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Fraud and Corruption Basics for NFP/NGOs & Charities

Thu, 16 Sep 2021 03:39:53 +0000

Organization: Integritas360
Introduction

This online self-paced modular course provides an introduction to fraud and corruption prevention. Developed specifically for those working in NFPs/NGOs, charitable and international development sectors, it aims to raise participant’s awareness of the issue of fraud and corruption, and equip them with a basic knowledge of the principles of corruption prevention, including the practical steps that can be taken to protect their organisation against it.

Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of this corruption prevention course participants will be able to:

  • Define fraud and corruption and identify its main forms**
  • Understand its magnitude and impact
  • Identify the specific corruption risks facing the NGO, charitable and international development sectors
  • Describe the elements needed for fraud to take place and recognise its warning signs
  • Understand controls and the role they play in the prevention, detection and response
  • Explain the specific steps that can be taken to start managing fraud and corruption

An outline of the full curriculum can be found here

Methodology

The course uses an online self-paced format using a combination of videos and presentations. In all cases, theory is supported by appropriate examples. Each module is supported by a knowledge test in order to ensure that participants have a full understanding of the subject matter being taught.

Who Should take it

While targeting staff, management and board members who work in the NGO, charity and international development sectors, this course is relevant to anyone interested in the topic of fraud and corruption, and are seeking a better understanding of: ‘what it is’; it’s magnitude and impacts the dynamics behind it; and what steps can be taken to start managing the risk associated with it. There are no pre-requisite knowledge or skills for attendance.

How to register:

Participants can register using the following link: https://integritas360-online.thinkific.com/courses/Charity-NGO-Fraud-and-C....

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TPM Challenges in Insecure Contexts in Arabic

Thu, 16 Sep 2021 02:36:28 +0000

Organization: TRUST Consultancy & Development
Start date: 12 Oct 2021
End date: 12 Oct 2021
Registration deadline: 10 Oct 2021
Description

This one-hour webinar will be conducted in Arabic on October 12, 2021.

The objective of this webinar will be to discuss and refine the findings of Trust’s research on Third-Party Monitoring (TPM) challenges in insecure contexts, with a particular focus on Syria as a case study.

This webinar will be conducted online via Zoom, and a link will be emailed to participants 24 hours before the training begins at the latest (11 October, 2021).

About the Speaker

Sarah Moharram

Sarah is currently a TPM consultant and Research Manager at Trust. She has significantexperience conducting third-party monitoring & evaluation, including managing and conducting needs assessments, third party monitoring, and midterm and final evaluation of humanitarian projects in conflict areas, particularly in Syria. Sarah is also well experienced in local development and community engagement, having conducted several consultancies in Timor-Leste and worked with a number of NGOs and on advocacy campaigns in Egypt.

During this webinar, you will:
  1. Discuss the main challenges faced by contracting agencies, TPM providers and field monitors working in insecure contexts while conducting TPM activities.
  2. Identify potential risk transfer from contracting agencies to TPM providers to field monitors.
  3. Explore good practices about the prevention and mitigation of security challenges.
Target audience:

This webinar is aimed at:

  • NGO program & MEAL staff,
  • IP program & MEAL staff,
  • Donor staff,
  • TPM agencies,
  • M&E consultants.

This webinar aims for the following:

  • Gender equality in terms of those participating in the training, (50% of participants will be men and 50% will be women);
  • Participants will be from different organizations;
  • Participants will be from different countries;
  • Participants will have experience in different sectors;
  • Participants with disabilities are most welcome.
How to register:

You can register online here (form in English) or here (form in Arabic). Participants are expected to keep their cameras "on" throughout the duration of the webinar. Please register one day before the chosen training begins at the latest.

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Gender-based Violence Risk Mitigation in Humanitarian and Development Programs

Thu, 16 Sep 2021 02:29:10 +0000

Organization: Action Against Hunger-CANADA
Start date: 19 Oct 2021
End date: 21 Oct 2021
Registration deadline: 15 Oct 2021
DESCRIPTION

Action Against Hunger is committed to integrating a gender-transformative approach into all of our programming, and to reducing gender inequality and mitigating gender-based violence at all levels. This training supports our fundamental goal to advance gender equality and will equip participants to meet key priorities of the International Strategic Plan 2021-2025. This 3 half-day GBV Risk Mitigation training, facilitated by Action Against Hunger’s International Gender Unit, is designed for programming professionals who would like to learn more about GBV core concepts and how to mainstream GBV risk mitigation measures across the program cycle.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
  • Understand the importance of integrating gender-based violence risk mitigation into food security and nutrition programs
  • Identify key elements of GBV-responsive food security and nutrition programs
  • Be aware of the key GBV considerations required for data collection and monitoring in different stages of the project cycle
SESSION TOPICS
  • GBV and its core concepts
  • Causes and consequences of GBV
  • Adapting tools with GBV and Risk Mitigation considerations
  • Program Evaluation – Tools for adaptation
  • GBV Consideration in Proposal Writing (Narrative and Budget)
  • GBV Consideration in Proposal Writing (Monitoring and Evaluation)
TARGET PARTICIPANTS

Programming professionals who would like to learn more about GBV core concepts and how to mainstream GBV risk mitigation measures across the program cycle (Program staff, Managers, Coordinators, Analysts, M&E personnel, Reporting Officers)

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

N/A

TECHNOLOGY REQUIREMENTS

Participants must have stable access to the internet as the course will be facilitated on Action Against Hunger’s Learning Management System.

