Upcoming events

Introduction to strategic communications for NGOs

When:
Wednesday, October 5, 2022 - 3:00pm to Friday, October 7, 2022 - 4:30pm
Where:
Online event.

Why is it important to work on our communications?

We will learn why in this 2-session workshop, provided by The Key Communications, focusing on:

  • Identity elements: vision, mission, social change theory.
  • Approaches to Strategic Communications
  • Strategic Communication: Institutional communication, project communication, social and behavioral change communication, fundraising communication.
  • Creation of narratives and messages.
  • Determination of key actors and stakeholders (stakeholder map).
  • Analysis and adaptation of messages.
  • Generation of strategies and tactics.

Register here now!

 

Communication for Social Innovation for NGOs

When:
Tuesday, November 8, 2022 - 3:00pm to Thursday, November 10, 2022 - 4:30pm
Where:
Online event.

We return with The Key Communications in November to learn how to address social problems through the participation of key individuals, groups and organizations in dynamic dialogues that generate new solutions or alternatives for action, using the tools of appreciative inquiry and design thinking (Design Thinking).

Register here now

 

SEXUAL DISSIDENCE

When:
Thursday, November 10, 2022 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm
Where:
Online event.

In this workshop CREAR Escuintla will talk about pillars such as sex, gender, gender expression and sexual orientation, as well as the meanings of each letter of the LGBTIQ+ population and how we work with sexual dissident populations.

Register here now!

Communication tools for fundraising for NGOs

When:
Tuesday, November 22, 2022 - 3:00pm to Thursday, November 24, 2022 - 4:30pm
Where:
Online event.

A workshop especially for those who have already participated in The Key Communications introductory workshop, or for those organizations that already have strategies or campaigns in place for fundraising through donations, we will be reviewing in detail two specific tools:

  1. Value Proposition Design: For creating strategies and messages that impact key stakeholders.
  2. Donor Journey Analysis: To identify opportunities for improvement and actions needed to strengthen the relationship with stakeholders.

Register here now

Past events

3rd Networking Event

When:
Thursday, September 29, 2022 - 9:00am to Friday, September 30, 2022 - 5:00pm

El Directorio Guatemala's Networking events are two days full of opportunities for organizations to form new connections and strengthen existing ones, and find professional development opportunities for the sector, through presentations, workshops, and spaces dedicated to connecting and being part of the transformation of the sector to one where we all work better together.

When: Thursday 29 and Friday 30 September 2022
Where: 'El Cubo' Co-working space, Carretera 14, San Lorenzo del Cubo
Cost: Q400* per person (2 days of sessions, lunches and coffee)
*Please contact us for information on our scholarship options.

Our past events are always sold out, so don't miss out!

Register here now!

Empowerment: beyond simple delegation

When:
Wednesday, September 21, 2022 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Where:
Online event.

In this presentation ALTAG teaches us the importance of empowerment within an organization, focusing on the topics of:

  • Understanding the essence of EMPOWERMENT.
  • Differences between delegation and EMPOWERMENT.
  • Building a culture of EMPOWERMENT.
  • Trust, feedback, commitment and accountability as the foundation of EMPOWERMENT.

Forming a Community Council

When:
Thursday, September 8, 2022 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm
Where:
Online event.

In 2021, WINGS initiated a Community Council so that the communities they serve have meaningful participation in the design and evaluation of their programs.

In this webinar Eleanor Unsworth, Executive Director, Ana Lucia Gonzalez, Community Programs Coordinator, and a member of their Community Council share their experience: why they started the Community Council, what the institutional experience has been like to date, and lessons learned. In addition, a member of the Council will share his experience as a participant.

Register here!

Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE)

When:
Thursday, August 11, 2022 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm
Where:
Online event.

In this webinar, Guatemala Youth Initiative's Sexuality Education team will discuss how Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) can be a catalyst for positive change in the lives of young people, and how to integrate these issues into educational programs at all levels.

NETWORKING: After the presentation there will be space to connect and share among participants.

 

Female farmers

When:
Wednesday, July 27, 2022 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Where:
Online event

Douglas Rivera Senior Agricultural Coordinator of Friendship Bridge shares his knowledge of innovation through the use of technology to minimize risks for women farmers to minimize risks for women farmers. Focusing on:

  • Low cost technologies
  • Good agricultural practices
  • Tool to identify pests and diseases in crops

Introduction to communication strategy for NGO fundraising

When:
Wednesday, July 20, 2022 - 3:00pm to Friday, July 22, 2022 - 4:30pm
Where:
Online event.

This month we collaborated again with Markel Mendez from The Key Communications this time to talk specifically about communication strategy for NGO fundraising.

Across 2 meetings we will focus on the key elements of communication for fundraising for NGOs:

  1. Coherence: Alignment of institutional identity and communications.
  2. Strategic design: Who is the donor? + The donor journey and the value proposition.
  3. Strategies for RRFF: Introduction to the process of creating a RRFF campaign.

