At the center of ALLMEP’s strategy for scaling the peacebuilding field is ScaleHub: a program that unites, supports, and scales peacebuilding NGOs to ready them for the grants that our advocacy efforts have secured and beyond. ScaleHub’s main strategy is to raise the capacity of the peacebuilding field in Israel and Palestine, allowing successive cohorts of NGOs to improve their effectiveness and cooperation, and to secure the resources necessary to achieve wider impact.
In 2021, ALLMEP conducted a fieldwide needs assessment with our membership. A series of surveys, focus groups, and one-on-one interviews revealed the most sought after needs among our membership. Among them, digital media training, grantwriting, and monitoring and evaluation were at the top of the list. Based on this assessment, ALLMEP has launched a series of trainings and workshops designed to enhance our members’ capacities in the identified priority areas.
A yearly series of briefings on the newest MEPPA call for proposals, including an overview of USAID’s expectations, tricks from prior experience, and chances to begin brainstorming potential partnerships. Read more about it here.
In 2021, ALLMEP hosted a series of digital media training sessions for its members focused on video production, social media strategy, content creation, digital advertising, and earned media. These were an immense success, with an average of 30+ participants in each training session who learned new strategies and techniques related to improving their effectiveness online. These participants form the foundation of a network of communications and marketing professionals working in peacebuilding in Israel and Palestine, and demonstrate an incredible opportunity for increasing the visibility of peacebuilding work in the region. In partnership with Lightful Learning, ALLMEP will be instituting continued media trainings throughout 2023 for its membership.
Our resource development modules comprise of two trainings: grant applications / fundraising and human resource management for NGOs. Both funding and staff are vital resources for any organization. Workshops focus on grant writing, donor mapping, prospecting and stewardship, and applying for large grants like MEPPA. Our cohorts are equipped with tools to manage resources efficiently and effectively, scaling their impact and supporting their strategic planning capabilities. Hence, fundraising trainings draw connections to the PME trainings on the strategic planning module.
Acknowledging the diversity of the membership and unique challenges to its various subsets of members, ALLMEP is supporting its Palestinian members in defining their own identity within the peacebuilding space and creating advocacy tools to communicate their own identity, while regaining agency and legitimacy. Part of the process is to define terminology reflective of the challenges the Palestinian peacebuilding community faces.