Innovazione per lo Sviluppo (Innovation for Development - IxS) it’s an initiative of Fondazione Cariplo and Fondazione Compagnia di S. Paolo aimed at supporting italian NGO in the innovation of their work, mainly though access to digital technologies. The initiative is articulated along several axes. One of them is focussed on training. Within this axe, we promoted several trainings for NGOs on data collection, data analysis and smart working. The definition of these trainings and in general of the activities promoted by IxS was an intensely participatory process, where all the partners involved, including ourselves, were sharing ideas during several meetings and workshops.