Join us for this workshop on July 20 and 22, 2022, 3pm to 4:30pm.

Inclusive Community Development Processes

When:
Thursday, July 7, 2022 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm
Where:
Online event

In this workshop Planting Seeds will provide the opportunity to discuss practices for Inclusive Community Development Processes. We delve into what it looks like to really engage the voice and leadership of the community in every element of the work. We will discuss inclusive hiring practices, community engagement in strategic planning, and how to collaborate and develop a network of organizations without taking power away from the community. This will be a participatory workshop where we will learn from each other and collectively form some best practices.

An up-to-date woman: Technological tools and facilities for the training of women in the 'new normal'

When:
Wednesday, June 29, 2022 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm
Where:
Online event.

In this 2nd session of workshops focused on women's empowerment, Friendship Bridge talks to us about technological tools and facilities for the training of women in the 'new normal' post COVID, with a focus on supporting female artisans develop relevant products and new techniques for the sale of their products.

"The pandemic came to show us the need to seek new markets and communication channels, making it is increasingly important for women to seek to update themselves with basic technological tools that allow them to publicize their products, expand, train and access new markets."

Leading a culture based on radical collaboration

When:
Friday, June 17, 2022 - 9:00am to Saturday, June 18, 2022 - 5:00pm
Where:
Casa Xara, Tecpán

In this face-to-face course SERES Association will lead us in a personal and professional development training aimed at leaders who are looking for
tools, framework to create authentic collaboration between work teams, which will allow greater openness to create strategic alliances that enhance the organizational purpose.

DATE: June 17 to 18, 2022

WHERE: Casa Xara, Tecpán

COST: Q925 includes food and lodging.

Maximum 10 to 15 people.

More information and registration here

Techniques for giving clear instructions

When:
Thursday, June 9, 2022 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm
Where:
Online event.

What is the importance of giving clear instructions?

In this webinar provided by MAIA, we will address a topic of importance on how to give clear instructions, not only in the educational field but contextualized to different spaces of intervention.

The objective is to know and identify the 5 critical elements to give clear instructions and recognize the benefits and importance of applying them, in order to achieve the success of the activities.

 

Importance of women's resilience in times of crisis

When:
Wednesday, May 25, 2022 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm
Where:
Online event

Women occupy an important space within their communities during times of crisis. Friendship Bridge shares experiences and practical tools on how to prepare and support women in the communities we work with to manage well in times of high pressure and crisis.

NETWORKING: After the presentation there will be space for networking and sharing among participants.

Register here now!

*This webinar is the 1st in a series of webinars focused on women's empowerment, provided by Puente de Amistad in collaboration with El Directorio Guatemala.

Improving my well-being: a series of workshops on MENTAL HEALTH

When:
Thursday, May 12, 2022 - 3:00pm to Tuesday, August 2, 2022 - 4:00pm
Where:
Online event

We know that mental health is extremely important to our personal and professional lives. But how can we promote healthier and safer work environments? In this series of workshops and virtual talks, mental health experts from Tu Consejería will guide us on how to delve deeper into ourselves to make better decisions, how to build resilience, and how to create our own emotional toolbox.

¡Register here now!

Phase 1 "Going deeper into yourself to make better decisions"

Workshop 1: How to take advantage of your personality traits in the work environment. Date: May 26, 3 to 4pm

Workshop 2: Exploring our frustrations. Date: June 8, 3 to 4pm

Phase 2 "Building resilience"

Workshop 3: How to deal with perfectionism and criticism. Date: June 21, 3 to 4pm

Workshop 4: Growing in spite of the past and pain. Date: July 5, 3 to 4pm

Phase 3 "Creating your own emotional toolbox"

Workshop 5: Being assertive reduces anxiety. Date: July 19, 3 to 4pm

Workshop 6: Discovering your inner guide. Date: August 2nd, 3 to 4pm

¡Register here now!

Improving my well-being: a series of workshops on MENTAL HEALTH

When:
Thursday, May 12, 2022 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm
Where:
Online event

We know that mental health is extremely important to our personal and professional lives. But how can we promote healthier and safer work environments? In this series of workshops and virtual talks, mental health experts from Tu Consejería will guide us on how to delve deeper into ourselves to make better decisions, how to build resilience, and how to create our own emotional toolbox.

In this 1st session, Tu Consejería will teach us key concepts and elements to better understand mental health, and we will learn what is to come in the following sessions of this series.

¡Register here now!

2022 Member Networking Event

When:
Thursday, March 31, 2022 - 9:00am to Friday, April 1, 2022 - 4:00am
Where:
'El Cubo' Coworking, San Lorenzo el cubo, Ciudad Vieja

This event for El Directorio Guatemala members will be held over 2 days and includes a variety of workshops and presentations from our member organizations.

