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June Roundup of the Alliance Community

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A member blog post by

Laura ffrench-Constant

As the Alliance and its’ member organisations continue to work from home, feeling connected to the wider international development sector and knowing who you can ask for advice is more important than ever.  

Here at the Alliance we have a digital forum called the Alliance Community designed to connect members with each other to discuss, share and crowdsource solutions to challenges we all face. 

Over 100 different member organisations and nearly 300 individuals are signed up to the forum. Here is a summary of this month’s activity which included: 

  • Sign-ups from members: Beyond BordersIDEAs and Mxogyny. You can view the introductions thread to learn more about the new users and their favourite development fuzzwords! Have you introduced yourself to the network yet?    

  • Your chance to submit any legal questions about COVID-19 for inclusion in our forthcoming legal FAQs. Do you have a query to add to the list? 

  • A roundup of funds available for response to COVID-19 including information about DFID’s UK Aid Direct window for Community Partnership & Impact grants which closed on 30 June 

  • Signposting resources and research about the implications of COVID-19 on funding both in Scotland and around the world 

  • Sharing information about the new Safeguarding Resource Support Hub 

  • Signposting sources of information useful for charities exploring amalgamations 

  • A discussion thread from the recent Leave No-one Behind Working Group about COVID-19 and inclusion  

  • A discussion thread from the recent Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Working Group about digital tools and the impacts of COVID-19 

  • A learning space for attendees at the fundraising research tools webinar held on the 11 June 

  • A request to share and compare IATI publishing tools 

  • Sharing examples of how members celebrated Volunteer Week  

Open partnership and collaboration requests include:  

  • A request to partner a Ugandan-based NGO working on a COVID-19 response project 

  • An offer to provide information on contacts for procuring PPE 

  • An offer to provide members with intelligence services around political risk and economic intelligence 

  • A request to connect with members working on education in Rwanda. 

  • A request for an NGO to partner with an academic organisation working on supply chain issues in Brazil.   

Find out more about what members can use the Alliance Community for on the website. Join the Alliance Community today by signing up and creating your profile. 

Need help signing up?  Find out how to sign up and complete a series of simple tasks with our explainer and short video.   

If you have any questions about how to join the Community, or, if you are experiencing any issues posting to the Community, please get in touch with Laura via email. 

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