Training and Online Learning
The Alliance offers training and online learning opportunities across a range of topics relating to international development and humanitarian affairs. Previous training courses have covered project management, fundraising, communications, monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL), safeguarding and good governance. Last year over 250 people attended our training and online learning events!
We aim to make our annual training programme as accessible as possible for members by providing a variety of face-to-face workshops, online training sessions, webinars and a suite of web-based resources. All workshop materials including PowerPoints, handouts and webinar recordings are available for members to access on the previous events section.
Frequently asked questions
What’s on? Please visit the upcoming events page to find out what training workshops, online sessions and webinars we have planned in the near future. If you have any questions about attending a training course, would like to suggest a topic or would like to know more about upcoming events, please contact a member of the Effectiveness & Learning team.
Who can attend? All training and online learning opportunities are free to organisational and individual members. Training courses are also available on request to non-member organisations where there is space available and for a fee of either £50 for a half day course, or £100 for a whole day course.
Read our training FAQs for more information about what to expect when you attend an Alliance training workshop.
Require additional funds to access training?
The Alliance offers a training bursary to organisations with an income of less than £250,000 to access training offered by external providers and to help with travel costs. To find out more about the eligibility criteria, the amounts available and for information about how to apply, please visit the Members’ Training Fund page.
You can view a selection of our online resources and guides in the grid below, or, you can search the resources archive by keyword.
Resources to help an organisation develop its own monitoring, evaluation and learning.
Resources to help increase understanding of governance within charities as well as best practice.
Resources to help with developing your own organisational logframes.
Value for Money
Resources to help increase understanding of the concept of value for money in international development and what this means for your projects and organisations.
Resources ranging for those new to funding wanting to develop their fundraising strategies to anyone wanting new ideas.
Theory of Change
Resources to help increase understanding of theories of change as well as support the development of your own.
Resources to support partnership development and look at best practice.
Resources to gain a better understanding of the trends towards innovation.
Member's Training Fund
Throughout the year The Alliance hosts free training for our members on key topics. In addition to the training that we offer we also have a small bursary available to help organisations access training from external providers.
Frequently asked training questions
This page has information about the different mentoring services we provide for members
Information on the support we give to different thematic working groups.
Information about the fundraising support we provide members
We maintain a comprehensive list of funding opportunities available to organisations working in international development.
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.
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.
In addition to offering access to the TrustLaw service, the Alliance is working with legal professionals to help answer our members' most common questions.