Project Proposal Writing and Resource Mobilization Training

Course date:
21/08/2023 to 25/08/2023
Duration:
5 Days
Course fee:
USD 900, KES 80,000

INTRODUCTION

Access to donor funds requires submission of proposals for consideration by the potential donors. A project proposal is supposed to be written carefully for it to be able to yield expected results. For sustainable and effective implementation of project interventions, it is essential that organizations have the capacity to design, write and deliver high quality project proposals and reports.  This course aims to equip participants with skills in writing and presenting effective and successful proposals. 

 

DURATION

5 days

 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

This course is ideal for managers, program/project coordinators and other project staff whose roles involve developing proposals for fundraising for their organization.

 

COURSE OBJECTIVES

By the end of the training, the participants will be able to;

·        Understand the principles of project development and proposal writing

·        Organize the different components of a proposal in a logical flow

·        Write an effective proposal according to donor’s requirements and guidelines

·        Understand different ways of resource mobilization

·        Use of M&E frameworks in project design when developing a proposal

·        Write good quality reports tailored to a target audience

 

COURSE OUTLINE

Module 1: Introduction to Proposal Writing

  • Proposal writing in resource mobilization
  • Understanding donors’ requirements
  • Donor proposal formats and guidelines
  • Project development and proposal writing
  • Concept note, proposal and pitch deck
  • Components of a funding proposal

 

Introduction/background

  • Context of the project
  • Situation analysis
  • Target beneficiaries

 

Problem statement

  • Description of the specific problem
  • Target group affected by the problem
  • Needs of the target group
  • Consequences of the problem on the target group
  • Use of cause and effect approach

 

Project Justification/Rationale

  • Descriptions of how the proposed project will solve the problem stated
  • Explanation of why the project is required
  • Explanation of how the project relates with other interventions
  • Alignment of the project with the country’s and donor’s priority areas 

 

Module 2: Proposal Writing (Ctnd)

Project Design

  • Project theory of change 
  • Design of project results using causal pathway
  • Project Activities; outputs and activities matrix 
  • Design of the logical framework 
  • Performance measurement framework

 

Implementation Strategies

  • Sub-tasks in activities
  • Activities implementation approaches
  • The 4 Ws in activity implementation

 

Project Monitoring and Evaluation

  • Monitoring plan
  • Evaluation plan

 

Risk Management

  • Risk Matrix
  • Risk Response plan

 

Project Management

  • Project organogram
  • Project Coordination
  • Partners responsibilities

 

Module 3: Proposal Writing (Ctnd)

Cross Cutting Issues in Proposal Writing

  • Gender Mainstreaming
  • Governance
  • Environmental Sustainability
  • Human Rights

 

Work Plan

  • Activity durations
  • Predecessor successor relationships
  • Developing a Gantt chart

 

Organization Capacity 

  • Organization profile
  • Organization Capacity
  • Relevant experience

 

Budget Development

  • Detailed budget
  • Cost Sharing 
  • Summary budget

 

Module 4: Proposal Review and Submission

Submitting the Proposal

  • Funding agency forms
  • Packaging, politicking and refunding
  • Submission, traditional and online
  • Tips for final checks

 

Proposal Review

  • Proposal review criteria
  • Proposal review process
  • Grant agreement

 

Proposal and Report writing Best practices

  • Common mistakes during proposal writing
  • Tips for successful proposal writing
  • Case studies of successful proposals 

 

Module 5: Resource Mobilization

Introduction to Resource Mobilization

  • Resource mobilization principles and practices
  • Resource mobilization approaches
  • Resource mobilization cycle
  • Searching for funding opportunities
  • Current funding environment for non-profit organizations
  • Strategic planning and resource mobilization

 

Resource Mobilization Strategy

  • Conducting a resource mobilization situation analysis
  • Determining resource requirements and funding gaps
  • Identifying sources of resources-donor and partner assessment and mapping
  • Determining resource mobilization strategies
  • Developing a resource mobilization action plan
  • Enhancing donor partnerships and managing donor relations
  • Putting together a resource mobilization strategy

 

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TRAINING CUSTOMIZATION

This training can also be customized for your institution upon request. You can also have it delivered your preferred location. For further inquiries, please contact us through Mobile: +254 732 776 700/+254759285295 or Email: training@fineresultsresearch.org  

 

REQUIREMENTS

Participants should be reasonably proficient in English.  During the trainings, participants should come with their own laptops.

 

TRAINING FEE

The course fee covers the course tuition, training materials, two break refreshments, lunch, and study visits.

 

ACCOMMODATION

Accommodation is arranged upon request. For reservations contact us through: +254732776700 / +254759285295 or Email: training@fineresultsresearch.org.

Course Date:
21/08/2023 to 25/08/2023
Duration:
5 Days
Course fee:
USD 900 , KES 80,000
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