Fundraising is an essential part of an organisation’s work. Having a diverse income stream is becoming more important for organisations to develop and sustain their work. On this page you will find resources for those new to fundraising to those wanting to learn about best practice.
Our Annual Reviews
A full selection of our annual reviews going back to 2007, detailing our impact and finances.
LGBT+ Inclusion in International Development Programming
A checklist for UK Aid Connect proposals that can help ensure LGBT+ communities do not continue to be left behind.
DFID budget template for overhead costs
The Department for International Development (DFID) has developed a new standard budget template available for use from June 2019. It takes a standard format for capturing direct costs and overheads.
Scottish Government Small Grants Information for Applicants 2018
Information for Scottish Government Small Grants Programme applicants for the 2018 funding round.
Climate Justice Innovation Fund Information Session 2019
A Climate Justice Innovation (CJI) Fund information session was held by the fund managers Corra Foundation in Edinburgh on 26 June 2019.
Preparing for Brexit
Brexit and the possibility of a no deal has a number of serious implications for the sector, however, there are a number of things that you can do to be prepared. Whether your organisation has EU funds or not, Brexit is creating a level of uncertainty that will affect your programme delivery and you will need to consider the implications of Brexit for your organisation. We have collected a number of websites and resources to help you prepare for Brexit.
Scottish Government Small Grants Information Session 2019
A Scottish Government International Development small grants information session was held by the fund manager the Corra Foundation in Edinburgh on 11 September 2019.
Good Governance Support Package
This guide aims to improve your understanding and help you strengthen the governance structures of your organisation. It covers the basics of setting up and governing a Scottish charity, finance, people and broader organisational responsibilities which trustees are responsible for, including safeguarding and risk mitigation. The guide was produced in collaboration with SCVO.
Information about Coronavirus (COVID-19)
The Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak is being closely monitored by Scotland’s International Development Alliance, please see a list of resources offering further information and advice.
Chartered Institute of Fundraising: Fundraising in the time of COVID-19
The Chartered Institute of Fundraising have released a new guide to supporter experience, it outlines six practical actions to help fundraisers in the next phase of the COVID-19 pandemic.
SCOPE: Skills Recognition, Capacity Building, and Professional Education for the Third Sector
The online learning platform developed by SCVO and partners covers useful topics for third sector staff and volunteers including the basics of: governance, finance, fundraising, communications and risk management.
Training and e-Learning
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