Sonata Learning works with NGOs across all sectors to develop training and capacity building solutions to maximize your impact.
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Since 2014, Sonata Learning has helped NGOs and humanitarian/development organizations create high-impact training, coaching, and mentoring programs for their staff, partners, and the public.

Our clients work in every part of the world, across multiple sectors. We will apply this experience to help translate your technical expertise into highly engaging and effective learning materials, tailored to your specific audience(s) and context(s).

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Learning Solutions for NGOs

We help NGOs and hum-dev organizations implement learning solutions for specific programs and general operations. A few of the challenges we have helped clients address include:   Click to expand / read more

We have worked with clients to create training for program management and implementation staff on topics ranging from Conflict Sensitivity to Community Resilience Building, Social Enterprise, Human-Centred Design, Gender, Safeguarding, and program-specific technical subjects.  No matter what subject matter your organization deals with, our staff can work alongside your technical experts to create an effective learning program for any audience.

We have helped clients develop training materials for Community Health Workers, Agricultural Extension Workers, Civil Society Monitors, Disaster Response Volunteers, and other community-based staff. This includes everything from traditional in-person training materials (PowerPoint decks, printed flip books, job aids, etc.) to multimedia and interactive content. We can also advise on strategies for distributing content and assessing workers’ skill acquisition

Many of our projects involved creating materials aimed at donors and partner organizations including government agencies, local NGOs, and the larger humanitarian community. We have helped clients set up knowledge portals providing resources for national and local NGOs, and developed publicly available courses on SGBV, climate, food security, and public health emergency management that have been adopted by multiple national governments and universities.

We have developed a range of courses to help NGOs with general organizational capacity-building, including management skills, communications skills, financial management, digital literacy, proposal writing, coaching and mentoring skills, and more.


We will create high-quality, interactive learning modules and videos that your audiences can access anywhere, anytime, on demand.


We will design highly participatory, activity-based workshops materials and coach your trainers on in-person and virtual delivery best practices.


We can help your managers and program leads improve their coaching skills, and set up inclusive mentoring programs to develop your staff.


In addition to training courses we can develop technical toolkits, communication materials, and user support resources for your digital apps.

Training Disaster Management Teams for International Emergencies.

The International Federation of Red Cross Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) hired Sonata Learning to redesign its onboarding program for surge personnel, with the aim of reducing the time and expense to prepare team members for deployment. This was a massive undertaking, as participants required training on everything from logistics to cultural awareness, supervising volunteers, and information management.

E-learning development was new for our organization, but Sonata’s experts helped us work within our budget to create modern, visually appealing and instructionally sound courses and interactive simulations that have been quite popular with our audience!

Judit Nemeth-Almasi, Terre des hommes

Sonata Learning’s training of trainers workshop was highly effective. Participants walked away with a deep understanding of learner-centered methods, and confidence to effectively deliver the curriculum.

Laurel Wade, Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation

Global Training and Knowledge Management for an International Public Health Organization.

PSI hired Sonata to create documentation, training materials and knowledge management platforms to help its staff – many of whom come from traditional public health backgrounds – to apply concepts such as market analysis, branding, prototyping, promotion and supply chain management in their programs.

Learning for a Worldwide Audience

Sonata’s team is accustomed to developing training for multicultural, multilingual audiences, and can help translate your materials into dozens of languages.

We also have unique experience helping clients deliver multimedia learning content to audiences with limited or unreliable internet connectivity.