FACILITATORS

Clara Ituero, Gender Advisor, Action Against Hunger Canada
Zuhra Aman, MEAL Advisor, Action Against Hunger Canada

CONTACT

If you have any questions, please contact the Gender Unit (genderunit at actionagainsthunger.ca)

How to register:

For more information and to register your interest, visit: https://actionagainsthunger.ca/events/aolqt/

For sessions in French or Spanish, visit: https://actionagainsthunger.ca/events/

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Certificate in Conflict Mediation and Peacebuilding

Wed, 15 Sep 2021 03:19:12 +0000

Organization: Fundación Magnolia para la Paz y el Bienestar
Start date: 7 Oct 2021
End date: 25 Nov 2021
Registration deadline: 4 Oct 2021

Welcome to the Fifth Edition of the Certification in Conflict Mediation and Peacebuilding. This is a course that the Magnolia Foundation for Peace and Wellness has promoted to support and to give tools to those who want to contribute to reconciliation, healing, and justice in the world. ⁣

From the hand of the instructor, Juan Carlos Lucero, lawyer and specialist in mediation, you will learn:

  • MODULE 1: CONFLICT THEORY. Study of concepts and tools from the field of conflict transformation and peacebuilding.

  • MODULE 2: CONFLICT ANALYSIS. Practical module where you will learn how to use the three essential tools for conflict analysis, including narrative analysis; conflict mapping; and scenario analysis.

  • MODULO 3: CONFLICT MEDIATION. Practical module in which you will learn and practice how to conduct a mediation process, as well as the preparation of the physical space in which it will take place.

  • MODULE 4: CULTURE OF PEACE. Based on the concept of “moral imagination” we will study the tools to design and facilitate community dialogues

Is this certification for you?

  • Do you want to increase your knowledge in peacebuilding?

  • Would you like to contribute to peacebuilding with the necessary theoretical and practical tools?

  • Are you willing to mediate conflicts in your family, company, school, community, group of friends and want to do it the right way?

  • Do you have previous experience in the field of conflict mediation?

  • Do you work with local and international organizations and want to understand more about peace?

Methodology: semi-attendance course once a week, 2 hours long, for 8 weeks (16 hours of live-attendance video classes and 4 hours of autonomous work).

This course has both theoretical bases and practical tools to facilitate mediation. This certification will be mostly participative where we will do group activities; we will analyze real case studies, and you will learn step by step how to facilitate mediation. The workgroups will be between 10 to 12 students so that while you will be able to interact with people of different nationalities who are currently working for peace, we will also give you personalized accompaniment.

This course will not only provide you peace tools and favor your inner circle, but you will also make it possible for this course to reach vulnerable populations or victims of the conflict in Colombia.

Schedule:

English group: Thursdays 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM (Madrid Time) / October 7 - November 25

Spanish group: Wednesdays 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM (Bogotá Time) / October 6 - November 24

Who is the instructor?

Juan Carlos Lucero is a lawyer, holds a Master’s degree in Conflict Mediation from the University of Cadiz, Spain, and represented his country at the G-20 Global Leadership Program in South Korea.

Most recently, he served as Field Officer for the UN Verification Mission in Colombia, supporting the implementation of the Peace Accord.

He also facilitated global dialogues in Geneva, Switzerland, for the ILO; accompanied collective mediations between shipping unions and business groups in southern Spain and drafted recommendations for the Conflict Resolution Commission of the Ministry of Labor in Guatemala.

He currently resides in Egypt where he is learning Middle East studies and Arabic language.

Fee information

US$120.00

PARTIAL SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLEWe have a number of scholarships available that will cover up to 50% of the total value of the certification. These will be awarded according to the profile and needs of the candidates. How to register:

To register go to https://wearemagnolia.org/mediation/ and complete the registration form.

If you have any question you can send en e-mail to: magnoliaespaz@gmail.com

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Qualitative and Quantitative Research Methodologies (QQRM) - Online Certificate Course

Wed, 15 Sep 2021 03:14:42 +0000

Organization: IDEAL Public Health and Development Consultancy
Start date: 15 Nov 2021
End date: 19 Nov 2021
Registration deadline: 14 Nov 2021

Research is a core area in development and humanitarian programming. Some of the research activities normally undertaken by various programs to promote evidence-based planning include assessments, surveys and evaluations. These activities employ qualitative and quantitative research methodologies. Qualitative research aims at generating an in-depth understanding of a specific program activity or event, rather than surface description of a large sample of a population. On the other hand, quantitative research focuses on gathering, analyzing and presenting numerical data and generalizing it across groups of people to explain a particular phenomenon.

Given the great significance of research in development and humanitarian work, IDEAL Public Health and Development Consultancy (IPHDC) has planned a five-day training on Qualitative and Quantitative Research Methodologies (QQRM). The training aims at equipping participants with current knowledge, skills and best practices on research to improve the quality of their overall programming.

When is the training?

15th to 19th November 2021

Who should attend this training?

UN, Government and NGO staff including but not limited to program coordinators, project managers and officers.

What are the key aspects of the training?

  • Introduction to Qualitative and Quantitative Research Methodologies (QQRM);
  • Hypothesis setting;
  • Research study design including sampling methods;
  • Questionnaire development;
  • Interviewing techniques;
  • Observation techniques and tools;
  • Participatory research techniques;
  • Focus group discussion (FGD) techniques and tools;
  • Key informant interview (KII) techniques and tools;
  • Note-taking and coding;
  • Qualitative and quantitative data analysis (Using SPSS, Nvivo and Ms Excel);
  • Presentation of findings.

What is the main training objective?

This five-day course aims at building the knowledge and competencies of participants on qualitative and quantitative research methodologies.

What learning approach and language will be used in the training?

The training delivery method includes interactive webinar sessions, PowerPoint presentations, articles, videos, quizzes and assessments.

