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Monitoring and Evaluation for Wildlife Conservation

The purpose of this best practice is to provide conservationists with guidance on how to plan their monitoring and evaluation activities and report on the success of their work in terms of the impact achieved.
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BirdLife Project Toolkit

This toolkit aims to help project teams deal with and manage the complexity of conservation challenges. Providing a set of flexible methods and tools to identify solutions to conservation problems and implement these in way that will maximise impact, collaboration and learning.
Created: 2022-07-15 Language: EN
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An introduction to stakeholder engagement

Have you ever had a decision made on your behalf, which went on to negatively impact you? How did it make you feel? This original online e-learning course explores stakeholder engagement, with a particular emphasis on community stakeholders. We'll look at why stakeholder engagement is crucial to effective and equitable…
Created: 2022-07-06 Language: EN
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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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CEPF Gender Toolkit

This gender toolkit is intended to provide guidance for CEPF applicants and grantees in understanding and integrating gender into their conservation projects. It is also useful however for all conservation practitioners  for gender integration in projects! 
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MEL-OF-INFLUENCING Toolkit

Who is it useful for?  MEL practitioners and/or Influence/Campaign coordinators-advisors from all around the Oxfam confederation (at country/regional/global level) with a medium-high knowledge and expertise on (MEL of) Influencing - as well as others who are not part of the Oxfam confederation but use MEL in project management. What it…
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Guidelines for Integrating Gender & Social Equity Into Conservation Programming

This document aims to guide conservation practitioners in recognising, understanding and integrating gender and social equity dimensions into community-based conservation projects. 
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PESTLE Analysis

A PESTLE analysis is a framework to analyse the key factors (Political, Economic, Sociological, Technological, Legal and Environmental) influencing an organisation from the outside. It offers people professionals insight into the external factors impacting their organisation. The analysis is flexible, so organisations can use it in a range of different scenarios. People professionals and senior managers can use the results to guide strategic decision-making.
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Safeguarding resources

An organisation might use this resource when those within the organisation need to understand what safeguarding is and access guidance resources, and tools to help improve safeguarding policies and practices within the organisations and throughout their programmes of work. 
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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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Behaviour Change Toolkit

This toolkit gives you the know-how you need to understand people’s behaviours and to help them to make positive changes in their lives. It should be used when preparing programme strategies, developing project proposals, and reviewing the quality of your interventions. Understanding exactly which factors prevent people from practising the promoted…
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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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Measuring Impact

Need to measure the impact of your intervention on biodiversity conservation, but don't know where to start? This pdf document has been produced by the social science sector, outlining in great detail how impact measurement is conducted today - it can be applied to many conservation projects, and is particularly useful for…
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Funding Tracker - Organisational vs. Programme

Organise your fundraising work by prioritising it according to your organisation as a whole. It may be divided into two different sections: Organisational needs All the items (people’s salaries, services, travel, materials, equipment) needed to be able to run the basic office/programme activities) Programme needs All the items (people’s salaries, services,…
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Guidance on using Funding Grids

This word document is to be used with the funding tracker template found in the tools section of this website. It will guide you through the process on how to use these templates on excel.  
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Financial Strategy Template

Need to outline your financial strategy but don’t know where to start? This template is an example of a typical financial strategy for an NGO. It details different sections which are valuable to include, along with supplying advice on what to consider when writing one, and how to describe and…
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Annual Work Plan Tool

If you are looking for an easy way to organise your annual work plan, so that you can better manage your daily, weekly, and monthly activities, then this excel spread sheet may help!  
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Time Management Tools

Who would find this resource useful? Anyone trying to manage their own - or their team's - workload and time management   An organisation might use this resource when…. Reviewing workloads, allocating tasks to staff, planning or implementing projects or developing internal capacity development plans   How can this resource…
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Impact Builder

Who would find this resource useful? An organisation requiring a structured and efficient process to monitor and evaluate their projects and programmes. An organisation might use this resource when… …there is a need to identify and measure indicators and outcomes, recording the impact of projects with the aim of reviewing…
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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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Training Design and Facilitation - A Trainer’s Manual

From the original document: This section of the course manual, Adapting to a Changing Climate, contains three sessions intended to assist the trainer in both designing and delivering a successful training workshop. These sessions on Training Design and Facilitation Skills are intended to be delivered as part of the training of trainers…
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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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Budgeting

