2. We celebrated our members’ life-changing work and inspiring people online.
As the pandemic broke out, we held the 2020 Bond International Development Awards online, showcasing 74 organisations, programmes and people.
Our new Small NGO Impact category shone a much-needed light on 13 small organisations that are making a big impact with limited resources.
Our online awards attracted 21,888 views and 194,708 Twitter impressions for #BondAwards.
4. We empowered 1,790 people from 409 organisations to develop their skills through our practical training.
We ran 118 courses in-person and online, including a new course on powerful storytelling and ethical content gathering.
Three months after training, 89% of participants said they successfully applied what they learnt to their work and 85% shared learning with colleagues.
6. We led the UK development sector to advocate for the Sustainable Development Goals.
We successfully influenced the UK’s Voluntary National Review (VNR) through our comprehensive report on the UK’s international contribution to the SDGs. 49 members and 14 networks fed into our analysis and recommendations for UK government across all goals.
The report’s findings were taken up by the International Development Committee and shared at the UN High-Level Political Forum.
8. We supported NGOs to diversify their income and access funding beyond government grants.
We continued working with DFID on a new system for NGOs to recover their overhead rates on grants, enhancing their financial sustainability.
Our third annual Funding for Development Conference brought together 155 NGOs, government, donors and civil society leaders.
Our funding opportunities directory attracted 322,982 views, a 22% increase from the previous year.
10. We responded swiftly to the Covid-19 outbreak and adapted our services to support our members.
While we had to cancel our conference this year, we moved quickly to online webinars to support our members through the initial stages of the coronavirus response.
We provided advice and insight across a range of areas where members needed support, from understanding the government’s funding support to issues of organisational strategy and adaptation.
We regularly engaged with UK government to help shape the UK's response to Covid-19 globally.