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Oryx Journal: Capacity for Conservation articles

This collection of papers acknowledges the challenges to build sufficient conservation capacity to deliver effective, timely nature protection at the scale needed.  Each article however, demonstrates a clear understanding of the task ahead and provides evidence to support many of the approaches being taken to tackle these challenges. 
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Online course: Risk Management and Funding Partnerships

Who would find this resource useful? All types of NGOs to better identify and manage risks that can arise from partnerships where one partner is funding another. An organisation would use this resource when... ...managing operational challenges and risks affecting funding partnerships. Although based within the humanitarian sector, this resource…
Created: 2022-08-12 Language: EN , AR
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Building Civil Society support: A Good Practice Guide for BirdLife Partners

This guidance seeks to help BirdLife Partners (and other NGOs) cultivate and nurture supporters and members and to source from across the BirdLife Partnership practical, affordable and scalable strategies on how to build a strong, dedicated and growing network around civil society engagement.
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Exiting / transitioning from international partnerships: a toolkit for small NGOs

This toolkit, written by Lucy Morris, is a concise guide to exiting / transitioning from international partnerships, intended specifically for use by small non-governmental organisations (NGOs). The toolkit is one of five produced as part of the Strengthening Small Organisations with Big Ambitions project (2021-22), which aimed to strengthen small UK-based NGOs working…
Created: 2022-07-05 Language: EN
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Partner capacity strengthening: a toolkit for small NGOs

This toolkit, written by Catherine Squire, is a concise guide to partner capacity strengthening intended specifically for use by small non-governmental organisations (NGOs). The toolkit is one of five produced as part of the Strengthening Small Organisations with Big Ambitions project (2021-22), which aimed to strengthen small UK-based NGOs working in international development.…
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Stakeholder engagement for wildlife conservation

Providing guidance and best practice for engaging any kind of stakeholder for any type of conservation project.
Created: 2022-03-16 Language: EN
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Into the Wild with the EAG: the Virtual Field Trip Experience

A fun and easy to follow three episode virtual programme: 'Into the Wild' for student 8-10  years old, to learn about marine and coastal wildlife!
Created: 2022-03-16 Language: EN
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Talking the walk

Talking the Walk takes a highly practical look at the realities of communicating in and about partnership.
Created: 2022-02-08 Language: EN
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The Partnering Journey

A diagram depicting the journey typically taken to build an effective collaboration: a central journey for the partnership as a whole, and individual journeys for each of the partners.
Created: 2022-02-08 Language: EN
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Partnership Reflection: A Guide for Facilitators

The Partnership Reflection is a facilitated process designed to strengthen the relationship among the partners in order to help them be more effective.
Created: 2022-01-31 Language: EN
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Maliasili resources

Maliasili is an online platform which aims to enable talented local conservation organisations to become more effective at what they do, overcome their challenges, and achieve greater impact. Their wide range of free resources are designed to build organisational capacity.
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Partnership Health-check

This tool can be used to review the ‘health’ of the partnership, determining areas for discussion and improvement.
Created: 2021-12-07 Language: EN
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The SDG Partnership Guidebook

This Guidebook sets out the key Building Blocks of successful partnerships and the underlying processes – from initial stakeholder engagement to partnership review – necessary to develop and keep those Building Blocks in place and to maximise partnership impact.
Created: 2021-12-07 Language: EN
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The Remote Partnering Work Book

This resources provides insightful and practical guidance for those working in remote partnerships.
Created: 2021-08-26 Language: EN
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The M&E Universe

The M&E Universe is a free, online resource developed by INTRAC to support development practitioners involved in monitoring and evaluation (M&E). It consists of a series of short papers (2-6 pages) on different subjects related to M&E. The M&E Universe has specifically been designed to support civil society organisations (CSOs) and draws many of its examples from the work of NGOs and other types of CSO.
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visit.org

Visit.org work to enhance the mission of impactful social organizations by facilitating mutually beneficial interactions between people and communities around the world. They do so by helping companies discover & book hundreds of carefully curated social impact team experiences led by & benefiting local nonprofits and social ventures.
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Designing Comprehensive Partnering Agreements

As the number and complexity of partnerships has grown, so has our understanding of the principles and processes by which they work and can become successful. While partnering theory has been developed directly from practice, it is rare for that theory to be backed up by evidenced academic research. This publication demonstrates an effort to…
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Stakeholder analysis presentation

