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Links to Useful Resources




The Barefoot Guide to Working with Organizations and Social Change

Bond’s Guidance Notes Series

Building the Capacity of Local Groups – Tearfund

Community Development Library

Community Mobilisation Handbook – Pact Tanzania

Community Organizers Handbook: A Resource

Community Organisers Toolbox – Education & Training Unit for Democracy and Development, South Africa

Capacity Building for Local NGOs: Guidance Manual for Good Practice – Catholic Institute for International Relations and International Cooperation for Development

Firelight Foundation Newsflash– Resources for Community Organizations

Idasa Handbook Series for Community-Based Organisations

Learning for Sustainability

Mango’s Practical Financial Management for NGOs Training Manual

NGO Manager: Knowledge, Skills and Strategies for Non-profit Professionals

HelpAge International  Strengthening Your Organisation

Tips for Strengthening Organizational CapacityWorld Bank Small Grants Program

Train-the-Trainer Handbook: Participation, Civic Education, and Community Mobilization

Fundraising for Community Based Organization

A Few Good Online Tools for Friend-to-Friend Fundraising



Core Costs Funding Strategies - BOND’s Guidance Notes Series

Developing a Financing Strategy - CIVICUS

Find Partners

Fundraising - The Southern African NGO Network

Fundraising Guide - Tearfund’s ROOTS Series

Fundraising Guide for Women’s Community-Based Organizations-Women Thrive Worldwide

Fundraising Handbook, from Global Fund for Women

Fundraising & Proposal Writing, from IDASA’s Handbook Series for Community-Based Organizations


Globalgiving.org or Globalgiving.co.uk

Guide to Key Resources for Funding Peace and Conflict Work - Peace and Collaborative Development Network

How To Guides from the The Resource Alliance, Building Fundraising Capacity Worldwide

Raising Funds and Mobilising Resources for HIV/AIDS: A Toolkit to Support NGOs/CBOs -International HIV/AIDS Alliance

The SOFII Collection- Showcase of Fundraising Innovation & Inspiration.

Tips on Local Resource Mobilization - the World Bank’s Small Grants Program



Aid Workers Network

Center for Global Development

Ideas for Development

Institute of Development Studies

International Development Research Centre

Overseas Development Institute

CIVICUSWorld Alliance for Citizen Participation

Community Development Resource Association

Development Practitioners Forum

Devex News

Fahamu Networks for Social Justice

Global Focus Aotearoa

Humanitarian & Development NGOs Domain - The Hauser Center for NGOs at Harvard

Other Worlds Are Possible

Tamarack– An Institute for Community Engagement

The Center for International Humanitarian Cooperation


WiserEarth – The Social Network for Sustainability



 African Development Bank

African Information Society Initiative (AISI)

Africa Renewal Online

African Technology Policy Studies Network (ATPS)

African Union

African Virtual University

African Women’s Development Fund

African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM)

Common Market of Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA)

East African Community (EAC)

Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)

Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN)

Global Development Network

Inter-African Bureau for Animal Resources (IBAR)

Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD)

International Development Research Center (IDRC)

New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD)

United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA)


Donation Thermometer

Sponsor a Child in School

Sponsor a Child in School

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