United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime
This database allows the user to search by country and topic area.
Egypt’s National Council for Childhood and Motherhood
This website provides a list of various projects in Egypt.
Capacity building is increasing the ability of a nonprofit organization to fulfill its mission and sustain itself over time.
Capacity assessment tool
The Community Tool Box is “a global resource for free information on essential skills for building healthy communities. It offers more than 7,000 pages of practical guidance in creating change and improvement (from the website.) Currently being translated into Arabic.
Capacity. Org. A free library of online resources for organizational development . Pages can be translated into Arabic.
Resources on gender and development
Resource for development publications in Arabic
E-Magazines for Nonprofits
Stanford Social Innovation Review
The Chronicle of Philanthropy
The Foundation Center
CEC Community Empowerment Collective
CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation
Funds for NGOs including specific opportunities for Egypt
Michigan State University
The United States Conference of Mayors HIV/AIDS Program
The Foundation Center’s Guide to Proposal Writing
Grantwriting resources in Arabic
Needs Assessment and Program Evaluation
Needs assessments is the means by which an evaluator determines whether there is a need for a program and what program services are most appropriate to that need (Rossi, Lipsey & Freeman, 2004).
Appreciative inquiry is a process that inquires into, identifies and further develops the best of what is in organizations in order to create a better future (Coghlan, Preskill & Catsambas, 2003).
Evaluation and Monitoring
My M & E: A great source for monitoring and evaluation training. Includes videos, archieved webinars, and written materials. Sponsored by the UN.
Getting to Outcomes, a step-by-step guide to conducting a program evaluation. http://www.rand.org/pubs/technical_reports/TR101.html
Some Tools, Methods, and Approaches in Arabic
These resources provide guidance on conducting evaluations which take into account human rights and equitable development.
Available in Arabic
Participatory Action Research (PAR)
Participatory action research is a collaborative approach where social researchers work together with members of organizations or communities in studying and transforming those organizations and communities (Greenwood, Whyte & Harkavy, 1993).
Participatory Action Research Guide in Arabic
Photovoice is a participatory evaluation and assessment techniques which uses photography.
This approach to assessment looks at who is doing well in a community and how they differ from those who are having difficulties. An intervention is then created, modeled on the “deviant” behaviors which produce success.
Positive Deviance Manual in Arabic
Writing Evaluation Reports
This is a nice summary of how to write a clear, simple, evaluation report.
Chronic Disease Prevention
Social media can be a useful tool for reaching volunteers, donors, participants, and news media.
This booklet contains information on how to successfully utilize social media.
Social Media Guide in Arabic
Interested in formal training in prevention and evaluation?
AUC offers courses and even a masters program that equips you to build programs that last!
Community Psyc program at AUC: http://www.aucegypt.edu/huss/sape/gradprog/Pages/MAinCommunityPsychology.aspx
The Arab Women Professionals fellowship program: http://www.aucegypt.edu/admissions/grad/finsup/pages/thearabwomen.aspx