Creative Consulting & Development Works

We are a research, evaluation and communications consultancy, servicing nonprofits, governments and donors with innovative solutions within the development context.

Category: Project Management

The Importance of an Evaluability Assessment in Research Analysis

24 January 2017

An evaluability assessment (EA) is an assessment that helps to check whether a programme is ready for an evaluation and, if so, how the evaluation should be designed to ensure maximum efficacy and to allow evaluators to measure the programme’s effect accurately. But the assessment goes further than merely providing information […]

Planning for Communications in the Proposal Phase and at a Grant Opening

31 July 2014

Communications is a big umbrella, and many NGOs struggle to clarify what all it entails. But this is no reason to abandon ship and downplay the importance of communications. You might tick the below boxes and think you’ve covered “comms and marketing”, but this over-simplification could be the very reason […]

Expression of Interest: Consultants Database

3 April 2014

We are currently updating our Consultant Database and are looking for senior consultants with experience in a number of areas. Please see the below Expression of Interest: Consultants Database for more information.   Creative Consulting & Development Works (CC&DW) is a well-established consultancy providing a range of targeted services to […]

CSI: Designing meaningful employee volunteerism programmes

27 February 2014 Beneficiary at The Carpenter Shop waits for services, © Jenn Warren (photographed as part of CC&DW’s Mandela Day activities in 2013)

“To become part of the Mandela Day movement, all that is required is an action that helps change the lives of people for the better. To ensure that their actions have lasting benefits, they should with and within communities, always strive to leave behind not only physical changes but also […]

Happy Holidays from CC&DW

20 December 2013 CC&DW Team Photo, December 2013

Happy Holidays! As the Creative Consulting & Development Works office prepares to close for the holidays from 21 December to 6 January, we would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your support and collaboration in 2013, the anniversary of our 10th year in service of South Africa’s […]

Tata Mandela

6 December 2013 Nelson Mandela, 92nd birthday official photo

Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, 18 July 1918 – 5 December 2013 We wish to express our deep sadness for the passing of Tata Mandela, and our heartfelt condolences to Nelson Mandela’s family, both immediate and across the country as a people. As a person of unwavering integrity in the face of […]

Launch of our New Website

1 October 2013

After months of anticipation, Creative Consulting & Development Works (CC&DW) is proud to announce our newly designed website! The original Development Works website was designed in 2009. Our business and team have grown so much over the last four years, yet the website stayed the same. We needed a site […]

Creative Consulting & Development Works team grows and expands

21 July 2013

From the outset, Creative Consulting & Development Works Founder and Director Lindy Briginshaw has always fostered a workplace attracting high achievers committed to excellence. Our team members place great value on professional qualifications, practical experience, talent and on-going learning and regularly collaborate with carefully selected expert researchers, academics, freelancers, consultants and service providers […]

Switching on of the lights in Adderley Street marks the start of the Festive Season

3 December 2012

With December now upon us, people from all across the city are beginning to gear up for the Festive Season. The switching on of the Christmas lights in Adderley Street at the beginning of December has for years served as an unofficial start to the end of the year holidays. […]

Short Course: Results-based Management Approach to Project Planning

16 April 2012

Venue: Cape Town Dates: 9-11 May 2012 Lewis Carroll in Through the Looking-Glass wrote; “It is said that if you do not know where you are going, any road will take you there.”  For development organisations, one of the best routes to take towards reaching their destination is through the […]