Resources

Resources

This page contains the latest Alliance resources, tools, reports, and publications related to international development.

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DFID Small Charities Challenge Fund Information Session presentation

This is the presentation from the DFID Small Charities Challenge Fund Information Session, 5th June with DFID and Mannion Daniels.

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The Global Disability Summit 2018: Charter for Change

Sign up by 12th of July to make a public commitment to change the lives of people with disabilities for the better.

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Online Training: lasting Difference Sustainability Workshop - Income Generation

Presentation and notes from the online training on income generation 23rd of May 2018.

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Online Training: Lasting Difference Sustainability Workshop - Sustainability

Presentation and notes from the online training on sustainability 21st of March 2018.

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Online Training: Lasting Difference Sustainability Workshop - Involvement

This is the presentation used at the online training on involvement 25th of April 2018.

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Bond Safeguarding Summit Working Group Draft Reports

The four working groups that were taking forward actions from the Safeguarding Summit on 5 March have now produced their draft reports.

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Effectiveness Toolkit and MOT

An offline version of NIDOS' online toolkit is available for organisations interested in conducting a self-assessment.

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The Alliance Policy Committee

This resource page holds all agendas, meeting minutes and working documents related to the Alliance Policy Committee. Input to future agendas is welcomed by all members.

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Online Charity Finance 3: Annual Reporting

Presentation slides from our final online charity finance training on annual reporting.

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8th March 2018 Alliance Training Day

Here are the presentations from our 8th March Alliance training day where we looked at GDPR, Fundraising and Communications.

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Safeguarding & Whistleblowing Example Policies

A range of example safeguarding and whistleblowing policies for organisations to read, review and adapt to individual contexts.

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Online Charity Finance Training 2: Budget Setting

Presentation from our second charity finance training on budget setting

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Online Training: Charity Finance

This series of 6 modules helps trustees, volunteers and any employees dealing with finance to gain a better understanding of the basic systems underpinning charity finance.

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Funding Working Group

You can find information related to the Funding Working Group here.

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Handy Hints - Individual Donors

This resource gives you an overview of how to raise money and maintain relationships with individual donors.

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Consultation submissions, policy briefings & letters to decision-makers

An archive of written policy work undertaken by the Alliance, including letters to decision-makers, consultation responses, and briefings.

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Leave No One Behind Working Group

You can find information related to the Leave No One Behind Working Group.

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Handy Hints - Corporate Support

A quick guide on how to build successful relationships with corporate partners.

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Handy Hints - In-kind & Pro Bono Support

A quick guide to in-kind & pro bono support.

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Handy Hints - Crowdfunding

Part of a new series, this handy hints guide gives you an overview of crowdfunding.

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Project Planning & Monitoring Workshop Aberdeen 2017

Presentation slides on project planning & monitoring by trainer Judith Lowes.

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MEL Group Terms of Reference

MEL Group ToR

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Welcome Letter to Secretary of State for International Development

This letter offers congratulations to the new Secretary of State for International Development.

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Scottish Government Main Grants Rwanda Zambia Feedback Session Notes

Scottish Government Main Grants Rwanda Zambia Feedback Session Notes

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Value for Money Paper

A paper to accompany the value for money webinar.

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Value for Money Webinar

This webinar explores the concept of Value for Money and what that means for organisations.

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EU-AFRICA RELATIONS: STRATEGIES FOR A RENEWED PARTNERSHIP

Friends of Europe launches a major new report examining the strategies for a renewed partnership that tackles the changing geopolitical, development, social and economic challenges facing Africa and Europe.

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Lobbying Register Guidance

From Monday 12 March 2018 all regulated lobbying in Scotland, as defined in the Lobbying (Scotland) Act, will have to be registered on Scotland’s new Lobbying Register. You can find all related guidance and documentation here.

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Thematic Discussion: Disability - Presentations

Presentations from the thematic discussions.

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Members Guide for Accessing Trustfunding.org.uk

Trustfunding.org.uk is an extensive online database of grant-making charities; providing funding for all types of work within the charitable and voluntary sector. This guide explains how Alliance members can access this database.

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DFID Consultation – direct and indirect cost recovery - NPAC

templates and notes from DFID on revising its policies on direct and indirect cost recovery (latter also known as Non-Programme Attributable Costs or NPAC) and also referred to as Cost Transparency.

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ODI Report - The politics of the results agenda in DFID: 1997-2017

In this report the ODI analyse how and why the results agenda emerged. Their primary focus is on the politics of the story, how it has intersected with DFID's management, and the response to these changes. They ask whether DFID's results management is fit for purpose; that is, does it reflect the UK's development ambitions?

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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.

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Climate Change Bill Consultation Joint Submission

A joint submission to the Climate Change Bill Consultation from Oxfam Scotland, Christian Aid Scotland, SCIAF & Tearfund Scotland.

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Scottish Government Feedback Form - Main Grants Rwanda & Zambia

Feedback form for the event

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Annual Conference 2017

Reports and resources from our 2017 Annual Conference including some presentations from our afternoon discussion groups

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AGM Calling Notice and Papers 2017

Calling notice and papers for AGM 2017

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DFID Small Charities Challenge Fund Presentations August 2017

Presentations from DFID and Mannion Daniels.

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Introduction to Fundraising

Fundraising is important for every organisation. This guide is an introduction to fundraising as well as a good practice guide.

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Innovation Guide

This guide accompanies the innovation webinar.

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Partnership Guide

Partnerships are essential to our work but what makes a good partnership? This guide looks at best practice in developing, sustaining and disbanding partnerships.

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Theory of Change Webinar

What is Theory of Change? This webinar looks at what it is and how it benefits organisations.

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A Quick Guide to Theory of Change

This guide accompanies the Theory of Change webinar.

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Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning Webinar for Beginners

New to MEL? Want to refresh your knowledge? This presentation goes back to the beginning and looks at the foundation of MEL.

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Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning for Beginners

This paper is for those new to Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) and want to increase their knowledge.

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Logframes Webinar

What is a logframe and how do I create one? This webinar looks at what logframes are, different models and how you can create your own.

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Logframes Paper

This paper accompanies the logframe webinar.

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Innovation Webinar

This webinar breaks down the mystery of the industry's new buzz word - innovation - and what it actually means.

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Good Governance Guide

This guide aims to improve your understanding and help strengthen governance structures of organisations.

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Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning Guide

A guide to improve knowledge, increase confidence and success in Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning.

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External evaluation 2017

This report details the evaluation of NIDOS' 2014-2017 strategic plan.

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External evaluation 2014

This report details the evaluation of NIDOS' strategic plan from 2011-2014.

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Effectiveness Services Evaluation Report

This report contains the findings from in-depth case study research of NIDOS' and Bond's effectiveness services.

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Scotland's International Development Alliance Strategic Plan 2017-2020

This strategic plan sets out the new direction of The Alliance and what it hopes to achieve by 2020.

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Annual Reports

A full selection of our annual reviews going back to 2007, detailing our impact and financial reports.

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Scotland's Place in Building a Just World

A detailed report examining recommendations on how to implement policy coherence for development.

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Policy Coherence for Development: Exploring and Learning from European PCD Approaches

A comparison of different policy coherence for development approaches across Europe.

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