Training Materials

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A Composite Framework for Assessing the Capacity of Development Organizations

(It is a summary of Institutional Capacity Attributes, proposed by various organizations. There is a matrix used to give a comparative look at the various institutional assessment frameworks and offers a composite set of attributes organized in three clusters: Institutional resources, Institutional performance and Institutional sustainability Language: English; Source: USAID)

19.02.2007 39Kb

Advocacy Campaign, Training Manual

(Advocacy Campaign Training Manual is a detailed agenda of 2-day training for non-profits. The manual begins with basic notes on how to organize the training and what interactive methods to use. The agenda outlines following objectives: to introduce the advocacy campaign concept and its stages, campaign issues, to practice skills in planning, strategizing the campaign, and applying the tactics in influencing the decision-makers in state, business or public sector. The Manual can be useful not only for the advocacy-NGOs, but also for those organizations who aim to achieve specific results in the social problems. Language: Russian; Source: Moskow Research and Human Rights Center)

19.02.2007 145Kb

Board Development Training Materials

(The materials of the Workshop «The Activity of the Board of non-profits” was provided by GURT - Resource Center of non-governmental organizations (Ukraine, Kiev). The materials include agenda of 2-day workshop, handouts with explanation of the role and significance of the Board, principles of the Board’s operations, tools of assessment of the Board’s effectiveness. Language: Russian Source: GURT Ukraine)

19.02.2007 47Kb

Board Resolution: three key aspects of the NGO board’s operations

(It is a technical notes on the 3 development stages of the NGO Board. There are two other materials included in the document: the interview of Ken Dayton about the roles of the Board and the Executive manager, and the article on contribution of the Board to financial planning and reporting of the organization Language: Russian; Source: National Center for NGOs )

19.02.2007 177Kb

Financial Audit Manual

(Financial Audit Manual is a basic course of American financial/accounting system. The course is aimed to provide practical assistance for managers, entrepreneurs and supervisors – to equip them with necessary information for partnership with western organizations and donors. Language: Russian Source: USAID)

19.02.2007 120Kb

Financial Management

(This is a Financial management manual from the World Learning Conference for grantees. The materials describe the process of budget development, when it’s needed, types of the budget and samples. Language: Russian Source: World Learning)

19.02.2007 304Kb

Goal-Oriented Project Design and Management

(The manual was developed by the Tempus – EU program for cooperation in Education, and was aimed to support professional approach in project design and management. The manual consist of two parts, in which the reader can learn about Logical Framework Approach for project planning and implementation, and 2 part provides with practical recommendation on day-to-day management issues. The manual would be useful for NGOs interested to improve their project design and management practices, but the organization should be capable to analyze the reading material and adopt it for the current needs of the organization. Language: Russian Source: Tempus)

19.02.2007 493Kb

Handbook: Tools for Policy Impact

(«Tools for Policy Impact» is a handbook for researchers who work with think tank organizations. This handbook addresses various factors that need to be considered in the research process, and provides a comprehensive selection of tools that can be used when attempting to turn research into policy influence. Language: English Source: Oversees Development Institute )

19.02.2007 427Kb

How to conduct Monitoring and Evaluation, Part II

(The second part of the Handbook describes how to develop a comprehensive, logical planning framework for monitoring and evaluation activities. It provides a guidance on how to select monitoring tools and criteria for evaluations, and introduces outcome evaluation methodology and provide suggestions on improving project evaluations. Language: English; Source: UNDP)

19.02.2007 313Kb

Monitoring and Evaluating Performance, Part III

(This part of the Handbook covers methods used in performance measurement. It introduces the use of indicators, including the baseline data, setting targets, data collection systems and quantitative and qualitative analysis. In general the handbook should help users to apply indicators for measuring the progress towards the results when monitoring and evaluating the projects Language: English; Source: UNDP)

19.02.2007 219Kb

Networking for Policy Change, Training Manual

(This training manual was prepared to help representatives of NGOs and other formal groups of civil society form and maintain advocacy networks and develop effective family planning/reproductive health advocacy skills. The manual's tools and approaches can be used to affect FP/RH policy decisions at the international, national, regional, and local levels. The building blocks of advocacy are the formation of networks, the identification of political opportunities, and the organization of campaigns. The manual includes a section on each of these building blocks, with specific subjects presented in individual units. Units within each section contain background notes, learning objectives, and handouts. While the manual can be used in its entirety, it is designed to be used in sections depending on the particular needs of the network. Language: English Source: The POLICY Project )

19.02.2007 851Kb

New tools for Fundraising

(«New Tools for Fundraising» shows that the information for successful fundraising is the same. But the ways to search the information are different now. New technologies allows to find and use huge amount of information and these materials describe the new informational tools for fundraisers as data bases, internet resources, CD ROM, etc. Language: Russian Source / Author: Bobby J.Strand )

19.02.2007 20Kb

Partnership Training Materials

(How to build partnership? What areas to choose for the joint activities? How to solve conflicts? Is it possible to do fundraising together? – answers for these questions presented in the materials from “The Partnership Training”. Besides the handouts the materials include the agenda outline for 1-day training, information about the trainers, and questionnaire forms to help participants to get familiar with each other, and to develop expectations for the training. Language: Russian Source: ABA/CEELI, RIBA )

19.02.2007 267Kb

Project Management Training Materials

(The Project Management Training Materials were developed for the NGO leaders who would like to improve the project management skills. The materials will help to identify the skills and qualities of a good manager, to understand the project cycle management concept, to learn how to manage the project implementation process, and what are the monitoring and evaluation techniques. Language: Russian Source: ABA/CEELI, RIBA)

19.02.2007 443Kb

Strategic Planning Guide for Canadian NGOs

(The Canadian Partnership Branch has prepared this Guide in response to the need of Canadian NGOs to strengthen or develop their capacity for strategic planning. This document does not aim to impose a specific methodology on NGOs in regard to strategic planning. It is simply a reference document, which is available to NGOs that wish to undertake an exercise in this area. This guide is divided into two sections. The first section explains the steps in the strategic planning process; the second is a case study, which has been developed to illustrate each of the steps in the process. Language: English; Source: CIDA Canadian Partnership Branch )

19.02.2007 661Kb

Techniques for Grant Writing

(The reading materials provide a basic step-by-step description of proposal writing process, including planning, searching for data and resources, forming collaborations within the community to conduct the project, writing and packaging a proposal, submitting a proposal to a donor, and follow-up. Language: English Source: International Center for Social and Economic Development )

19.02.2007 118Kb

The Monitoring and Evaluation Framework, Part I

(Handbook on monitoring and evaluating for results – is a I part of the 4-handbooks which are devoted to monitoring and evaluation issues. The 1st part is a great resource for advanced organizations to understand the purposes of monitoring and evaluation in the context of Result-Oriented Management. Language: English; Source: UNDP)

19.02.2007 222Kb

Use of Monitoring and Evaluation Information, Part IV

(Final, 4th Part of the Handbook is intended to help users effectively apply monitoring and evaluation information for improvement in performance, decision making and learning. It addresses the use of evaluative evidence, monitoring and evaluation information, and the purposes of evaluation. It describes how to ensure effective feedback on monitoring and evaluation results, and discusses lessons-learned. Language: English; Source: UNDP)

19.02.2007 222Kb