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Bond has over 40 working groups with more than 3,000 members, each focusing on key thematic areas in the development and humanitarian sector. 

Join these communities of practice to discuss challenges, share resources and network with other professionals. Groups meet online at present. Some groups also undertake advocacy and influence policy-making.

Our new communities platform is coming

We’re working on a new and improved communities platform, which will replace the current online groups space in October 2021. After gathering your feedback, we’re developing a members' platform with a range of new benefits:

  • You’ll be able to follow posts and get notified about any updates
  • A choice of instant, daily or weekly email notifications
  • A chat function where you can chat to multiple users
  • Smarter categories for posts and a documents library
  • Easy setup of group events with Zoom details and calendar invites that integrate with your email
  • A better search function across the whole communities platform

View and join groups

Log in to access all groups. Your organisation must be a Bond member to join our groups.

Learn and become involved in issues around the aid effectiveness agenda in the UK and globally.

Discuss and collaborate on advocacy, awareness-raising and capacity building to overcome barriers of caste in development

Provide coordination for the development of sector commitments to transform the sector to one that places communities at the centre of their development

Help put children and their rights on the forefront of the UK’s international development and foreign policy and practice

Coordinate and facilitate advocacy and share practical learning on civic space and related issues

Network and undertake joint advocacy to promote fair and equitable access to DFID's commercial contracts

Discuss and share issues, challenges and best practice related to communications in the international development sector

Analyse, debate and share experiences of UK policy on conflict and security

A closed group for consortia leads funded through DFID's Aid Connect programme

Influence government and other stakeholders to ensure disabled people are considered in all international development policies

Share information, policy analysis and experiences on EU funding and policy issues

Share lessons, debate and critically engage with systems for listening and responding to feedback from community members

Share experiences of donor relationships and undertake joint advocacy with UK funders

Share information, gather feedback and coordinate joint action on G7 2021.

Share learning on implementing and assessing programmatic work on gender equality, and girls' and womens' rights and empowerment

A space for Bond group chairs to discuss and share plans, problems and ideas

Join staff with HR functions to discuss issues, exchange experiences and provide peer support

Ensure aid reaches civilians in need of life-saving assistance during responses to natural disasters and conflict

Discuss and develop solutions for common IATI challenges

Share learning and discuss challenges and best practice related to impact investing in the international development sector

Develop and share good practice in knowledge management

The purpose of the Leave No One Behind (LNOB) sub-group is to facilitate UK NGO advocacy and policy learning on the UK Government’s and the UN’s Sustainable Development Goal commitment to ‘Leave No One Behind’.

A closed group for members of the coordination committee for the locally-led development communities

A sub-group of the Bond Disabiltiy and Development group for organisations working on Mental Health or interested in engaging in this area.

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