INTRAC has released a set of five free, downloadable toolkits designed for small organisations working in international development. These resources are a product of the Strengthening Small Organisations with Big Ambitions programme (2021-22). The project was funded by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) through a Small Charities Challenge Fund (SCCF) Capacity Development Grant.
The toolkits were authored by a mixture of INTRAC staff and members of our network, and took into account input from the organisations who take part in the Big Ambitions programme. Previous elements of the programme included the delivery of free training courses and mentoring for staff of the participating organisations. To find out more about the programme, see its project page.
Toolkits and authors
- Advocacy (by Helen Collinson)
- Exiting and transitioning from partnerships (by Lucy Morris)
- Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) (by Anne Garbutt)
- Partner Capacity Strengthening (PCS) (by Catherine Squire)
- Strategic Planning (by Rick James)
In addition to their core content, each toolkit also links to external resources and to tools which have been created or updated for this set of programme.
Other ways INTRAC can help
As part of our commitment to support civil society around the world, INTRAC has also produced numerous other free resources which are available in our resource library. Highlights include the papers in our Praxis Series, and the many short papers on monitoring, evaluation and learning that make up the M&E Universe.
For future training opportunities, see our upcoming courses page; INTRAC also offers a training access scholarship (TAS) for qualifying organisations and more information is available in our training FAQ.
Please help spread the word! INTRAC aims to spread awareness of the Big Ambitions toolkits as widely as possible. If you know of a small organisation who could benefit from these resources, please share them. If you have found the the toolkits useful, we would be interested to know – please contact us with your story.