The Alliance offers member-only working groups on topics of interest to development professionals. These groups are led and managed by our members. They are supportive spaces designed to work on issues of shared concern, to foster peer support, share best practice and to facilitate peer learning.
Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Working Group
The MEL group was launched in September 2014 and offers members a space to share approaches to MEL, discuss innovative MEL theories and source new practical tools. It also provides a forum to discuss work based challenges, hear from distinguished invited external guests, as well as scope ad-hoc training needs. All Alliance members (individual and organisational) are welcome to join the group, find out more about its aims and how to get involved on the MEL Working Group webpage.
Leave No One Behind (LNOB) Working Group
The LNOB group was launched in September 2013 and is a place for Alliance members to share best practice, learning and knowledge on working with marginalised groups. The purpose is to increase knowledge of different forms of marginalisation in pursuit of better development results. All Alliance members (individual and organisational) are welcome to join the group, find out more about its aims and how to get involved on the LNOB Working Group webpage.
Funding Working Group
A pilot funding working group was launced in 2018 to meet member demand. It provides a space for Alliance members to share their experience of fundraising (through Trusts and Foundations, membership, high net worth individuals, corporate, crowdfunding, community etc.), and to explore some of the solutions to working in today’s challenging funding environment. All Alliance members (individual and organisational) are welcome to join the group, find out more about its aims and how to get involved on the Funding Working Group webpage.
Safeguarding Working Group
A new safeguarding group is being launched in September 2019 in our continuing commitment to transforming standards of safeguarding. This working group will provide a space for members to share their experience of fostering safe organisations and building robust safeguarding policies, procedures and practice. All Alliance members (individual and organisational) are welcome to join the group, find out more about its aims and how to get involved on the Safeguarding Working Group webpage.
If you would like more information about one of the working groups, would like to suggest a topic for discussion or speaker to invite, or have an idea for a new working group, please email Philippa.
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.