• Fund raising: the death of traditional donor money?

    Times are changing in the development sector. As MDF consultants, we witness major changes in the donor landscape all the time. Traditional aid sources may slowly dry up. Bilateral donors are facing major budget cuts. Many countries are shifting from aid to trade, and even UN agencies are confronted with dwindling resources. What does this mean for the non-profit organizations which rely on these funding streams?

    news17 Jul 2017
  • Volunteering with a high Return on Investment

    The 2-week training of the EU Aid Volunteers in Lunteren, the Netherlands, by MDF and consortium, is over. Forty-two people from all over Europe are prepared to be deployed worldwide to provide practical support to humanitarian aid projects. They will also be contributing to strengthening the local capacity and resilience of disaster-affected communities. 

    news19 Jun 2017
  • Staff Retreat tips

    Team retreats are a time for reflection. ‘Retreating’ means stepping away from our daily routine. This can shed a whole new light on our work and on our relations. But how to make retreats meaningful and fun? MDF’s experienced facilitators share tips.

    news15 Jun 2017
  • Corporate Sustainability Strategies and Governance

    What is it? Why do we need it? How do we monitor it?

    news07 Jun 2017
  • What’s YEPpening at MDF

    MDF’s mission is to foster competent professionals in order to increase their positive social impact. Investing in young people to become competent in their field of expertise is essential. Especially when considering the population of job-seeking youth is rapidly growing in many countries. It is, therefore, no coincidence that we host 7 Young Experts in Indonesia, Vietnam, Bangladesh, Ghana and Myanmar in the context of the Young Expert Programme Water and Agrofood (YEP Programmes). 

    news01 Jun 2017