Category Archives: Resources

Making Training More Engaging – Top Ten Tips

Making Training More EngagingHere at Aid Works, we spend a lot of time helping organisations to improve their training sessions. Training is an essential part of aid organisations’ work, whether it be for staff (both local and international), government workers or local communities. PowerPoint is the ‘go to’ choice for most trainers, but it’s hard to create really effective presentations – we’ve all experienced boring and confusing training sessions with jumbled slides containing too much information! Better learning leads to better project implementation and training is about so much more than just giving people information. Here are our Top Ten Tips for improving how you train others.  Continue reading

How do you write a persuasive funding proposal?

Same Short from Short Persuasion

We’re really excited to bring you this guest post from Samm Short, a professional writer and the Director of Short Persuasion, an enterprise that aims to bring greater stability to charities through persuasive writing and project development.   In this excerpt from the book Short Tips – Persuasive Writing for Charities (due for release later this year), Samm gives us some pointers on how to write exceptional funding proposals.  Continue reading

Chasing Misery Anthology Published on International Women’s Day

Chasing Misery Book Cover

Rwandans gather at the Songore Transit Camp in Ngozi Province, Burundi. © Jenn Warren, www.jennwarren.net

Aid Works is excited to announce the publication of Chasing Misery, an anthology of essays by women working in humanitarian responses. Mia was part of the editorial team for the anthology, and contributed an essay, Built To Carry Thirteen.   Continue reading