Who would find this resource useful? Any organisation wishing to clarify the content and scope of their stakeholder influence. An organisation might use this resource when... ...their organisation would like to adopt a more strategic approach and use resources more efficiently, by actively choosing key stakeholders upon whom to focus. How…
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Workshop Bank

This website provides users with a wide range of online learning tools related to facilitation. These are particularly valuable if you have complex organisational issues to resolve, problems with team members and social cohesion, or a complex problem you need to solve with the help of many different stakeholders. On…
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What We Know About Exit Strategies: Practical Guidance For Developing Exit Strategies in the Field

The goal of this guidance document is to improve our collective understanding and ability to develop and implement sound Exit Strategies from Developmental Relief Programs. The topic of ‘Exit Strategies’ confounds and eludes emergency and development practitioners alike. In the dynamic context of southern Africa, the mere mention of ‘an…
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Leadership and Networks: New Ways of Developing Leadership in a Highly Connected World

As part of the Leadership for a New Era (LNE) initiative, the Leadership Learning Community has partnered with thought leaders in the network development and leadership development fields to develop the cutting edge report Leadership and Networks: New Ways of Developing Leadership in a Highly Connected World. This report is…
Created: 2015-01-22 Language: EN
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Facilitating stakeholder workshops

Stakeholder workshops are increasingly used in research projects, yet despite planning and preparation an event can falter due to poor facilitation, leading to confusion and disengagement of stakeholders. Many researchers mistakenly think that because they are good at chairing meetings with academics, they can facilitate a stakeholder workshop.
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Partnership Guidance for Working with Other Organisations

Who would find this resource useful? Conservation organisation that work, or are planning to work, with other organisations An organisation might use this resource when…. At the beginning of a joint project or response to ensure that essential issues around working in partnership are considered When preparing a Memorandum of…
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Strategic Planning for a Conservation Trust Fund

Synopsis BIOFUND, a new Conservation Trust Fund, has recently been established in Mozambique aiming to support the conservation of aquatic and terrestrial biodiversity and the sustainable use of natural resources. This case study outlines the process the organisation followed to develop its first strategic plan. Key challenges included the need…
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Code of Ethics & Conduct for NGOs

Who would find this tool useful? Anyone looking at how an organisation should be conducted ethically, through a broad spectrum of areas, such as Fundraising, HR, Governance, Partnerships, Finance, Communications, Organisational Management, etc.   An organisation might use this resource when…. Reviewing their organisation's operations, taking into account its principles,…
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The Partnering Toolbook

  Who would find this tool useful? Anyone looking for confidence, encouragement and practical guidance to build original, robust and highly successful partnerships. An organisation might use this resource when…. Developing new, reviewing, or managing partnerships How can this resource help? This publication is in three parts: Part l is…
Created: 2013-11-05 Language: EN , FR
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Online Community Purpose Checklist

Who would find this resource useful? Individuals and organisations with little experience of establishing online networks or communities An organisation might use this resource when…. Establishing an online network or community How can this resource help? It provides a checklist to help you think about what you want to accomplish…
Created: 2012-11-14 Language: EN
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Working with Consultants

Who would find this resource useful? No-governmental organisations, grant makers, capacity builders, and intermediary organizations will An organisation might use this resource when…. Seeking to better understand the key concepts and elements of effective consulting relationships, the mechanics of contracts and requests for proposals, and what working with consultants requires…
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Partnerships: Frameworks for Working Together

Who would find this resource useful? Any organisation that wants to know more about establishing and managing partnerships An organisation might use this resource when…. At the beginning of a partnership When preparing a partnership agreement When reviewing a partnership How can this resource help? This guidebook will help organisations…
Created: 2012-11-14
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Next Generation Network Evaluation

Who would find this resource useful? Practitioners undertaking network evaluation and individuals working to support networks. An organisation might use this resource when…. Evaluating or designing a monitoring and evaluation framework for a formal network. How can this resource help? It proposes a framework for network impacts planning, assessment, reporting…
Created: 2012-11-14 Language: EN
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The Partnership Toolbox

Who would find this resource useful? Conservation organisation that work, or are planning to work, with other organisations An organisation might use this resource when…. At the beginning of a partnership When preparing a partnership agreement When reviewing a partnership How can this resource help? It provides practical guidance and…
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Guidance on Establishing & Facilitating Effective Networks

Who would find this resource useful? Individuals and organisations with little experience of establishing, managing or facilitating a network to achieve a common purpose, or those who are seeking to reinvigorate or review a network An organisation might use this resource when…. Establishing, managing or facilitating a face-to-face or online…
Created: 2012-11-14 Language: EN
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