• The truth and influencing

    For many years policy decision makers were stressing that facts, figures and evidence were most important to prove the credibility and legtimacy of your advocacy plea. Nowadays emotions, beliefs and personal interpretations on the other hand make a difference. So, how can we influence public opinion and policy decision makers to make the right choices?

    blog18 May 2017
  • Visualize your Theory of Change

    Building a Theory of Change often requires that you work together with partners in multiples countries who work in their specific context, use their own software and probably also have different views on how ToC's work. How to get your ideas aligned? Or which tool are you going to you use to capture and visualise this constantly evolving view of reality?

    news10 May 2017
  • A story of life

    This is a touching story of life of Toan, a participant with visual impairment who attended the Human Resource Management training delivered by MDF Asia Vietnam office under the USAID capacity development programme for local NGOs in Vietnam. 

    news02 May 2017
  • Helping your team to be prepared

    There are a number of useful behaviors or practices that can help a team to work effectively together. An obvious one is ensuring there is a clear and shared understanding about the context and purpose of their work. Without this shared understanding you don’t have a team, it’s just a group of people. 

    news26 Apr 2017
  • Why ‘self-steering teams’ may fail?

    A manager of an international NGO told me about her disappointing experiences with so-called ‘self-steering’ teams. The idea of these teams is that they don't have a manager but instead decide together what work needs to be done. In general this means that these Agile teams perform better but below experience shows that even with highly-motivated professionals this doesn't always work.

    blog21 Apr 2017

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