Blog Posts by Brenda Lipson

Working with WhatsApp

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10th Oct 2018

Several members of the FW collective will often be collaborating on a consultancy, and this means developing effective at-distance working methods. We’ve discovered the huge benefits that using WhatsApp can bring for real-time collaboration. When do we use it? Two

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Welcome to Alison

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21st Jun 2018

We are very excited about the expansion of the Framework collective with Alison Carney joining us in May as a full member. Alison’s work as a consultant has focused on building the capacities of International Development organisations, specifically NGOs and

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A self-reflexive practitioner?

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13th Oct 2015

A number of years back I developed a visual model to express what I understood to be a ‘systemic’ understanding of partner capacity building, from the perspective of any organisation engaged in developing programmes of such work. The model attempts

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The ‘big picture’

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10th Oct 2015

Over the past year or so in Framework, we have been spending time to develop ourselves as a collective of independent consultants. We’ve produced a vision for Framework in the world (our internal vision); confirmed our ‘portfolio’ of services; identified

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Update from Brenda

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21st Jan 2013

It is a new year, and I am full of good intentions.  One of them is to try to communicate more about what I am working on – so here goes. The last quarter of 2012 was taken up in

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Invitation to join Framework

Thursday 2 September 2021

Our collective of independent consultants is currently open to new members! What is Framework? Framework is a collective of independent consultants working almost exclusively with civil society organisations. Framework exists to foster the professional development of members.  (The relationships we

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