The fundamentals of financial management: The Guide to FMD Pro

The fundamentals of financial management: The Guide to FMD Pro

PM4NGOs
Our partner LINGOs developed the Guide to FMD Pro (Financial Management for Development and Humanitarian Professionals), a downloadable manual containing the full body of knowledge on which all of the FMD Pro materials are based. It focuses on the fundamentals of financial management and provides tools and guidance for all team members to manage their project finances effectively. FMD Pro starts with an overview of the key concepts financial management – an essential leadership skill for a competent project manager and an approach that should be embedded within the processes and understanding of all project teams. Five easy-to-read sections underpin the overall approach. These are: Accounting essentials Financial Planning Financial reporting and monitoring Safeguarding assets Tackling incidences of fraud and bribery FMD Pro concludes with a Summary that provides a…
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Curation, Complexity, Collaboration and other Curious Learning and Capacity Building Trends

Curation, Complexity, Collaboration and other Curious Learning and Capacity Building Trends

Development Sector
Post by LINGOs In July, LINGOs opened the Global Learning Forum at the InsideNGO 2017 conference by discussing the trends affecting learning at international NGOs (INGOs). While many of the 120 participants in the session had specific responsibilities for learning or capacity building in their organizations, it was also exciting to see a diverse group of HR, finance, and compliance professionals engaged in the discussion. They looked at four trends areas: The use of digital tools for learning in the workplace; The methods and priorities for leadership development; Learning design methods and the changing perception of the profession; The evolution of the learning and development function. LINGOs used several activities to capture participants’ views. It was exciting to quickly see how people reacted to various discussion topics. Here is a…
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InsideNGO, LINGOs, and Mango Announce Merger

InsideNGO, LINGOs, and Mango Announce Merger

Development Sector
WASHINGTON – Three organizations serving the international development community have announced that they are joining forces: InsideNGO, the Washington, DC-based member association of international non-governmental organizations; LINGOs, the virtual not-for-profit capacity building organization specializing in eLearning; and Mango, the UK-registered charity and social enterprise that specializes in financial management. The new organization will be known as Humentum. (more…)
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Guide to the FMD Pro

Guide to the FMD Pro

Tools
What is it? The Guide to the FMD Pro (Financial Management for Development and Humanitarian Professionals) is a downloadable manual containing the full body of knowledge on which all of the FMD Pro materials are based. It focuses on the fundamentals of financial management and provides tools and guidance for all team members to manage their project finances effectively. FMD Pro starts with an overview of the key concepts financial management – an essential leadership skill for a competent project manager and an approach that should be embedded within the processes and understanding of all project teams. Five easy-to-read sections underpin the overall approach. These are: (more…)
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Designing eLearning Courses with Localization in Mind

Designing eLearning Courses with Localization in Mind

PM4NGOs, Tools
A guest post by Ingenuiti, a LINGOs partner. Do you design or create training content or eLearning courses for an organization that operates globally? If you think your content will reach a global audience, you should consider integrating localization as part of your development process. Training has its greatest impact when it is provided in the learner’s native language. If you are a writer or instructional designer and have never considered localization in the planning and creation phase of content development, while it might seem daunting at first, this once dreaded task can be simplified with proper preparation and strategy. To learn more about best practices and processes for developing English content with localization in mind, we’ve organized below four areas of focus. These tips can help create a greater…
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Call for Session Proposals

Call for Session Proposals

Training
InsideNGO’s Annual Conference is one of the largest gatherings of international development professionals in the U.S. Each year, more than 1,200 attendees benefit from the insights, experience, and perspectives of their peers and sector experts. This year’s conference, Framing the Future of NGO Excellence, takes place July 19-21 in Washington, DC. Presenting at the InsideNGO Annual Conference is a great way to promote the good work that you have been doing and raise your own professional profile. We’re looking for session ideas that will highlight NGO success—innovation, best practices, proven tools or approaches, lessons learned. SUBMIT YOUR SESSION APPLICATION Session proposals will be accepted in the following categories: Finance Regulatory and Funder Compliance (Grants & Contracts) Operational & Organizational Effectiveness People & Culture (Human Resources) Professional Development Learning Information Communications…
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