Civil Society Tools for NPO’s, NGO’s, CSO’s, NPC’s, Social Enterprises and everyone working within the Social Development Sector in Africa.

Engage (in partnership with Capacitate) has four pioneering civil society organisational tools, to provide a foundation on which to build sustainability capacity within Civil Society Organisations, these tools can be used by NPO’s, NGO’s, CSO’s, NPC’s, Social Enterprises and everyone working within the Social Development Sector of Africa.

Jason Bygate is the principle author of these tools.

Jason is a development specialist and social entrepreneur with over 15 years’ experience in the development and sector. He has a diversity of knowledge including monitoring and evaluation, ICT for development, programme design and social enterprise. Jason Bygate has sat on the board of Directors for HIVSA since 2016 and he is a member of SAMEA. Jason Bygate was Interviewed by Paul Prearie abou the Sustainbaility Tools, to listen to the Interview head over HERE.

Engage Sustainability Handbook

Engage (in partnership with Capacitate) launched a sustainability self-learning handbook for CSO’s in Southern Africa aimed at “Building Organisational Sustainability” in 2016.

  • Enables organisations to take themselves through a process of learning about various domains of organisational sustainability
  • Responds directly to the capacity development recommendations of the online self-assessment tool
  • Informed by realities on the ground and takes into account the South African context
  • Includes tools, exercises and reference to additional resources
  • Informed by the realities on the ground and takes into account the South African context

*If you would like a digital copy of the Sustainability  Handbook, please contact us HERE.

Engage Sustainability Online Tool

Engage (in partnership with Capacitate) launched a dynamic digital sustainability self-assessment tool in 2016.

  • Assesses capacity for sustainability across a range of specific organisational and contextual factors
  • Enables organisations to take themselves through an online sustainability self-assessment process
  • 4 point rating scale
  • Informs the development of capacity development plans
  • Offers references to the handbook
  • Final report presented graphically as a dashboard
  • Outcomes are presented online, and are printable
  • Real-time updates and reports

*This tool is currently undergoing a makeover

The online sustainability self-assessment tool and self-learning capacity development handbook have been designed to be used optimally in conjunction with one another.

Engage Monitoring and Evaluation Handbook

Engage launched a Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) self-learning handbook for CSO’s in Southern Africa in 2017.

  • Informed by realities on the ground and takes into account the South African context
  • Includes tools, exercises and reference to additional resources
  • Informed by the realities on the ground and takes into account the South African context

*If you would like a digital copy of the Monitoring and Evaluation  Handbook, please contact us HERE.

Engage Sustainability Online Tool

Engage launched a dynamic digital Monitoring and Evaluation self-assessment tool in 2017.

  • Enables organisations to take themselves through an online monitoring and evaluation self-assessment process
  • Offers references to the handbook
  • Final report presented graphically as a dashboard
  • Outcomes are presented online, and are printable
  • Real-time updates and reports

*This tool is currently undergoing a makeover

The online Monitoring and Evaluation self-assessment tool and self-learning Monitoring and Evaluation handbook have been designed to be used optimally in conjunction with one another.