls?

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Inclusive and gender-sensitive programming

The workshop designed for Scottish Government international development grant holders explored what inclusive and gender-sensitive programming means in practice. The workshop was led by Sadie Watson and held in Edinburgh on 4 September.

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Proposal Development Series

This brand-new proposal development series covered the essential stages of writing a fundable project proposal. The five-part series of half-day workshops addressed the component parts and underlying processes that need to be in place to help you write an evidenced and persuasive project proposal. Sessions covered: project design, budgets, monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL), due diligence and writing an application itself.

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Small Charities Dialogue Day

The first ever Small Charities Dialogue Day was held on the 30 May 2019 in Edinburgh. It provided an opportunity share good news stories and hear about the experiences of three small charities, based in Scotland and working internationally. It was also an opportunity to input members' views into an open and facilitated dialogue with key donors, including: the Scottish Government, Department for International Development and the People's Postcode Lottery.

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Bring your annual reports to life 2019

Rosie McIntosh from Third Sector Labs delivered training on bringing your organisation's annual report to life in Stirling on 13 March 2019. The session identified innovative new strategies to deliver reports via and showcased best practice from across the sector.

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Digital Fundraising Webinar with the Big Give 2019

The webinar gives a short overview of the digital fundraising landscape, presents the Christmas Challenge as a case study and describes how match funding can work for smaller organisations who don’t have established fundraising or finance teams.  

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Lasting Difference Web Series 2018-19

The Lasting Difference toolkit is a guide for third sector organisations to strengthen sustainability and impact. This web series facilitated by Wren & Greyhound's Graeme Reekie and Laura Lebec covered: Improving participation & partnership; Income Generation; Innovation & Improvement; and Monitoring & Evaluation.

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Safeguarding Question Time 2019

The Alliance hosted ‘Safeguarding Question Time’ on Thursday the 21st of February 2019 at The SCVO Gathering in Glasgow.

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Small Charities Challenge Fund Webinar 2019

Guest speakers from Mannion Daniels and DFID shared information and advice on making a successful application to the UK Aid Direct Small Charities Challenge Fund.

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Using video to tell your story 2019

Dan Slee from Comms2.0 and Steven Davies from Filmcafe Ltd. delivered training on using video to tell your story in Edinburgh in both August 2018 and January 2019.

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