Creativity techniques

A huge collection of creativity techniques to help with creative thinking.

Organizational Capacity Assessment Tool

"The Marguerite Casey Foundation Organizational Capacity Assessment Tool is a self-assessment instrument that helps nonprofits identify capacity strengths and challenges and establish capacity building goals. It is primarily a diagnostic and learning tool. Results from the Assessment can also help grantmakers deepen their understanding of the current capacity of their grantees as well as track their growth in capacity over time."

IPAD Community-mapping Toolbox

This online resource provides an overview of the tools available to organisations who want to implement participatory or community mapping programmes, and provides clarification on many of the terms and technologies used in the field. One significant distinction made is between participatory geographic information systems (PGIS) and public participation geographic information systems (PPGIS).

Appreciative Inquiry

Appreciative inquiry (AI) is a major breakthrough in organization development, training and development and in "problem solving," in general. AI is based on the assertion that "problems" are often the result of our own perspectives and perceptions of phenomena.


Authors: C. Lusthaus, M-H. Adrien, G. Anderson, F. Carden
Publication Date: 1999

This guidebook presents an innovative and thoroughly tested model for organizational self-assessment. The tools and tips in Enhancing Organizational Performance go beyond measuring the impact of programs, products, and services. They integrate techniques of formative assessment,

Institutional Assessment, A Framework for Strengthening Organizational Capacity for IDRC's Research Partners

Authors: Lusthaus, Anderson and Murphy 
Publication Date: 2005

This book is intended to assist both external and internal efforts to strengthen organizations and to provide a framework for documenting the effects of such efforts. It is a working document for assessing institutional capacity - ready to be tested in a variety of situations and readily adaptable in light of such testing.

Livelihoods Connect

The Sustainable Livelihoods Toolbox contains draft presentations and draft project documentation, as well as familiarisation and follow-up materials on DFID training courses on the sustainable livelihoods approach.

Social Analysis Sourcebook

This sourcebook on Social Analysis presents a conceptual framework for social analysis and describes how task teams can incorporate its principles into project design, implementation, and monitoring and evaluation.