The entire training will be facilitated in English.

For more information, send an email to training@iphdcinternational.org or call +254 (20) 2345572.

How to register:

Interested individuals should complete our Course Application Form and submit it before Sunday 14th November 2021.

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Fundraising from A to Z

Tue, 14 Sep 2021 02:48:34 +0000

Organization: Philantropia
Start date: 23 Nov 2021
End date: 23 Nov 2021
Registration deadline: 22 Nov 2021
Course Description

2020 has been a challenging year! Covid 19 has had its effects around the world and everybody was impacted by it. During this time, fundraising has become even more important, as more and more organizations are moving into the field and resources become scarce. We have had record numbers of students signing up for our courses, as we see that the knowledge we provide is in high demand. We know that the past year has not been easy for many of you, but you prevailed and we are very happy you connected with us.

Thank you for being part of our journey! We are very happy that you accompanied us on the way to where we are today – and we want to say thank you! For this, we have put together an amazing offer – an offer that you will not be able to resist.

Instead of giving you % on one or two of our courses, we decided to open access to ALL of them – for a super cheap price. For US$ 1200 only, you can get a yearly subscription to our online school – and this comes with access to all our courses, current, and future! Imagine what that means: for one year, you will be able to take all of our courses as many times as you want – but at the end of 2021 you will be the absolute fundraising pro. And the best thing is, this offer extends to all future courses in 2021 – and believe me, we have some amazing stuff in the pipeline.

But let me break it down for you again. For US$ 1200 only, you will get access to currently 20 online courses with a total value of more than US$ 2200 – and everything else that will come upon 2021. Some of the topics we will cover in the coming year is already planned out, some will be a surprise – but to already give you a taste, this is what we have already in the pipeline:

  • How to write a full proposal for the European Commission
  • How to fundraise from DFID
  • How to fundraise from American Foundations
  • How to write a stunning concept note

This all is additional to the amazing courses that we already have:

  • 5 obstacles on your way to fundraising success
  • How to find 50 great donors in 10 minutes
  • How to raise funds from European Foundations
  • The fundraising strategy
  • Donor networking – How to connect with donors
  • Donor research – finding the right match
  • Finding the right donor match – understanding eligibility
  • How to write a winning proposal
  • European Commission Funding: Writing a Winning Concept Note
  • Finding and understanding donors
  • A dream in the desert – How to fundraise from Gulf Donors
  • How to fundraise from USAID
  • Funding Your Startup and Social Enterprise
  • The most common questions about fundraising – finally answered
  • How to successfully fundraise when your NGO is brand-new
  • How to raise funds in Humanitarian situations
  • Fundraising from Corporations
  • The Proposal Cover Letter
  • Fundraising in the Time of the Coronavirus
  • Creating Donor Attractive Logical Frameworks
  • How to Develop a Fundraising Strategy in Times of the Coronavirus

This offer is only valid for a couple of weeks every year! And remember, we have many more courses lined up for the coming year, and this bundle will give you free access to everything we publish in 2021 – and that will be a lot! The access is valid for the entire year 2021!

Join us and become a fundraising pro in 2021!

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to us! Also, remember that we have a 30-day money-back policy. If you are unhappy with the bundle, you can get your money back within the first 30 days – no questions asked! So, what are you waiting for?

Let´s make 2021 an amazing year together!

How to register:

Click here to register.

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The Fundraising Strategy

Tue, 14 Sep 2021 02:47:23 +0000

Organization: Philantropia
Everything you need to know about getting organized!

Do you feel like your fundraising efforts should be more successful for all the work you put into them and is fundraising a constant topic on your mind and in your organization? Maybe you are missing a coherent fundraising strategy. Without a strategy, all your efforts will be undirected and a lot of resources will be lost.

Learn everything you need to know about the fundraising strategy in this online course!

A fundraising strategy gives all your actions a direction and coordination. After developing one, everybody in your organization will know their role and will have a very good idea about what is expected of them. Developing a coherent fundraising strategy is the first step to make your fundraising efforts more successful – and maybe even more important, free up mental space and resources for the actual project work. j

In this online course you will learn:

  • What is a fundraising strategy?
  • Why is it so important?
  • What NGOs can learn from businesses?
  • What are common fundraising mistakes even INGOs make?
  • Why you should diversify your funding sources
  • How can you develop a fundraising strategy?

This online course consists of:

  • A video with tips and tricks from our instructor Eva Wieners, where she shares her experiences from more than a decade in the fundraising field
  • Lectures that will give you crucial information
  • A quiz that will make sure you understood everything you need to know
  • A cheat sheet with all the important information for when you are in a hurry
  • A small workbook that will help you to implement the learned lessons in your organization

Don´t hesitate and learn how to develop a winning fundraising strategy today. With a strategic approach, you will see your fundraising taking a turn to the positive in no time!

How to register:

Click here to register.

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European Commission Funding: Writing a Winning Concept Note

Tue, 14 Sep 2021 02:44:09 +0000

Organization: Philantropia
Start date: 15 Nov 2021
End date: 15 Nov 2021
Registration deadline: 14 Nov 2021
Course Description

Many NGOs dream of receiving funding from the European Commission (EC) one day. But while getting funding from the EC would be a total game changer for most NGOs, the application process also has the reputation of being incredibly complicated and difficult. Understanding what it is exactly that the Commission wants is often daunting.

Drafting a comprehensive concept note under highly competitive conditions often discourages organizations from even applying. Those that do apply frequently end up wasting a lot of time and resources drafting unsuccessful proposals by staff not duly equipped to translate the needs of the organization into project proposals attractive to the EC.

