What we're about

The South West International Development Network (SWIDN) supports, informs and connects professionals, academics, students and civil society engaged in the global development sector in the South West.

Anyone with an interest in international development is welcome to come to our meetup.com group and connect with other members. It's a great way to meet like-minded people and find out about opportunities and other events in the sector.

If you or your organisation would like to support SWIDN, please visit our website (http://www.swidn.org.uk/) and become a paid member for as little as £20 per year.

Upcoming events (2)

Fundraising Working Group

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The Fundraising Working Group is a new collaborative partnership between SWIDN and the Foundation for Social Improvement (the FSI) and the Small International Development Charities Network (SIDCN). The format will continue as a lunchtime hour for shared learning and networking meeting every quarter. However, this will now be open access and free to attend for all small INGOs with an income of less than £500K and targeted towards those based in the UK.

This quarter's Working Group will consider email comms to supporters and digital fundraising. We will use breakout rooms to structure shared learning and networking opportunities, and there will be an opportunity at the end to put forward topics you'd like to cover at the next session.

Do share this opportunity with your networks - we want to build a strong group that can share fundraising knowledge and skills, as well as collaborate and support each other.

Please RSVP to this event if you'd like to attend and we will share the registration link with you. After registering at the Zoom link, you will receive information on how to join the call.

Good Development(?) Working Group

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This session of the Good Development Working Group will be talking about racism, as well as considering a name change for ourselves.

The UK Parliament's International Development Committee published a report on Racism in the aid sector in June 2022. We'll look at the highlights of the report, using key findings to structure our discussions and learning.

As always, this Working Group is a brave space for shared learning and reflection.

You can find the IDC's report here.

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Safeguarding Working Group (Staff, Associates and Volunteers)

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