Format: Web Page

This portal covers many topics of managing a non-governmental organization (NGO) or non-profit group including grant writing, staff training, and designing and monitoring projects.
  • A Simple Format for NGOs to Write Job Descriptions for Their Staff
    • Maintaining job descriptions not only reflect the effectiveness of the organization’s human resource policy, they also lay out clarification for the staff and mitigate any conflicts in the future. Here is some basic information about what job description is and how it can be developed.
  • A Toolbox for Public Engagement in Forest and Woodland Planning
    • This toolbox aims to assist forest and woodland managers when preparing for public engagement, and when considering which tools they could use to include people in planning forest or woodland design, management and the provision of services and activities.
  • All About Financial Management in Nonprofits
    • New nonprofit leaders and managers have to develop at least basic skills in financial management.This mannual will help you understand basic practices in financial management, and build the basic systems and practices needed in a healthy business.
  • Alternative Fundraising for NGOs
    • The website provides information on alternative fundraising beside donor funds. The information covers the challenges to fundraising, what the NGOs need alternative resources for, the major sources, the meaning of unsustainable funding support, the dangers of foreign funding, the alternatives, the available non-financial resources, communication for local fundraising, businesses for NGOs, and the cost-recovery for NGOs.
  • An Introduction to Grant Reports: Tips and Tools for Preparing Reports for you Funders
    • This article describes how to follow up on the grant writing process. It can tells what information you should include, what steps you can take to make your report more effective, and what software you might use to get the job done.
  • Assessing Effectiveness and Making Refinements
    • This chapter shows you how you will use the outcome evaluation plan developed in the first chapter to identify what changes (e.g., in knowledge, attitudes, or behavior) occurred as a result of the program. Together, the progress and outcome evaluations will tell you how the program is functioning and why. This section will help you revise your plans and conduct outcome evaluation.
  • Books About Development Studies
    • Downloadable books about Development in Africa.
  • Capturing Change In Women’s Realities
    • First, this document provides a broad overview of common challenges with monitoring and evaluation (M&E) and identifies practices for engaging in M&E to strengthen organizational learning and more readily capture the complex changes that women’s empowerment and gender equality work seek. Next it offers an analysis of a large number of M&E frameworks and tools, along with some of their strengths and weaknesses in assessing rights and gender equality processes.
  • Community Based Participatory Research
    • This article explains the principles of Community Based Participatory Research: an interdisciplinary research methodology in which scientific professionals and members of a specific community work together as equal partners in the development, implemenation, and dissemination of research that is relevant to the community.
  • Community Empowerment
    • The training material on these pages is aimed at attacking poverty on two levels, the indvidual level, where organizing a credit organization and training in micro-enterprise is featured, and at the community level, where mobilization and management training are aimed at empowering low income communities.
  • Community Project Design
    • The training documents in this module include trainers notes, workshop handouts, and participants notes on the preparation of a community project design.
  • DAA Resource Kits
    • DAA Resource Kits are designed to enable those working for the rights of disabled people to organise themselves more efficiently and make their campaigning more effective.
  • Developing and Pretesting Concepts, Messages, and Materials
    • This chapter is showing the importance and the purpose of developing and pretesting messages and materials . The chapter will show different steps of developping and pretesting messages and materials. in this chapter you will find also actions required in each step of developping and pretesting.
  • Engines for Building Rural Endowments
    • The webpage is a guide for foundation leaders to strategize how to build more and better permanently endowed assets. Each step has a link to expand on the step's criteria. This guide is focused on rural areas and issues.
  • Funding Grid Tool
    • MANGO provides a tool for NGO budgeting, especially for an NGO that is funded by several grants. There is a sample funding grid to help get the whole idea of its function.
  • Gender Analysis of Telecentre Evaluation Methodology
    • This document sets out to address the question of how gender can be meaningfully integrated into telecentre evaluation methodologies.
  • GlobalGiving: Open Challenge Toolkit
    • Global Giving has a fundraiser challenge and the winner will gain a spot on the organization's list, and the benefits includes networking possibilities. The website consists of a tool-kit to begin fundraising, public relations resources, and success stories. It also provides information on the organziation and the process to sign up for the challenge.
  • Guide for Writing a Funding Proposal
    • This site explains how to write a funding proposal with writing hints and examples. The writing hints include defintions and key points. This guide covers all aspects from planning a project to budget planning.
  • Guidelines to Grant Writing
    • Preparation is vital to the grant-writing process. Solid planning and research will simplify the writing stage. A well-written proposal follows the basic steps in this document.
  • How NGOs Can Manage Staff Remotely
    • The website discusses how NGOs can manage their staffs when they encounter unexpected circumstances. The circumstances can range from conflict-prone areas to unexpected natural disasters to limited financial resources.
  • How Partnerships Work
    • This web page outlines important qualities of partnerships and offers advice for NGOs on the process of building effective partnerships.
  • How to Build a Good Small NGO
    • The title says it all – from project planning to managing the money to checking your own motivation.
  • How to Train NGO Staff in Fundraising
    • The website provides a variety of information about training NGO staff in fundraising. the information includes the orientation structure, the job descriptions, the preparation of staff in fundraising work, the organization of training staff, training tasks, a list of what the staff should not do, the exploration of donor agencies online, the donor databases, how to build an online reputation of the NGO, and how the fundraising staff can write project proposals.
  • How to Write a Concept Note
    • The website describes what a concept note is, it's functions, the note's format, and the contents of the note.
  • How to Write a Proposal
    • The website introduces the purpose of proposals and explains the challenges of proposal writing. The writing process includes the gathering of data on the organization, the actual proposal, the problem statement and project rationale, the project goal, the project objectives, the strategies and activities, the performance indicators, the results, the monitoring and evaluation, and the budget and proposal package.