But don´t let that deter you from trying! We have just the right thing for you!

We have developed this online course exactly to help NGOs to get their foot into the door and to learn how to draft successful concept notes for the European Commission! This course will help you to develop the concept note drafting technique and maximize your organizations chances of obtaining funding.

After finishing the course, you will:

  • Understand how to accurately read and interpret the call for proposals guidelines
  • Understand the criteria on which basis the European Commission will assess your proposal and how you can best respond to them
  • Understand how to adapt your own project to the guidelines of the call for proposals
  • Get new hints on how to draft an attractive and highly competitive concept note following the EC format
  • Obtain answers to the questions you always wanted to know
How to register:

Click here to register.

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Fundraising in the Time of the Coronavirus

Tue, 14 Sep 2021 02:39:55 +0000

Organization: Philantropia
Start date: 29 Nov 2021
End date: 29 Nov 2021
Registration deadline: 28 Nov 2021

The coronavirus has upended the world in a way we have not seen before. While some countries are regaining control over the virus, many are still to feel its full impact. As an individual and NGO, you have a role to play. Wherever your country finds itself on the curve, you can prepare and plan for impact.

Follow the guidelines by the WHO about quarantine and social distancing. Wash your hands, stay at home, and work from home. Use your time to research and learn what positive role your organization can play in mitigating the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. We hope this course can help with that.

In this online course we provide ideas on how NGOs around the world can fundraise for action, covering the following topics:

  • How can you help?
  • How to find funding
  • Networking
  • Proposals and applications

You will also receive a guide with important resources and information. A list of donors and programs, updated in real time, is also included.

The course is available for free. We ask that you share this course with colleagues and partners. Our team is working hard to provide additional free resources to our community. If you think your friends/network would find this useful, please share it with them – we’d really appreciate it.

How to register:

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Creating Donor Attractive Logical Frameworks

Tue, 14 Sep 2021 02:38:41 +0000

Organization: Philantropia
Project Design Essentials!

How many times have we all dreaded having to construct a LogFrame? If you ask most NGO Practitioners what is the most difficult part of project development or the part they hate the most, most will readily answer “LogFrames!” Lofgrames can often feel like a burdensome brain teaser or a torture device.

With funding becoming more competitive and donors demanding a greater degree of beneficiary accountability, even seasoned professionals are called to improve the processes of project design. Logical Frameworks or LogFrames are notoriously confusing and difficult to put together. This is because creating a good logical framework requires both a holistic and detailed understanding of the project. This level of understanding is rarely complete during the planning and funding stage, especially when the project design is still in flux. Still, even a draft logical framework can be very useful for planning, managing, and fundraising.

In this online course, you will explore the essential to perfect in designing logical, effective, and attractive projects which is the key factor to convince the donors. Most importantly, the course will help you demonstrate to your donors that you have a mastery of designing logical, effective, and attractive projects.

The aim of this online course is to help you become comfortable with Logical Frameworks!

Developed by humanitarian aid workers themselves through years of practice, this course will help you:

  • Establish a solid base of understanding of the hierarchy of logic
  • Develop indicators which are easy-to-measure and capture your achievements
  • Analyze your external environment and design your project with the necessary assumptions and risks in mind.

The completely self-directed online course consists of four modules that cover all the most important aspects of the topic and more than three hours of video material:

  • Hierarchy of Logical Frameworks
  • LogFrames as a basis for Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E)
  • Sources of Verification: What are they?
  • Critical Assumptions and Risks

If you want to get over your fear of Logframes and learn how to design them in a way that saves you time and resources and makes your proposals more successful – this course is for you. Join us and learn how to master Logframes!

How to register:

Click here to register.

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How to Raise Funds from European Foundations

Tue, 14 Sep 2021 02:34:47 +0000

Organization: Philantropia
Start date: 22 Nov 2021
End date: 22 Nov 2021
Registration deadline: 21 Nov 2021

Are you a fundraiser who is looking for ways to diversify funding sources? Do you want to tap into new markets that you have not taken advantage of until now? Then this course is just right for you!

Learn how to raise funds from European Foundations worldwide!

European Foundations give a lot of money to project every year – the 147.000 foundations from 24 countries gave an estimated 71 billion US$ in 2017 alone. Nevertheless, many fundraisers are not familiar with European Foundations and don´t take advantage of the opportunities presenting themselves here.

Different names, languages and the lack of centralized information and public reporting requirements can make it very difficult to gather enough information about European foundations. There are many European foundations that support projects in their own countries and abroad, but the challenge is to find the needle in the haystack and to make a perfect match.

This is where we come into play. In this online certificate course, you will learn:

  • Why you should not ignore the European funding landscape
  • How to focus your research to find great donor fits
  • How to find potential donors in Europe – even within the difficult circumstances
  • Which resources you can use to help in your research of European Foundations
  • How to use these resources effectively (i.e. UK charity commission)
  • Where you can get the information from that you need to network successfully with European Foundations

In this course you will get all the information you need to start researching European foundations and network with them. In an hour-long webinar, our instructor Erik Detiger will share his best tips from more than 20 years of experience with you. Furthermore, you will get:

  • European Foundation Overview with links
  • European Foundations Country Resources with links
  • UK Charity Commission how-to guide
  • Template for your donor research
  • A copy of the e-book “The NGO Guide to Proposal Writing 2019”
How to register:

Click here to register.

