We offer a wide range of opportunities for organisations and individuals to exchange knowledge, skills and experience. As a network, we facilitate a variety of ways for members to interact and share, as well as create events to learn from experts in global sustainable development.
Mentoring is provided by our experienced mentors who have wide ranging expertise in organisational development. We offer a number of bespoke mentoring packages of support, including an Accompaniment Service for the Scottish Government International Small Grants Programme which provides 30 hours of mentoring for eligible organisations. This support is available throughout the grant cycle.
Working Groups are member-led spaces designed to encourage peer learning and to convene work on issues of shared concern. Meetings of the working groups traditionally involve distinguished invited speakers as well as member presentations. Current working groups include: Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL); Leave No One Behind (LNOB), Funding and Safeguarding.
Training and Information Sessions
Face-to-face training sessions and workshops are delivered by expert trainers in a range of locations across Scotland. Training sessions cover a range of topics each year including but not limited to: grant management, fundraising, safeguarding, IATI and transparency, and MEL.
Online Training, Webinars & Online Resources
Online training sessions and webinars allow members to join whether they are working from the home, office, or while travelling. They offer the chance for members to learn about a specific topic, upcoming funding opportunity or new resource in a short, online information session. To see a list of upcoming online events or view the recordings from past sessions, visit our Events page.
The Alliance publishes a series of online resources on a range of topics. Resources cover topics including: MEL; safeguarding; fundraising; and value for money. To search the archive, visit our resources page.
The Effectiveness Toolkit
The Alliance has developed a practical organisational capacity assessment- Effectiveness Toolkit. The Effectiveness Toolkit enables an organisation to review its work both against a set of principles of good practice in international development and benchmarks of good operational practice. Please note that the Effectiveness Toolkit has been updated (July 2021).
For information on our online training, webinars or resources, please email us
Alliance Member Hub
The Alliance Member Hub is an online forum designed to encourage conversation, collaboration and partnership across the network. Members are able to ask questions and receive answers from their peers, whilst the Alliance team brokers connections between organisations to encourage peer learning, new partnerships and crowdsourced solutions to problems.
If you have any suggestions for how the Alliance could better support your organisation to enhance its effectiveness, or, you would like to recommend a training topic, an idea for a working group session, or a resource for the website, then please get in touch with our team via email.
We broker connections between our members and decision-makers, while also providing a platform to develop a collective voice on important issues.
Working on effectiveness has long term benefits for an organisation and the people it supports. We offer a number of bespoke services for our members.
By participating in an active network, organisations can become more effective. Together we can make better progress towards meeting our international development goals.
Facing the Crisis
In the runup to COP26, this new digital exhibition will explore the impacts of the climate crisis on people and communities across the world. Through a diverse range of visual content, it shares personal stories, highlights climate challenges and celebrates responses to the climate crisis in lower-income countries.