The 100 Word Strategy

The 100 Word Strategy

There’s a lot of discussion – and generally not much consensus – about what, exactly is a campaign ‘strategy’. People often confuse theory of change with strategy – I characterise these as ‘what’ will change and ‘how’ you will make the change,...
Coronavirus strategy for NGOs

Coronavirus strategy for NGOs

By Associate for Change – Jo Dufay As the bad news about the new coronavirus (that causes COVID-19) continues to roll out,  NGOs – and all organisations – should be considering what they need to do to adapt to the situation.  While the consistent and...
Facilitating in the Groan Zone

Facilitating in the Groan Zone

You know how it goes. The meeting starts and everyone is excited, apprehensive, curious. Problems are identified and the way forward is sought. Ideas bubble up and are captured on flip charts or Post-it notes. This divergent thinking is exciting and rewarding. Then it...
Orange Scrabble

Orange Scrabble

When facilitating meetings or trainings, I love using exercises that stimulate thinking in different ways, and which are fun for participants. Here’s one I invented!   It’s good for evaluation, brainstorming or recalling information from previous sessions,  you can...
Saving dogs to support rural communities

Saving dogs to support rural communities

As a consultant, it’s my privilege to help clients with projects all over the world. But it’s not too often that I get to see the actual impact on the ground. I’ve just come back from Kenya, where I was helping World Animal Protection develop its global strategy on...