Creative Consulting & Development Works

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Evaluation is serious business and learning about evaluation is serious fun

27 February 2017

We are serious about having fun when presenting our training workshops. While research and evaluation may come across as mundane to some, we have included appropriate experiential learning opportunities into our training workshops ensuring active as opposed to theory-based-only learning. Through our unique, interactive activities built into our training, we […]

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 […]

Design Thinking: More than just the colour and shape of your TV couch

13 January 2017

On Wednesday the 11th of January, we hosted a Design Thinking workshop in collaboration with the Western Cape Department of Economic Development and Tourism (DEDAT) and the Cape Craft and Design Institute (CCDI). The workshop served as an introduction and awareness initiative for a study commissioned to CC&DW by the […]

Prof Laurie Stevahn from the American Evaluation Association (AEA) to do a series of seminars across South Africa this June.

30 May 2016

SAMEA, in partnership with the Department of Planning Monitoring and Evaluation (DPME), the ZENEX Foundation, Centre for Research on Evaluation Science and Technology (CREST) and Creative Consulting & Development Works (CC&DW) cordially invite you to a series of seminars with Prof Laurie Stevahn from the American Evaluation Association (AEA). Prof […]

Getting to know Justice Edwin Cameron

21 November 2014

The Centre for Conflict Resolution hosted the most interesting Public Dialogue recently where they launched the book Justice: A Personal Account by one of the most amazing leaders in South Africa; Justice Edwin Cameron, a judge of the Constitutional Court of South Africa. Justice Cameron is one of the few […]

Moving Beyond Community Politics

17 September 2014

First published on Sangonet and featured in the NGOpulse newsletter this week, Creative Consulting & Development Works shares our 10 top tips for overcoming community politics when conducting research. Research fieldwork can be daunting as it is, but when the community is not on your side, it can be near […]

Championing Transitional Justice in Africa

16 September 2014

South Africa has a history of social injustice rooted in its apartheid past. Unlike numerous African countries on the continent, South Africa has become a success story – one that stands as a good example of healing. South Africa has provided positive reference for countries that are experiencing civil war […]

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 […]

Uses for photography and video in nonprofit communications

25 June 2014

Below are some examples of how photographs and video can be used to advance nonprofit communications. Click here to read the first part of this series, “Does your organisation have bland or non-existent visuals? How to change” Examples of target audiences: Institutional Donors How can donors better understand an organisation’s […]

Does your organisation have bland or non-existent visuals? How to change

19 June 2014

More than ever, our world is overrun with visuals that compete for the attention of our audiences – institutional and individual donors, volunteers, partners, beneficiaries. Many non-profits don’t understand the value of visuals, or the right formula to capture powerful images and video that tell the story of an organisation’s […]