• What if they don’t take me seriously?

    No matter how educated you are, as a trainer you can always end up in a situation that makes you feel nervous or insecure. Deliver a successful training with these 4 powerful tips.

    blog31 Jul 2017
  • The right to be respected

    How to go about when you're a woman from Equador and you don't feel you're heard or that your decisions aren't taken into account? Gender expert Hady Klaasen explains how change needs to happen at different levels.

    blog24 Jul 2017
  • 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