At Accord, we cultivate a community where Christ-centered organizations, churches, and individuals leverage their combined learning to achieve the best in relief and development.
Our members help each other reach their full potential by operating in community—sharing knowledge, skills, and support with one another. Our members are not limited to their own learning curve—they have ready access to the collective knowledge of 110,000 employees that collectively leverage over $5 billion of resources annually.
GIK standards — Accord Network’s Gifts-in-Kind standards became the “first” among the NGO community and have been referenced by InterAction, USAID, and the IRS.
Accord Alliances — Our members band together to facilitate learning and collaboration through alliances. Current alliances include the Gifts-in-Kind Alliance, Accord WASH (Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene) Alliance, Accord Advocacy Alliance, and the Accord Research Alliance.
Annual Learning Events —We host Executive Retreats and the annual OneAccord Forum.
Grant collaboration — More than a dozen of our members came together to compete for HIV/AIDS grants under PEPFAR. By combining their strengths and resources, the collaboration and its members secured more than $40 million in grants from USAID.
HIV/AIDS Alliance — Between 2003 and 2010, more than a dozen of our members came together to compete for HIV/AIDS grants under PEPFAR. By combining their strengths and resources, the collaboration and its members secured more than $40 million in grants from USAID.
Information sharing, conference calls, and webinars — We share news on pertinent political developments, inform members of upcoming webinars and conference calls on issues (e.g., hiring rights, evidence-based programming, etc.), and create space for lateral learning.
Publications — With a history of influential publications, including Creation Care, What’s Christian about Christian Relief and Development?, and Principles of Development, Accord recently launched a journal titled Christian Relief, Development, and Advocacy to facilitate vigorous debate on Christ-centered solutions to poverty.
Co-Mission — We participated in the “CoMission” with 85 Christian agencies working to provide relief, development Christian witness in Russian schools following the fall of the Iron Curtain (1993-2001).
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