Monday, 29 March 2010

Are you part of a community organisation seeking funding?

The AIDSPortal initiative is currently developing a free and open database of funding opportunities that are relevant to community based organisations working in the area of HIV and TB. We have developed an extensive list of current funding opportunities, which is initially available at www.myaidsnexus.org/web/grants. We plan to develop this service further with our partners to create a shared database of funding opportunities that are also featured on their websites.

In the future we will explore other ways to expand the service, possibly including building comprehensive donor profiles with analysis based on previous funds they have advertised/allocated. We are aiming to provide a central source of information to support community-based organisations in their search for suitable funding. If you are part of a community based organisation please take a look now. If you think this would be of use to your partner organisations please pass this information on! Watch this space to see how the shared funding database develops.

View the AIDSPortal funding database

Monday, 8 March 2010

What do you think of the AIDSPortal Initiative?

The AIDSPortal Initiative is currently undergoing an external evaluation of the outcomes and effectiveness of AIDSPortal activities from April 1, 2008 to March 1, 2010. We would like to invite you to participate by completing online questionnaires and/or have telephone interviews. We want this evaluation to be a constructive force for our future work and to enable us to better meet the needs of our partner organisations and service users. Therefore your meaningful participation is very important and would be much appreciated!

The evaluation seeks to answer the following key questions:

1. How effective has the AIDSPortal initiative been in its three key strategies of partner capacity building, maintaining a knowledge sharing and networking hub, and providing leadership in the area of ICT and information management?
2. What changes, either concrete or anecdotal, can be attributed towards the initiative in terms of improving knowledge sharing amongst partners and increased use of ICT?
3. How has the initiative contributed towards influencing policy, either directly or indirectly, through partners at the global, national and regional levels?
4. How sustainable is this model and the support to partners, and what key considerations or changes need to take place to increase sustainability?
5. How can the AIDSPortal initiative be replicated and scaled up?

If you would like to take part in this evaluation watch this space for further info! Please feel free to send your comments about AIDSPortal to Freer Spreckley at f.spreckley@locallivelihoods.com.