Join a Bond group to maximise your expertise and connect with other professionals in the international development sector.

Our over 40 member-led working groups bring together 3,000 people to take joint action and share learning on policy and practice.

Each community of practice has an online forum for Bond members to discuss challenges and share resources. Groups meet in person or online. We have two kinds of groups:

  • Our policy groups formulate collective policy responses on key issues and influence decision-makers at national and global levels.
  • Our learning groups are open spaces for discussing best practice, networking and sharing ideas.

Groups cover a diversity of areas, including funding, project management, aid policy, lobbying, fundraising, communications, transparency, conflict and disasters.

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

Develop and share good practice in knowledge management

Get political intelligence and insight on lobbying and campaigning related to UK aid issues

Share learning and experience to help improve the practice of MEL

Combat the challenging operating environment for charities and NGOs in the UK

Drive the effectiveness of partnerships across the sector through shared learning and applying innovative models

Provide sector leadership on ethical approaches to gathering and using images

Influence policy and practice to promote inclusive and pro-poor approaches to private sector and economic development

Discuss issues, challenges and best practice related to project management in the international development sector

Discuss and share issues, challenges and best practice related to public fundraising

Explore ways of building long-term public support for development using a new narrative approach

Learn to drive enhanced resilience to natural and man-made disasters

An online space for members to share ideas, resources and good practice around safeguarding issues

Discuss the impact of sanctions and counter-terrorism regulations and engage with stakeholders to improve the regulatory framework

Get support and develop links with small NGOs to improve your knowledge and practice

Discuss issues related to the role of sport in international development

Influence the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals across the UK and internationally

Understand the impact that new technologies can have on people's lives and international development work

Understand and discuss the value of transparency for the international development sector

Exchange knowledge, enhance analysis and coordinate advocacy on water, sanitation and hygiene issues

Understand and debate the conceptualisation and application of Value for Money at programme and organisational levels

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