• Lisa Freiburg

    Struggles of a trainer II: Designing a training

    Designing a new training is fun! It's fun to think about which methods to use, design your training materials and use your creativity. It’s a creative process, yet we sometimes lose sight of what we’re doing and why we’re doing it. Here are three key tips that might prove useful when designing an effective training.  

    news27 Jan 2020
  • The Adivasi story – how advocacy affected social inclusion

    How do you help a low-caste community to reach for more social inclusion? How do you fight something that is so interwoven in a society? Rudolf van der Helm shares his experiences in India, where he went from being lucky to a structural approach where key figures become a hero.

    blog20 Jan 2020
  • Philipp Bienek

    Struggles of a trainer I

    Trainers like to conduct training where most energy starts to flow. However, if you want your training to have a longer-term effect, you also need to think up front about what is needed, how to design the training and what to do when it is delivered. Philipp Bienek, former participant from the Training & Facilitation Skills course, explores in further depth in the first part of the mini-series: prepare by acquiring knowledge about the participants’ needs and how to read between the lines.

    news13 Jan 2020
  • From NGO to Social Enterprise

    Sometimes you need to make what can feel like a sidestep to generate revenue to support your non-profit activities. Dieudonne experienced a tough first year but learned to make his social enterprise sustainable, serving over 1000 people in Ghana.

    news16 Dec 2019
  • Evaluations – making a virtue of necessity II

    This article is the second part of a longer article on virtuous evaluations. Last week our MDF Global director Mike Zuijderduijn wrote about the virtuous features on the process-side of Lobby and Advocacy evaluations; speaking the right language, going beyond reports that are read by only a few, and shifting from judging to an appreciative approach. This week Mike dives deeper into the content of a virtuous evaluation.

    news14 Nov 2019

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