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Writing a project plan as a base for a successful proposal

Tue, 14 Sep 2021 02:23:45 +0000

Organization: Philantropia
Start date: 17 Nov 2021
End date: 17 Nov 2021
Registration deadline: 16 Nov 2021

In many NGOs, there are amazing ideas floating around, but no real planning is in place. When an opportunity to send a proposal comes along, everybody shifts into panic mode, because it needs to be started from scratch. But this is not necessary! When you have a convincing project plan for all your projects, you can use it as a base for your proposal and save a lot of time, resources, and nerves!

If you have a great idea for a project you would like to implement in your organization, you likely will need to write a project plan to present it to your fellow workers or your boss. A project plan is a comprehensive plan about what you want to do and how. It is a great chance to show that you are familiar with the topic and that you have thought through what you want to propose. It also gives you a chance to see if you have thought of everything you will need and if there are any risks or problems you might have overlooked before.

In this course we guide you step by step through the elaboration of a project plan. The number of details that you include in your plan depends a lot on the time and resources you have available to develop your project plan. But no matter if your result is three pages or 50, if you answer all the questions we guide you through, you will have collected the majority of important information that you will need to present your project and make plans – and to eventually develop a proposal based on your project plan.

In this course you will learn:

  • What is a project plan
  • Why do you need a project plan
  • Which questions you need to answer to develop a project plan
  • What are the differences between a project plan and a proposal
  • How you can use your project plan to write a successful proposal

Join us today and learn how you can develop project plans that help you to get more organized and will give your fundraising the boost it needs.

How to register:

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Fundraising from US Foundations

Tue, 14 Sep 2021 02:21:47 +0000

Organization: Philantropia
Start date: 12 Oct 2021
End date: 12 Oct 2021
Registration deadline: 11 Oct 2021

Are you a fundraiser who is looking for ways to diversify funding sources? Do you want to tap into US foundations that you have not taken advantage of until now?

Then this course is just right for you!

Learn how to raise funds from US Foundations!

The USA is the most philanthropic country in the world and can be one of the most rewarding markets for fundraising. The nearly 150,000 foundations in the United States provided almost US$75.69 billion in 2019—a 2.5% increase from 2018. About 25% of this amount is allocated for international causes, of which almost half finds its way to NGOs in other countries.

Despite the recent economic difficulties due to the global pandemic and the heavy competition for US foundation dollars, there are significant opportunities for well-prepared NGOs to raise significant money with the right approach, amount of resources, and investment of time.

In this online certificate course, you will learn:

  • The US Funding Landscape
  • Why would US Foundations give to NGOs outside the US?
  • Impact of COVID-19
  • Finding Funders
  • What ways should you research prospective US Foundations?
  • Strategy for Successful Application
  • Letter of Inquiry-Tips and Tricks
  • Proposal – Do’s and Don’ts
  • Budget – Do’s & Don’ts
  • What should you do first if rejected?
  • What should you do first if accepted?

In this course, you will get all the information you need to start researching US foundations and network with them. In an hour-long webinar, our instructor Erik Detiger will share his best tips from more than 20 years of experience with you. Furthermore, you will get:

  • US Foundation Centers and Databases
  • Template for your donor research
  • A copy of the e-book “The NGO Guide to Proposal Writing”
How to register:

Click here to register.

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Leading Transformational Change in a VUCA World

Tue, 14 Sep 2021 02:17:22 +0000

Organization: UN System Staff College
Start date: 8 Nov 2021
End date: 13 Dec 2021
Registration deadline: 8 Oct 2021
Introduction

We are all living and working in a time of high ambiguity, where work is ever more complex and volatile. Stress levels are higher than usual as we are trying to navigate the uncertainties that the pandemic and weakening economy has brought. This means that we have to learn to re-direct our attention and priorities more quickly and become both skilled and comfortable in practicing adaptive leadership.

Furthermore, the need to realize the benefits of the UN reform and the principles outlined in the UN Leadership Framework, call upon members to demonstrate their capacity for agile adaptive change leadership.

This series will allow senior leaders to enhance their transformational change leadership skills, through personal reflection and by gaining a greater understanding of your inner capacities and external change leadership practices. Doing so with your peers will build a leadership community, allowing senior leaders to identify how you can build individual and team resiliency.

Objectives

You will connect with other change leaders, learning through sharing experiences and building a change leadership community. Together you will:

  • Explore pillars of resiliency and learn and exchange tools needed to build individual and team resilience
  • Gain more awareness around the inner capacities that are needed to lead change
  • Learn about external change practices required to navigate change
  • Deepen your understanding of emergent change as the most successful change approach in complex and locally differentiated setting, and reflect on how to apply emergent change in your current environment
  • Obtain insight into the hidden forces of preventing change and ways to set the right conditions for staff to engage.
Course Methodology

The course consists of six highly interactive webinars of 90 minutes. No pre-work is required.

Course Contents

Each webinar provides a brief theoretical framework as a backdrop for an intensive peer exchange. The topics are as follows:

Webinar 1: Individual resiliency (Monday, 8 November) 14-15.30 Bonn/Turin time

How do we manage energy, create structure and purpose for ourselves in a VUCA environment?

Webinar 2: Inner capacities - your qualities as a change leader (Monday, 15 November) 14-15.30 Bonn/Turin time

How do we strengthen a mindful mental and emotional state necessary to lead big change?

Webinar 3: External practices for change leaders (Monday, 22 November) 14-15.30 Bonn/Turin time

How good are we at creating purpose, naming reality, channeling anxiety and modelling change? And how can we improve and nurture these skills?

Webinar 4: Change leadership approaches (Monday, 29 November) 14-15.30 Bonn/Turin time

Does our approach to change enable a shift or maintain current routines?

Webinar 5: Creating the right conditions and managing undercurrents preventing change (Monday, 6 December) 14-15.30 Bonn/Turin time

How do we address undercurrents of change which can either make people feel stuck or enable them to contribute. How can we foster behavior that make colleagues give their best in times of change?

