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 in international development. However, it can be used by any small NGO looking to enter into, and transition out of, partnerships in a responsible way.


Strengthening Small Organisations with Big Ambitions is a two-year project aiming to support small UK charities working internationally, to improve their resilience and provide more effective support to partner organisations and communities overseas. Funding is provided by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) through a Small Charities Challenge Fund (SCCF) Capacity Development Grant.


This toolkit is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. You can view a copy of the license here.

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BA-Exit-Toolkit

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Exit Tool - Template end of partnership letter

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Exit Tool - Sample agenda final call

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Exit Tool - Sample 6 months follow up call agenda

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Exit Tool - Partner exit checklist grant management

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Exit Tool - Exit transition planning checklist

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Exit Tool - Exit criteria

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Exit Tool - Exit indicators

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Exit Tool - Checklist for new partnerships

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Everychild Partnership Review Template

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American Red Cross sustainability planning values

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