Who would find this resource useful? This toolkit is aimed at those who have limited or no experience of budgeting. Perhaps you have not been involved in running an organisation or project before, or not been involved in the financial management side before. Now you are faced with budgeting and…
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Project Budget Management

Who would find this resource useful? Conservation and development professionals and organisations responsible for developing and managing budgets   An organisation might use this resource when…. Developing budgets based on project plans or strategic plans   How can this resource help? It provides detailed guidance to developing a budget
Created: 2014-10-08 Language: EN
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Project Budgeting - How to Guide

Who would find this resource useful? Conservation and development professionals and organisations responsible for developing and managing budgets, and who may have limited experience of doing so.   An organisation might use this resource when…. Developing budgets based on project plans or strategic plans   How can this resource help?…
Created: 2014-10-08 Language: EN
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Mind Tools

Who would find this resource useful? Anyone who wants to learn the practical, straightforward skills you need to excel in your career   An organisation might use this resource when…. Individuals in that organisation are looking to be more effective, be a better manager and leader, or be more successful…
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Conservation Leadership Programme

Who would find this resource useful? Organisations or individuals looking for opportunities to build their conservation leadership capacity   An organisation might use this resource when…. Looking for development opportunities for young conservation staff or volunteers   How can this resource help? By linking you to funding opportunities for leadership…
Created: 2014-10-07 Language: EN
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How to Monitor and Evaluate Advocacy

Who would find this resource useful? This toolkit should be useful to anyone working in an organisation or project who is concerned about the efficiency, effectiveness and impact of the work of the project or organisation.   An organisation might use this resource when…. This toolkit will be useful when:…
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Institutional Fundraising for Conservation Projects

Who would find this resource useful? This step-by-step guide is designed to improve your success rate at institutional fundraising, by showing you how to plan high-quality projects, how to translate them into excellent funding proposals, how to develop constructive enduring donor relationships, and how to draft short- and long-term fundraising…
Created: 2012-12-11 Language: EN , PT , AR , FR , ES
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PM4DEV - Project Management for Development Organisations

Who would find this resource useful? Conservation and development professionals and organisations who do not have significant resources to pay for training or do not have access to local training. An organisation might use this resource when…. Looking to enhance project management skills of its staff How can this resource…
Created: 2012-11-13 Language: EN
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Guidelines for Preparing a Design and Monitoring Framework

Who would find this resource useful? Program and project team leaders, team members, consultants implementing development projects An organisation might use this resource when…. Wants to undergo a rigorous planning process to work with stakeholders to understand the complexity of issues, determine appropriate objectives, and select the most suitable strategy…
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Action Planning

Who would find this resource useful? Those who have had only limited experience in planning, are still unsure of how to plan your activities, or feel unsure that you are “doing it right” An organisation might use this resource when…. When you need to plan operationally, on the basis of…
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Planning Overview

Who would find this resource useful? Those who have had only limited experience in planning An organisation might use this resource when…. When you need to plan strategically as well as operationally and to make a distinction between the two. When you need some ideas to help you plan a…
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Project Cycle Management

Who would find this resource useful? Project leaders and their teams who have responsibility for planning and implementing projects. An organisation might use this resource when…. At any stage during the life cycle of a project from identification, design, implementation and evaluation and celebrating success. How can this resource help?…
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Making Connections: Theory of Change for Planning and Evaluation

Who would find this resource useful? Voluntary or community sector organisations. An organisation might use this resource when…. …wanting to bring about change – whether at an individual, organisation, community or policy level. How can this resource help? This guide is an introduction to the ‘theory of change’ approach to…
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Practical Guide to Theory Development

Who would find this resource useful? Planners and evaluators who are going to facilitate a process for creating a theory of change with community-based programs and community change initiatives. Experienced facilitators will be able to quickly learn and apply the method as described in this guide. An organisation might use…
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Conservation Project Manual

Who would find this resource useful? Conservation project leaders and their teams who have responsibility for planning and implementing projects, especially non-specialists who have received no formal training in project planning. An organisation might use this resource when…. At any stage during the life cycle of small to medium-scale conservation…
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