Webinar 6: Creating energy in your team (Monday, 13 December) 14-15.30 Bonn/Turin time

How can I create energy and build team resiliency in the face of a VUCA environment?

Target Audience

This programme is developed for senior leaders at the D1 and D2 level and for Heads of Office at the country level. It has been successfully rolled-out for Resident Coordinators and several UNCTs in 2020. Here are some of their voices:

  • “I was very sceptical initially but I am sooo glad I decided to join. Feeling good.”
  • “This has been very useful for me, an opportunity to reflect and chat with colleagues. This is the first opportunity to unburden that I have had in the last 3 months.”

“Finally, they realized we are human!”

How to register:

Registration is open until 08 Oct 2021 and can be done via the following link: http://ow.ly/k6zc50G8Q07

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Free Webinar: “Creating thematic maps with ActivityInfo”

Mon, 13 Sep 2021 08:54:51 +0000

Organization: BeDataDriven
Start date: 7 Oct 2021
End date: 7 Oct 2021
Registration deadline: 7 Oct 2021

This Webinar is a one-hour session part of the 2021 ActivityInfo Training Webinar Series.

During this session, we will introduce and explore the thematic map visualizations in ActivityInfo.

We will discuss how maps can be used to display various aspects of your programmes and to collaborate on interventions.

More specifically, some of the key points we will cover are:

  • Designing 3W maps
  • Mapping quantitative indicators
  • Supporting needs assessments with maps
  • Crowd-sourcing and sharing geographic data
  • Sharing and collaborating on maps
  • Publishing interactive maps and including them on your website

There will also be a Q&A session.

The Webinar will be in English, participation is free of charge and there are limited seats available.

The ActivityInfo Training Webinar Series is ideal for anyone interested in learning more about ActivityInfo and who wish to master various features and aspects of the platform for their daily work in Monitoring and Evaluation data collection activities or information management tasks.

The content of this Training Webinar will be particularly useful for colleagues who are responsible for managing data residing in the ActivityInfo platform or who wish to understand how Map Reports work to start using them for their information management activities.

Feel free to share the Webinar with your colleagues, bring your questions and register in time at https://www.activityinfo.org/support/webinars/2021-10-07-creating-thematic...

About ActivityInfo

ActivityInfo is an information management software that can be used for monitoring and evaluation, case management, inter-agency coordination, in multiple settings. It is ideal for collaboration on data collection and reporting and works online and offline. Since 2009, ActivityInfo facilitates team and partners coordination for hundreds of organizations worldwide. ActivityInfo is optimized for reporting on activities which are geographically dispersed and implemented by multiple partner organizations. Originally developed for UNICEF’s emergency program in eastern DRC, ActivityInfo is a service provided by BeDataDriven, a company based in The Hague, Netherlands. Learn more at ActivityInfo.org.

How to register:

Registration is free and can be done at https://www.activityinfo.org/support/webinars/2021-10-07-creating-thematic.... Once registered, you will receive the link to the Webinar in the email you provided. Please note that the webinars are recorded and shared publicly.

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Diploma in Sustainable Development and Human Rights (Online Programme)

Mon, 13 Sep 2021 03:45:54 +0000

Organization: University for Peace
Start date: 3 Nov 2021
End date: 18 Oct 2022
Registration deadline: 2 Nov 2021

Admissions are Open on a Rolling Basis!

Description of the Diploma

The Human Rights Centre of the United Nations mandated University for Peace is accepting applications for its Professional Development Diploma in Sustainable Development and Human Rights, courses for which can be taken entirely online. As the name suggests, this programme focuses on the human rights dimensions of sustainable development, with a major thrust on the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals through human rights based approaches (HRBA). This Diploma, aimed at professionals seeking training for career development, can be obtained upon successful completion of five of the six online courses offered in the programme. Enrollments are open on a rolling basis and participants can join the programme at the beginning of any of the following six courses:

  1. Gender, Development, and Human Rights: 03 November – 14 December, 2021

  2. Indigenous Peoples’ Rights and Development: 12 January – 22 February 2022

  3. Development and Human Rights: 16 March – 26 April, 2022

  4. Business, Human Rights, and Development: 11 May – 21 June, 2022

  5. Child Rights and Development: 13 July – 23 August, 2022

  6. Environment, Development, and Human Rights: 07 September – 18 October, 2022

Each of these courses is also offered as a stand-alone certificate course, but participants can now obtain a professional development diploma by taking five of the aforementioned six courses which fall within the overarching theme of sustainable development and human rights. The diploma is designed in a way that participants develop incremental expertise in the different limbs of sustainable development and its linkages with human rights.

Who Should Apply

The course is intended for staff members of (inter)governmental and civil society organizations working in the interface between development and human rights work, including in the fields of rights protection, development aid, social responsibility, trade and investment, environment protection, indigeneity, gender, child rights etc. The course is also intended for staff members of (international) development agencies, academics and others interested in the aforesaid areas. (Post)Graduate students with specific research interests in these areas are also encouraged to apply. Candidates should have a good written command of English and have high competence and comfort with computer and Internet use.

How to register:

To apply, please fill up the enrollment form at https://hrc.upeace.org/index.php/enroll/ OR send an email to admissions@hrc.upeace.org along with your CV and a short Statement of Purpose (not more than 250 words) indicating the motivation for taking the diploma. Applicants will be contacted within three working days of the application.

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Diploma in Human Rights and Forced Displacement (Online programme)

Mon, 13 Sep 2021 03:35:31 +0000

Organization: University for Peace
Start date: 27 Oct 2021
End date: 11 Oct 2022
Registration deadline: 26 Oct 2021

Admissions are Open on a Rolling Basis!

