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SECTOR RESOURCES

Useful Organisations in the Sector

If you would like to be featured within our list of organations/academic institutions/etc useful in the sector, please email info@muslimcharitiesforum.org.uk. 

RedR UK

Who is it for?

NGOs, aid workers and communities responding to humanitarian crises.

What do they do?

Provide training and technical support for responses to natural and man-made disasters all over the world.

Works in partnership with international and national NGOs, UN agencies, academic institutions, think tanks and the private sector to improve emergency response at a global level.

Website:

https://www.redr.org.uk/

ALNAP

Who is it for?

A global network of NGOs, UN agencies, members of the Red Cross/Crescent Movement, donors, academics and consultants dedicated to learning how to improve response to humanitarian crises.

What do they do?

Aim to improve the quality, availability and use of knowledge and evidence from previous responses so they can make the system perform better and be more accountable. They do this by facilitating learning between our Network Members, host the largest library of evaluations of humanitarian action, carry out original research and host events and conferences.

Website

https://www.alnap.org/about

European Interagency Security Forum (EISF)

Who is it for?

Works in collaboration with its Members to produce original research, arrange biannual forum meetings and regular workshops and facilitate information sharing between members and the wider NGO community.

What do they do?

An independent network of Security Focal Points who represent European-based humanitarian NGOs operating internationally.

Website:

https://www.eisf.eu/about-us/

Livestock Emergency Guidelines and Standards (LEGS)

Who is it for?

Communities/people with live-stock based livelihoods faced with emergency/disaster situations.

What do they do?

The key activity of the LEGS Project is the production and dissemination of the LEGS Handbook, supported by a global training programme and other awareness raising activities LEGS highlight the need to improve livestock relief programming with communities who rely heavily on livestock for their social and economic well-being, covering livestock interventions in these areas, but also addressing livestock support to settled farming communities and livestock kept by people in urban areas.

Website:

https://www.livestock-emergency.net/

ALNAP Aliance of Religions and Conservation (ARC WORLD)

Who is it for?

ARC was a secular body primarily dedication to help communities from the world major religions in developing their own environmental programmes.

(ARC is now closed, but the website is archived and the resources of which they have produced over the last 23 years may still be of use to you)

What they do?

Assisted major religions of the world to develop their own environmental programmes, based on their own core teachings, beliefs and practices. Help the religions link with key environmental organisations – creating powerful alliances between faith communities and conservation groups.

Website:

http://www.arcworld.org/

International Committee of the Red Cross (IRC)

Who is it for?

Victims of war an armed violence principally. This includes: civilians, women, children, detainees, internally displaced people, migrants, refugees and asylum seekers, people with disabilities, missing people.

What they do?

IRC have an exclusively humanitarian mission to protect the lives and dignity of victims of armed conflict and other situations of violence and to provide them with assistance.

Wesbite:

https://www.icrc.org/en

Association of Chairs

 

Who is it for?

An independent association of Chairs of social purpose and not-for-profit organisations formed in order to help Chairs with their unique task: leading the board in delivering the organisation’s aims.

What they do?

Provide information, commission research, peer support, network and develop standards of best practice in governance that are relevant to Chairs of a wide range of organisations – large or small, local or national, working in different fields. As an independent association with charitable status they represent Chairs in the Third Sector across England and Wales.

Website:

https://www.associationofchairs.org.uk/

Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations (ACEVO)

Who is it for?

Civil society leaders

What they do?

Offer members exclusive access to personal development opportunities, mentoring tailored to senior leadership roles, networking and learning events, business advice lines and discounted professional services delivered by their expert partners and advice and support.

Wesbite:

https://www.acevo.org.uk/

BOND

 

Who is it for?

Unite and support a diverse network of over 400 civil society organisations to help eradicate global poverty, inequality and injustice.

What they do?

Strengthen and champion the sector to make international development more efficient and effective. They work to influence governments and policy-makers, develop the skills of people in the sector, share expertise, and build organisational capacity and partnerships.

Website

https://www.bond.org.uk/ 

Department for International Development (DFID)

Sayer Vincent

Who is it for?

Firm of chartered accountants with a clear focus on charities and social enterprises.

What they do?

Help social purpose organisations become more effective and want them to be able to deliver more for their beneficiaries.

Website:

https://www.sayervincent.co.uk/

Overseas Development Institute (ODI)

Who is it for?

Developing countries

What they do?

ODI is an independent, global think tank which promotes global progress and prosperity by focusing on improving the lives of the world’s poorest people

Website:

https://www.odi.org/

National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO)

Who is it for?

They champion the voluntary sector by connecting, representing and supporting voluntary organisations.

 

What they do?

Work to help voluntary organisations and volunteers make the biggest difference they can.

  • Connect organisations with the people, partners and resources they need to make the biggest difference.
  • Representthe voluntary sector and volunteering to government – using the best research, we demonstrate their true value and help influence policy-makers.
  • Supportvoluntary organisations by generating and identifying the best knowledge and expertise.

Website:

https://www.ncvo.org.uk/

Institute of Development studies

Who is it for?

Home to over 200 staff and 300 students at any one time but also encompasses an extensive global network of over 360 partners, 3,000 alumni and hundreds of former staff.

What they do?

Collaborate closely with local civil society, governments, international NGOs, citizens, donors, researchers and many others to reduce inequalities, accelerate sustainability and build more inclusive and secure societies.

Website:

https://www.ids.ac.uk/

Advocates for International Development (A4ID)

Who is it for?

Developing countries

What they do?

Inspire and enable lawyers to join the global fight against poverty and to ensure that legal support is available for those engaged in that fight.

Work primarily as facilitators, matching international legal expertise with local need in more than 100 jurisdictions.

Website:

http://www.a4id.org/

 

 

Cass Centre for Charity Effectiveness (Cass CCE)

Who is it for?

Charities and non-profit organisations seeking education, training and consulting to enable maximum value to be delivered for their beneficiaries.

What they do?

They offer a Charity masters (MSc) degree programme, deliver professional development courses for charity leaders, consult on strategic planning, governance and leadership and provide free online publications and toolkits.

Website:

www.cass.city.ac.uk/cce