Civil Society Incubator Resources

The Basic Guidebook for Emerging Collectives, Cooperatives and NGOs in Lebanon (En-Ar)

Monday, 12 June 2023 - 4:50pm

This resource published within Lebanon Support's Humanitarian Knowledge Base, in partnership with the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), aims to provide the tools and know-how to establish an organisation or collective and operate in Lebanon. It provides the basics relevant to establishing and running an NGO or unregistered group in Lebanon.

The Guidebook, designed by Nayla Yehia, presents the information in both English and Arabic so that it has a wider reach.

A Practical Guide for Civil Society Organisations in Lebanon on Research Methods

Friday, 6 August 2021 - 1:21pm

Evidence-based research forms the backbone of any serious attempt to produce knowledge about society or understand social, cultural, and political phenomena, behaviors,and attitudes, in order to devise the adequate responses and interventions (whether in programming or policy making). Hence, this module provides civil society organisations, actors, practitioners in Lebanon with basic concepts in research design and practical guidelines to optimise the use of research method tools in their work.

A Practical Guide for Civil Society Organisations on Financial Management

Friday, 6 August 2021 - 1:16pm

Understanding your Civil Society Organisation’s finances is essential to guarantee proper decision-making in your organisation’s activities and to ensure that your financial operations and processes are in line with the financial and accounting guidelines and principles. It can also ultimately support the sustainability of your organisation as a whole.

This Financial Management Guide is a basic tool to assist accountants and financial managers with making well-in- formed decisions regarding CSO management.

A Practical Guide for Civil Society Organisations in Lebanon for ICT For Development

Thursday, 5 August 2021 - 3:17pm

Information and Communication Technology is necessary to help organisations, as well as grassroots collectives to better communicate, plan, organise, implement, monitor, and develop programmes and initiatives.

This guidebook strives to fulfill the preliminary needs of different small to medium CSOs in better using technology in their daily tasks. It targets team members fulfilling different roles in an organisation, and assumes the team has basic digital literacy.

This guidebook covers the use of MS Office, working on the Google Suite, Monitoring & Evaluation using Google...

A Practical Guide for Civil Society Organisations in Lebanon towards Proposal Writing

Thursday, 5 August 2021 - 12:18pm

This guide provides you with the tools needed to facilitate the proposal writing process and securing funds, by explaining the criteria upon which most donors base their decisions to provide funding, while taking into account the subtle differences between one donor and another. In the first section, we focus on defining the concept of funding grants, in addition to how to identify our funding needs, how to select funding partners for a said project, and how to target partners and persuade them of the proposed idea. In the second section, we present the phases needed to formulate a...

A Practical Guide for Civil Society Organisations in Lebanon on Organisational Management

Thursday, 5 August 2021 - 12:09pm

This guidebook aims to build the capacities of civil society organisations’ members, prepare them for using organisational management tools, and introduce them to good governance mechanisms.

A Practical guide for Civil Society Organisations in Lebanon on Communication & Visibility

Thursday, 5 August 2021 - 11:52am

NGOs now have a growing need for Information and Communication specialists, whose task usually consists of supporting the organisation by shedding light on its activities, organising its media campaigns and communicating with external parties, which would yield bene ts to the organisation’s projects in the eld of development, charity or change.

A Practical Guide for Civil Society Organisations in Lebanon towards Gender Mainstreaming

Tuesday, 27 November 2018 - 4:16pm

This Gender Manual is a practical guide for civil society organisations in Lebanon that wish to enhance gender equity in their practices and policies. Far from being exhaustive, this manual contains practical guidelines that can help to both gain a better understanding of gender-sensitive topics, as well as to integrate and implement them in internal processes, action plans, and organisational structures and policies. It is informed by the findings of a series of meetings and consultations with various stakeholders engaged in gender issues. It is worth noting, however, that the guidelines...