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Accounting Institutes Worldwide

ACEVO Advice and support for non-profit leaders.

All In Diary Essential guidance to humanitarian good practice. This website offers free downloadable versions of each of the pages from the All in Diary and up-to-date links to recommended pratical resources. Translations into a number of languages are available. 

BOND: How To guides                                                                             Advocacy and campaigning                                                                                                                                          Fundraising from institutions (Dfid, EC, Comic Relief)
Fundraising from trusts, foundations and companies 
Project budgeting 
The logical framework approach                                                                                                                  Monitoring and Evaluation

Capacity.Org (English, French and Spanish) Tools for building organisational capacity.

Cash-Online  Resources on financial management aimed at voluntary sector groups.

Charity Commission publications  Downloadable publications on a wide range of charity management issues.

Charity Finance Directors' Group A variety of resources for UK and international charities

Charities Aid Foundation Top tips on managing your finance.

Civicus Toolkits (Arabic, English, French, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish) Toolkits to improve organisational capacity in communication and planning.

Community Accounting A service for UK charities to help with accounting. Click on 'managing your finances' to see a range of resouces, much of which is usable internationally.

Community Development Resource Association  Resources about development practice.

Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP): glossary  Translation of accounting terms between English and Arabic.

Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP): financial management training materials (Arabic, English and French) includes accounting and financial analysis, and other microfinance topics.

Cultural approaches Norine Dresser's video about cultural differences - helpful if working or training cross-culturally.

Dan Pallotta: the way we think about charity is dead wrong

Facilitation Skills Workbook from Tearfund

Financial Management for Emergencies  A survival guide for humanitarian programme managers.
                                                                                                                                                                   Full Cost Recovery  ACEVO's practical toolkit about recovering core costs.

Global Development Network Toolkit: proposal writing and fundingTips and practical suggestions for applying for funds and proposal writing.

How to make Poverty History - the central role of local organisations in meeting the MDGs Useful book produced by the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)

Humanitarian Accountability Partnership A global quality assurance scheme for humanitarian agencies: A guide to the HAP standards is available to read online. 

INGO Accountability Charter Charter for large agencies committed to excellence, transparency and accountability.

National Association for Voluntary and Community Action (NAVCA) Resources for UK based voluntary groups, some of which can be used internationally.

National Council of Voluntary Organisations:  financial management Financial management site for the UK voluntary sector and much of the material is usable internationally.
National Council of Voluntary Organisations: funding Ideas about funding and finance for sustainability with downloadable materials.

NGO Finance Community  Linked-In online group with help from the community and occasional webinars

NGO Manager Management tools and information for nonprofits worldwide.

NGO connect Useful tools for NGO capacity analysis and management.

Participatory budgets Bringing budgets alive: participatory budgets in practice. Produced by the Community Pride Initiative and Oxfam's UK Poverty Programme.

Plain English Campaign Good practice for writing English - for funding applications and improving communication.

Progressio: Capacity Building for Local NGOs A step by step guide for NGOs, described as a guidance manual for good practice.

Risk  'Balancing Risk' booklet for trustees and managers of non-profit organisations, produced by Tridos Bank and Sayer-Vincent.

Rural Finance Learning Centre (English, French and Spanish) Self-study materials about financial services for people living in rural areas.

Social Audit Network  Social accounting and audit for the community sector.

Tearfund: Footsteps (English, French, Portuguese and Spanish)                                                                     
Accountability                                                                                                                                            Accounts and Records
Credit Schemes                                                                                                                                                                     Effective communication                                                                                                                                                  Leadership                                                                                                                          Managing everyday risk
Managing Money
Facilitation Skills                                                                                                              Planning for sustainability

Clearly written articles on a range of development and programme management issues.

Spanish- English/English-Spanish Accounting terms

'Time to think' articles by Nancy Kline New approaches to how we can work effectively in organisations.

'Training Tips' from Eureka! (English and French) Register for free tips on training techniques.

Training Zone Training resources and articles.

Transparency International: Preventing Corruption in Humanitarian Operations A 'what to do’ guide to minimise corruption risks.

Wales Council for Voluntary Action Information on Full Cost Recovery.