The theme for our newsletter is ‘partnership working’. We share some great examples of how we work in partnership with others and offer some useful ideas for your own work with partners, including the latest in our Top Tips series.
In this issue:
- STOP PRESS: Discount for Anti-bribery course and new locations!
- Assessing and Building Partners' Capacity
- INTRAC and Mango join forces
- Mango Bursaries - supporting local NGOs
- Need financial support to access Mango's services?
- The Guide: FM1 Course Handbook now in Portuguese
- The Guide: Top Tips 26: Partner Capacity Building
- Mango Conference: 'NGOs don't pay bribes'
- Networking with Mango
- News from our Training Partners
Calling all European NGOs interested in fighting bribery!
Join us on our next Zero Tolerance Approach to Bribery (ZT0) course run in partnership with Transparency International on Wednesday 27 June in Oxford. Book two or more places by 1 June and claim a 10% discount with promotional code 1206Z0N.
**Stop Press** New training locations
If you are based in or near Myanmar or Jordan, please make a note that we will run our training programme there in mid-September and early December respectively. See our calendar for exact dates.
Do you work with local NGO partners and need to assess and build their financial and management capacity? If so, then you will be interested to know about two great training opportunities:
Mango’s Assessing Partners' Financial Capacity (FM9) course, a one-day course that shares practical tools and techniques for partner assessment. Book here to join FM9 in Melbourne, Brussels, Nairobi or Oxford.
Mango has teamed up with Berlin-based inProgress to develop a 2-day course which covers both the financial and general management aspects of assessing local partners' capacity. If you are interested in joining this course, contact us. Find out more here.
We are delighted to be working with our colleagues at INTRAC to develop a much-needed new course: Participatory Proposal Development. The course includes defining, planning and appraising the project and developing a proposal with a strong budget. To join the first presentation of the course in October 2012, find out more here.
Last year we provided 54 training bursaries to staff in poorly resourced, local NGOs to help them attend our Getting the Basics Right (FM1) and Financial Sustainability Essentials (FM2) training events. We couldn’t do this without the generous support of our Bursary Fund friends including the Chartered Accountants Livery Company, ICAEW Foundation and Barclays Bank plc.
We’re delighted to announce that the bursary scheme is now being extended to our Grant Management Essentials (FM8) course too. Find out more here where you can also view a heart-warming video on how Mango bursaries help local NGOs.
The STARS Foundation support local NGOs with grants for capacity building for NGOs in Africa, Middle East, Asia and Pacific. NGOs who meet the application criteria can apply for an Impact Award to access Mango’s training, recruitment and consultancy services to build their financial management systems and skills. Find out more here.
Our Guide to Financial Management includes lots of free downloads including
our Practical Financial Management for NGOs: Getting the Basics Right (FM1) Course Handbook in several different languages. Thanks to the dedication of a volunteer translator, Aurélio Floriano, we are delighted to add a Portuguese version to the resource pool.
We are hoping to run our FM1 course in Portuguese in the near future with a training partner based in Mozambique. Please contact us if this is of interest to you and your local partner NGOs.
In this latest Top Tips sheet we share some great ideas for building your local partner NGOs' financial management capacity. We’d love to hear from you if you have some great examples of how INGOs and local NGOs work together successfully. Contact us.
We continue to lead the way in the fight against corruption with plans to launch our first ever conference on anti-bribery: NGOs don’t pay bribes – Leading the way in the fight against corruption - in Nairobi on 10-11 September 2012.
The practical conference will equip NGO staff with tools to conduct a bribery risk assessment and create an action plan to help develop a zero tolerance strategy. It will also facilitate collaborative initiatives to prevent bribery in the longer term. Contact us for more information.
InsideNGO are running their USAID Sub-Award Management course in Uganda in June and London in September. Details of these and other USAID-focussed training here.
Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine have teamed up with Wits University in Johannesburg to offer their Diploma in Humanitarian Assistance. View the details here.
InProgress have just launched a new Guide to Monitoring & Evaluation of Projects for NGOs.
Bioforce are taking bookings for the Advanced Certificate in Humanitarian Programme Management.
All good wishes
Training & Publications Director