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DIY TOOLBOX

for capacity building

This is a Do It Yourself Toolkit for capacity building. It aims to support civil society actors, initiatives and civil society organizations develop their working structures to act, collaborate and create impact in times of complexity and uncertainty.

The Toolbox gives you as a team of an organization, initiative, or as an informal group the possibility to explore and work on a real capacity building need of your organization or group.

There are a million different challenges organizations may face. This Toolbox focuses on eight selected themes, which deal with some of the most frequent challenges of civil society organizations in Turkey. In order to prioritize which theme(s) to work on, your team can use the Toolbox to find your specific capacity building need.

There are different ways to work with this Toolbox. Use what you need! You can implement a tailor-made workshop to address and solve your capacity building need. These workshops are called “Paths”. Each Path outlines a recommended sequence of activities, discussions, and exercises to guide you through a fruitful development process, all of which can be adjusted to your team’s specific needs. Most Paths assume that you will invest a day to work on a theme. You can also create your own Path from the Toolbox Library or try out individual methods one at a time.

TOOLBOX PRINCIPLES
Do it as a team: Everybody has knowledge, and can contribute.
Do it yourself: You can host your own capacity building workshop. Invest time not money and feel free to adapt Paths and methods to do it your way.
Keep it pragmatic: Use what you need – online or offline any time and any place you want.

WHAT DO YOU NEED TO KNOW A SHORT PREVIEW

Facilitator

You will need a facilitator to prepare and host the workshop.

Roles

You will need to assign roles in your team.

Time

Each Path is designed as a 1 or 2-day workshop and consists of different sessions.

Overview

A Path Canvas helps you to keep track of your workshop results.

Material

Depending on the method, you will need specific moderation material.

Tools

The Toolbox contains different tools.

Themes

The Toolbox addresses eight specific themes.

DIY Toolbox

You can print your tools and create your own Toolbox or work with it digitally.

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