  • Date: 31st March - 1st April 2022
  • Location: El Cubo Co-working, San Lorenzo el cubo, Ciudad Vieja (just outside of Antigua)
  • Cost: Q400* per person (*scholarships available) (2 full days of activities with lunch and coffee break. Transport to the venue is not included.)

Register here now!

If your organization is interested in providing a presentation at this event please complete this presentation proposal form.

If your organization is interested in sponsoring this event please contact us to discuss options for collaboration!

If you have any further questions, please contact us.

*Directorio membership is free for all organizations working in the community and social impact sectors - join here!

Introduction to strategic communications for NGOs: Part 1 & 2

When:
Wednesday, March 23, 2022 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm
Where:
Online Zoom event.

Why is it important to work on our communications as an NGO?

In this series we will learn why from Markel R. Méndez H., Director of Key Communications for Social Innovation, focusing on:

  • Elements of identity: vision, mission, theory of social change.
  • Strategic Communication Approaches: Institutional communication, project communication, communication for social and behavioral change, communication for fundraising.
  • Creation of narratives and messages.
  • Determination of key actors and of interest (Map of actors).
  • Analysis and adaptation of messages.
  • Generation of strategies and tactics.

Register here now!

Grants and joint grant writing

When:
Thursday, February 17, 2022 - 3:00am to 4:30am
Where:
Online event.

Do you want to learn how to improve your grant writing skills? Are you interested in joint grant writing? In this webinar, Maya Health | Wuqu' Kawoq Executive Director Anne Kraemer will share her experiences and learnings on the topic of grant writing and the processes involved in co-writing grants. A presentation full of practical advice and tips to help organizations in their award process and hopefully be more successful in future applications!

+ NETWORKING SPACE! An interactive session after the presentation to share experiences and connect with other organizations.

Conversation 2: #Shiftthepower direct philanthropy

When:
Thursday, February 10, 2022 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Where:
Online event.

What is Direct Philanthropy and the #shiftthepower movement that is taking place internationally?

In collaboration with Asociación SERES we provide a space throughout 3 conversational sessions for non-governmental organizations (local and international) and donor foundations that are operating in Guatemala on the dynamics of the power of Philanthropy.

  • Session 1 (online): We invite NGOs to learn about and discuss direct philanthropy. Date: January 27 2:00 to 3:30 pm, FREE
  • Session 2 (online): A Panel Discussion with Rodrigo Barillas, Artemisa Castro and Travis Ning on their different experiences with foundations and philanthropy. Date: February 10 2:00 to 3:30 pm.
  • Session 3 (face-to-face): An interactive workshop to create action proposals for a new power dynamic in philanthropy. Date: February 27 2:00 to 5:00 pm, Antigua.

Be part of the first exchange between local NGOs and foundations on the power of the dynamics of philanthropy with perspectives from each context; and participate in the development of a proposal for solutions and agreements to create a new dynamic of power with a high impact!

Register your interest here now!

Or write to us with any questions: info@directorioguatemala.org

Conversation 1: #Shiftthepower direct philanthropy

When:
Thursday, January 27, 2022 - 2:00am to 3:30am
Where:
Online event

What is Direct Philanthropy and the #shiftthepower movement that is taking place internationally?

In collaboration with Asociación SERES we provide a space throughout 3 conversational sessions for non-governmental organizations (local and international) and donor foundations that are operating in Guatemala on the dynamics of the power of Philanthropy.

  • Session 1 (online): We invite NGOs to learn about and discuss direct philanthropy. Date: January 27 2:00 to 3:30 pm, FREE
  • Session 2 (online): A Panel Discussion with Rodrigo Barillas, Artemisa Castro and Travis Ning on their different experiences with foundations and philanthropy. Date: February 10 2:00 to 3:30 pm.
  • Session 3 (face-to-face): An interactive workshop to create action proposals for a new power dynamic in philanthropy. Date: February 27 2:00 to 5:00 pm, Antigua.

Be part of the first exchange between local NGOs and foundations on the power of the dynamics of philanthropy with perspectives from each context; and participate in the development of a proposal for solutions and agreements to create a new dynamic of power with a high impact!

Register your interest here now!

Or write to us with any questions: info@directorioguatemala.org

Climate change: its effect on nature and on different ecosystems

When:
Thursday, January 13, 2022 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm
Where:
Online event.

In this webinar, presented by permaculturalist Gregorio Ajcot of the Mesoamerican Permaculture Institute - IMAP, we will learn how through ancestral permacultural knowledge we can work with nature and not against it. A presentation focused on agriculture, we will interpret how to improve the different actions and decisions that we make, personal and institutional, instilling responsible actions, to take care of nature and people, and in this way better a single health of the ecosystem.

+ NETWORKING SPACE after the presentation we will have a guided networking session to discuss key questions and strengthen connections between participants!