  • Human Resource Management for NGOs
    • The website consists of how the human resource management is important and guidance on the human resources information system for NGO employees, the staff recruitment policy, the steps on writing a standard employment contract, the Performance Management System, the usage of the annual performance plan for NGO employees in the Performance Management System, the performance appraisal form, and the staff performance needs.
  • Implementing the Program
    • This chapter is showing different steps of implimenting a program.
  • Kwazulu-Natal Training Materials for Women Managers
    • This course contains a .zip file full of information about being an effective manager. Skills covered include: assertiveness, effective communication, self-management, leadership, team bulding, conflict management, strategic planning, writing & presentation, interviewing, and conducting meetings.
  • Le portail de la commission européenne
    • Cette page est la page d'accueill de la commission Europenne. Elle contient tous les links qui peuvent vous donner l'accés aux information souhaitées.
  • Leading Tatics for Rural Fund Development
    • This article is a guide to make fundraising in rural regions easier. The focuses are understanding endowment in the community, working with individual donors, engaging the community in building community assets, and targeting community funds for community outcomes.
  • Learning About Small Businesses
    • This course contains instructional material on what you should know about starting and running a small business, including skills and information and communication technology. This is a .zip file that you will need to download.
  • Mobilization Intervention
    • This series of training modules for the empowerment of low income communities includes a set of several documents about this intervention process.
  • Monitoring and Evaluation
    • This module looks at and describes the process of monitoring and its sister process, evaluation; what is to be done and how to do it. As well as showing the skills needed by mobilizers, it looks at monitoring from a wider perspective, including but not limited to the roles of mobilizers.
  • New Tactics in Human Rights: A Resource for Practitioners
    • Describes innovative tactics that are being used to promote human rights around the world, particularly the prevention of harm, abuse, and torture. For use by human rights advocates who wish to consider new approaches to their work. Available in many languages.
  • NGO Fundraising & Sustainability
    • The website explains the steps to constructing a fundraising plan and ensuring the NGO's sustainability. The plan steps includes the objectives, methodology, and expands on a list of possible services.
  • Non-Profits on E: How Non-Profit Organisations are Using the Internet for Communication, Fundraising, and Community Building
    • This study draws on research and literature from the disciplines of media studies, information technology and marketing theory to construct the argument that non-profit organisations can benefit from new developments in digital media technology and will have to adapt new strategies as a result of these technologies.
  • Planning and communication strategy
    • This chapter is showing how planning is the foundation for your entire health communication program and how it will enable your program to produce meaningful results instead of just boxes of materials. The chapter will show you different steps of planning and actions required in each step.
  • Sample Grant Proposal: Sustainable Livelihood Development
    • This webpage is a sample grant proposal, and there are samples for each aspect of a proposal.
  • Show Me the Numbers: Can Group Fundraising Help You? Learn How Much Money You Can Expect to Earn from Group Fundraising Campaigns
    • To help you get an idea of whether group fundraising is worth your time and effort, this guide can help you estimate how much money your organization might raise through a typical campaign. It also includs information regarding how much a campaign is likely to cost in planning and processing fees, as well as tips for exceeding the group fundraising benchmark.
  • Strengthening Monitoring And Evaluation For Women’s Rights: Twelve Insights For Donors
    • These important insights into how to develop more effective monitoring and evaluation systems are important for those engaged in women’s rights and empowerment work at the grassroots, national, regional, and global level. Many of these insights are endorsed by other recent work on social impact assessment by donors and development agencies.
  • Synergos: Aligning Grantmaking with Partnership
    • This website covers the issues on the relationship or partnership between the foundations and grants recipients. The elements include voluntary participation, mutual respect, common goals, transparency, trust, acceptance of conflict, equality and consensus, and partnership successes.
  • Systems and Policies for NGOs
    • The webpage is a checklist of policies and other management systems necessary to run an NGO effectively. the Checklist includes organizational chart for the NGO, Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Statement in NGOs, Leadership Succession Plan for the NGO, Human Resource Management System for NGOs, job descriptions for NGO staff, Personnel policy, Communications policy, Computer policy, Procurement policy, Fixed Assets policy, and Finance policy.
  • Ten Tips for Funding Technology
    • Here are ten tips to help you find the funds you need to implement and sustain your critical technology strategy.
  • The Relationship Between Well-Being and Security
    • A discussional thread answering the questions "Is there a difference between 'security' and 'well-being'?", "Is one more of a priority than the other?", and "What does 'well-being' mean in the context of HRD (human rights defender) security?"
  • Training Curricula, Guides, and Tools: Institutional Capacity Building
    • Resources for capacity building for organizations.
  • Urgent Action Fund: Rapid-Response Grantmaking
    • Urgent Action Fund’s Rapid Response Grants support the resilience of women’s and trans* movements by providing flexible and responsive support to women’s and trans* human rights defenders who face immediate threats and by supporting advocacy when windows of opportunity emerge to set new legal or policy precedents. Urgent Action Fund accepts applications in any language using online, text and mobile funding applications, and responds to all requests within 72 hours, 365 days per year. Activists can receive up to $5,000 USD within a week, or sooner if needed.
  • WANGO: Grant Writing Advice
    • This webpage provides grant writing questions that are answered by Dr. Michael Gershowitz (his advice). The questions range from how to get funds, what should the NGO write, to what's next for the grants.
  • Writing Skills for Business English
    • This is a .zip file that contains several modules for learning professional, business English. Areas included are basic grammar, putting grammar to use, creating short writing, and applying English skills to special projects. This course is designed with non-governmental organizations in mind but can apply to anyone.