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Project Design, Proposal Writing and Fundraising Training

INTRODUCTION

The training is expected to help participants understand the need for projects in development, appreciate the phases in project management, develop a practical project idea and write comprehensive project proposal. It will also equip participants to come up with possible project funding sources, liaise with stakeholders in project idea initiation and develop fundraising initiatives.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of the programme, participants should be able to:

Understand the need for projects in development
Appreciate the phases in project management
Development a practical project idea and comprehensive project proposal
Come up with possible project funding sources
Liaise with stakeholders in project idea initiation and fundraising initiatives

TARGET PARTICIPANTS
The training is targeted to: Officers involved in development work, Community leaders, Policy makers, Project Managers and Donors and project sponsors among other development actors.

TRAINING DURATION

5 Days

TRAINING COURSE OUTLINE

Day 1:
Management principles and practices
Project Definition
The role of projects in development
Detailed description of project structure and activities.
Basics of project management phases
Project design
Project time line

Day 2:
Project evaluation
Relevance of project phases in proposal writing and formulation
The sections of a standard project/grant proposal:
Assessing institutional capabilities
Model for proposal development
Techniques for writing winning proposals
Problem/need assessment

Day 3:
Gathering background information
Defining the approach
Why proposals get rejected
Writing the statement of need
Writing procedures
Preparing the budget
Submission

Day 4:
Setting fundraising goals
Developing a fundraising plan
Developing fundraising plan calendar
Connecting organization/programs to funder interests
Developing fundraising strategies
Mobilizing non profit boards to fundraise
Evaluating funding prospects

Day 5:
Choosing funding partners
Approaching individual donors and institutional funders
Fostering strong working relationships with grant makers
New trends in grant making
Grant-maker decision-making process
Staff roles in fundraising efforts
Action planning

Organisation Versed Professional Services

Country: Kenya