The Alliance Community is an online forum for members to discuss, share and connect with other members. The facilitated online space houses the three working groups' ongoing discussions between their meetings, as well as providing a space for participants at Alliance workshops and training events to network, ask any follow up questions and continue the conversation.
The Community is designed to facilitate connections between members looking for peer support or potential new partners, and those looking for answers to questions about international development. So far, members have used the community to find organisations looking to share space in shipping containers, to source guidance for social media communications carried out by volunteers, and to gather advice on setting up NGOs in particular country contexts. Discussion topics range from the countries that the Scottish Government provides funding to through the International Development Fund and the Small Grants Programme, thematic discussions around communications and policy, to singular issues.
The Alliance Policy Committee also uses the Community as its principle method of communication outwith its biannual planning meetings, to collaborate on policy and advocacy work on things like consultation responses and agenda development for Cross Party Group Meetings and other politcal engagement activities. All members are welcome to get involved or simply stay up to date with the work of the Policy Committee through the Community.
By connecting with the broad range of organisations that make up the Alliance membership, which encompasses over 150 different charities, universities and businesses working across Scotland and the world, you can find peer support and new opportunities to collaborate.
Join the Alliance Community today by signing up and creating your profile. You can read our set of simple instructions and watch our introductory video to find out how to get started using the online forum. If you have any questions about how to join the Community, or, if you are experiencing any issues posting to the Community, please get in touch with Ruth via email.
Join Us & Membership
Become a Member
Find out about the many benefits to you, as an individual or an organisation, when you join Scotland's International Development Alliance.
Explore Our Members
This section contains a full list of our members, their areas of interest and location in the UK.
Funding Updates & Support
We maintain a comprehensive list of funding opportunities available to organisations working in international development.
This page has information about the different mentoring services we provide for members
Information on the support we give to different thematic working groups.
Training and e-Learning
We provide a number of different opportunities for training, online and offline.
Scottish Government Small Grant Holders
New area of work supporting recipients of the Small Grants Programme.
Every month we round up the latest international development sector news, funding opportunities, vacancies, events, resources, and more.
Legal Support & FAQs
The Alliance are working with legal professionals to help answer our members' most frequently asked questions.
This online space is for members of Scotland’s International Development Alliance to discuss, share and connect with other members.