Description of the Diploma

The Human Rights Centre of the United Nations mandated University for Peace is offering its successful Professional Development Diploma in Human Rights and Forced Displacement, courses for which can be taken entirely online. This Diploma, aimed at professionals seeking training for career development, can be obtained upon successful completion of the following five online courses offered in the programme. Enrollments are open on a rolling basis and participants can join the programme at the beginning of any of the following five courses:

  1. Protection of Internally Displaced Persons: 27 October – 07 December, 2021

  2. Forced Migration and Human Rights: 02 March – 12 April, 2022

  3. Trafficking in Persons: 27 April – 07 June, 2022

  4. Protection of Refugees: 29 June – 09 August, 2022

  5. Protection of Stateless Persons: 31 August – 11 October, 2022

Each of these courses is also offered as a stand-alone certificate course, but participants can now obtain a diploma by taking all the five courses which fall within the overarching theme of forced displacement. The diploma is designed in a way that participants develop incremental expertise in the different limbs of forced displacement and its linkages with human rights.

Who Should Apply

The course is intended for staff members of (inter)governmental and civil society organizations involved in forced displacement and human rights issues, including human trafficking and smuggling, protection of refugees and stateless persons, immigration, protection of internally displaced persons etc. The course is also intended for staff members of (international) development agencies, academics and others interested in the aforesaid areas. (Post)Graduate students with specific research interests in these areas are also encouraged to apply. Candidates should have a good written command of English and have high competence and comfort with computer and Internet use.

How to register:

To apply, please fill up the enrollment form at https://hrc.upeace.org/index.php/enroll/ OR send an email to admissions@hrc.upeace.org along with your CV and a short Statement of Purpose (not more than 500 words) indicating the motivation for taking the diploma. Applicants will be contacted within three working days of the application. The diploma is limited to 25 participants.

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Gender, Development and Human Rights (Online Course)

Mon, 13 Sep 2021 03:28:56 +0000

Organization: University for Peace
Start date: 3 Nov 2021
End date: 14 Dec 2021
Registration deadline: 2 Nov 2021

Course Description

This six week specialized online course introduces participants to the gender dimensions of the interface between development and human rights. Social constructions shape our identity, and thus, have critical impact on our daily lives. Diverse gender identities and concepts are taught in formal and informal educational institutions and determine our past, present and future, and may lead to inequality. Gender inequality and inequity then, may lead to human (and women’s) rights violations. This course will give an introduction to the solutions suggested by Gender Mainstreaming to gender inequality in human rights and development work based on the analysis of social constructions and through gender sensitive educational tools. By means of e-conversations and dialogue, the training will combine academic theory with participants’ lived and work experiences. The course will provide participants with the skills to conduct gender analysis in order to ensure gender mainstreaming in human rights and development work. It will also explore mechanisms for human rights sensitive development intervention with a strong focus on gender equality. Finally, the course will explore the intersections between human rights and gender through an analysis of contemporary issues such as gender based violence, trafficking, sex work, contemporary slavery etc, which impede the quest for sustainable development.

The course is based on a dynamic pedagogy including reading materials, video clips, case studies, and interactive webinars with the instructor.

This course can either be taken stand-alone or as part of the Professional Development Online Diploma in Sustainable Development and Human Rights.

Course outline

Week 1: Gender Analysis
Week 2: Gender Mainstreaming in Human Rights, Peace, and Development Work
Week 3: Education for Gendered Human Rights and Development
Week 4: Human Rights Sensitive Development Intervention
Week 5: Social Rights, Political Rights, and Gender
Week 6: Human Rights, Development, and Questions of Contemporary Slavery, Trafficking, and Sex Work

Who Should Apply

The course is intended for staff members of civil society organisations and (inter)governmental organisations involved in the fields of gender equality, women’s rights, LGBTQI rights, development work, human rights, education, health etc. Candidates should have a good written command of English and have high competence and comfort with computer and Internet use.

About the Instructor

Gal Harmat (Israel) is an Assistant Professor in the Gender and Peace Building Masters Programme at UPEACE. Dr. Gal Harmat holds a PhD in Gender Analysis of Peace Education and Dialogue encounters from Nitra University (Slovakia) and a M.A. in Gender and Peacebuilding from the UN-Mandated University for Peace in Costa Rica. She was a professor in conflict transformation, peace education and gender and Co-Director of the Social Justice and Peace Education Teachers Training Program, Kibbutzim Teachers College in Tel Aviv, Israel. He has also been teaching in the World Peace Academy (University of Basel), the European Peace University (Austria), and the Arts and Social Change College in Israel. As a Gender and Peacebuilding Specialist, she has extensive experience in training, conflict analysis, dialogue facilitation, capacity building, peace education, research, gender empowerment and gender mainstreaming since 1998 in various countries in Eastern Europe, Africa, and West and South East Asia. Her consultancies include intergovernmental organizations (e.g. OSCE, UN Women, UNDP, and the Council of Europe), and various international and regional NGOs (e.g. Non Violent Peace Force, Friends of the Earth Middle East; Peres Centre for Peace).

How to register:

To apply, please fill up the enrollment form at https://hrc.upeace.org/index.php/enroll/ OR send an email to admissions@hrc.upeace.org along with your CV and a short Statement of Purpose (not more than 500 words) indicating the motivation for taking the course. Applicants will be contacted within three working days of the application. The course is limited to 25 participants.

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Protection of Internally Displaced Persons (Online Course)

Mon, 13 Sep 2021 03:27:57 +0000

Organization: University for Peace
Start date: 27 Oct 2021
End date: 7 Dec 2021
Registration deadline: 26 Oct 2021

Course Description

This certificate course introduces learners to the various dimensions of human rights protection as it applies to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs). The rise of internal conflicts in the last couple of decades, accompanied with natural disasters in many poorest parts of the world, has led to emergence of more than 27 million IDPs today. It is obvious that their particularly vulnerable situation creates deep inroads into their human rights. This course addresses the international legal principles and guidelines for protection of IDPs, and the operational challenges to their protection and durable solutions. The course is designed to provide a contemporary flavour to the topic using recent and emerging crises situations around the world as case examples. The course begins with an overview of the contexts in which IDPs emerge in today’s world, before addressing the international and regional legal frameworks for the protection of their human rights. The institutional dimension of operational responses is then analyzed by understanding and deconstructing the Cluster Approach, as well as the role of UNHCR in the protection of IDPs. The role of civil society as well as gender dimensions of protection of IDPs is then analyzed. Finally, the course looks at the possible durable solutions and contemporary challenges thereto in the context of IDPs.

This e-learning course is based on a dynamic pedagogy including reading materials, video clips, case studies, and interactive webinars with the instructor as well as officials of UNHCR.

This course can either be taken stand-alone or as part of the Professional Development Online Diploma on Human Rights and Forced Displacement.

Course Outline

Week 1. Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in today’s world
Week 2. IDPs and Human Rights: The international and regional legal frameworks
Week 3. The Cluster Approach, and the role of UNHCR and civil society
Week 4. Gender dimensions of Protection of IDPs
Week 5. Durable Solutions
Week 6. Contemporary challenges to protection of IDPs

Who Should Apply

The course is intended for staff members of NGOs and government agencies advocating for and working on the protection of IDPs, staff of inter-governmental agencies and others interested in these issues. Candidates should have a good written command of English and have high competence and comfort with computer and Internet use.

About the Instructors

Dr. Jan Hessbruegge (Germany) works for the New York Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR). Since 2005, he has worked as a United Nations human rights officer for the United Nations, where he worked for the Office of the High Commissioner on Human Rights in Geneva, United Nations peacekeeping missions in Sudan and Haiti, the Commissions of Inquiry on Human Rights in Syria and North Korea, the Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women and the Representative of the Secretary-General on Internally Displaced Persons. He holds a law degree from the University of Muenster in Germany, a Master of Law and Diplomacy from the Fletcher School, the Diploma in Public International Law of the Hague Academy of International Law and a doctorate in international law at the European University Viadrina in Frankfurt (Oder), Germany.

Dr. Mihir Kanade (India) is the Director of the UPEACE Human Rights Centre and is also the Head of the Department of International Law and Human Rights at UPEACE. His principal area of academic research and study is Human Rights and Globalization, covering several themes within that interface including forced displacement and migration, sustainable development, indigenous peoples’ rights, public health, trade and investment, amongst others. He has extensive experience in training staff of inter-governmental, governmental and non-governmental organizations, as well as professionals, in the field of human rights. He acts as an advisor to several human rights organizations and corporations on issues related to human rights and international law. He is also an adjunct faculty at Universidad Alfonso X El Sabio (Spain), Cheikh Anta Diop University (Senegal), and Long Island University (United States). He has a LL.B from Nagpur University (India) and a Masters degree and PhD from UPEACE. Prior to his pursuit in academia, Mihir practiced for several years as a lawyer in the Bombay High Court and in the Supreme Court of India, focusing on issues of fundamental human rights violations. He has also taught several professional certificate online course on the protection of refugees, stateless persons and IDPs.

How to register:

To apply, please fill up the enrollment form at https://hrc.upeace.org/index.php/enroll/ OR send an email to admissions@hrc.upeace.org along with your CV and a short Statement of Purpose (not more than 500 words) indicating the motivation for taking the course. Applicants will be contacted within three working days of the application. The course is limited to 25 participants.

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A Shifting Perspective: Aligning Your NGO’s Travel Risk Management Strategy to Our New(ish) Normal

Mon, 13 Sep 2021 03:24:58 +0000

Organization: Humentum
Start date: 20 Oct 2021
End date: 20 Oct 2021
Registration deadline: 20 Oct 2021

For a community of professionals who saw travel as essential to their work — missions, field visits, delegations — COVID-19 and its variants continues to cause a significant shift in the NGO sector; and as a result, it has become more prevalent for local staff to work in their countries of origin, and for international staff to take a much more conservative approach to travel.

These pandemic-related realities have created the need to shift perspectives, strategize new ways of thinking, and have many NGOs asking some very important questions about travel risk management and duty of care including:

  • How can we effectively assess the risks associated with non-‘negotiable travel’ for our international staff; AND simultaneously assess the risks to our in-country travelers?
  • What does an effective travel risk management strategy ‘look like’ for NGOs in this new(ish) normal?

In this thought-provoking webinar, On Call International’s Eric White, Allegiant Global Partners’ Anne Brnger, and nonprofit organization’s All Hands and Hearts’ Gary Pitts, will answer these questions (and more!) as they discuss NGOs’ shifting perspectives on travel, as well as the resulting global risk management procedures that can help NGOs protect the interests of their programs, their missions, and their staff. Drawing on White’s expansive experience in global risk assessment, Brnger’s knowledge of duty of care solutions for the NGO sector, and All Hands in Hearts’ hands-on, industry experience, participants will leave with lessons learned and best practices for effectively aligning their travel risk management strategies to our new(ish) normal.

How to register:

Visit the event page and click register. Once registered, you will receive a confirmation with log-in details for the virtual event.

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