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Upcoming Workshop

Project Management Monitoring and Evaluation Training Workshop | 23rd-27th October

Proposal Writing & Fund-Raising Masterclass

Dear Partner,

Asset Africa Institute is pleased to announce the following workshop 

Workshop Title:  Proposal Writing Fund-Raising Masterclass 

Date: 19th -23rd June, 2023 

Venue: Heron Portico Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya 

Cost: USD 395 (Covers Ten o’clock tea/snacks, buffet lunches, water, writing materials, four o’clock tea/snacks. Participants make own travel and accommodation arrangements.

Group  discounts apply

End of Registration: This class normally fills early and registration ends on 12.06 

Enroll Here

Participants: Executive Directors, Program/Project Coordinators, Program/Project Managers, Financial Managers/Officers, Grant Managers, & Officers, Scholars & Researchers​

Training Introduction

Practical application of skills in proposal development is significant in organization growth and often creates the whole difference between performing and non-performing organizations.

Many organizations report having more than half of all their grant applications being unsuccessful; a fact mostly attributed to submission of poorly drafted project proposals.​

Since there is a direct link between proposal quality and grant application success, this training aims to increase your organization’s ability to attract grant funds by equipping staff with adequate skills to improve their competence in the design of high quality and credible grant winning project proposals.​

​​With the training discussing each one of the individual components in detail, offering demonstrations, examples and samples, participants are thus fully equipped to take lead in the grant application processes in the organization. ​

Further, Interaction with experts and participants from a diversity of backgrounds aims to identify good practice in organization proposal development and fund-raising activities.

This will facilitate an understanding of the level and magnitude of the opportunities available and inform appropriate planning. This will also enable the identification of emerging opportunities, document lessons learnt, identify barriers and gaps and make recommendations to inform your organization fundraising strategy.​

Consequently, participation in this masterclass, helps to improve the strength of your proposal or concept note and ensure your application for donor funding has the best chance of success.

Key Subject areas 

Session1: Introduction and defining objectives and expectations

Session II: Logical chain and proposal format

Session III: How will you start writing and talking about your organization

Session IV: Assessment of Current Responses, Resources and Unmet Needs

o Problem Assessment 

o Problem Analysis 

o Beneficiary/participant profile 

o Resources available 

o Causal Hypothesis 

Session V:Defining project goal/s and objectives 

Session VI:Designing project strategy 

Session VII:Monitoring and evaluation 

Session VIII:Project sustainability 

Session IX:Project management and administration 

Session X:Budgeting 

Session XI:Mastering the Fund-Raising Environment 

Session XII:Donor Analysis and Mapping 

Session XIII:Designing a Fund-Raising strategy for your organization 

Session XIV:Financing the Fund-Raising strategy 

Session XVI:How to implement the Fund-Raising strategy 

Session XVII:Evaluating the Fund-Raising strategy 

Overall Objective: To reinforce the competences of the proposal development teams /lead on the development and writing of convincing grant proposal with a lucid and compelling style of writing, illustrating technical rigor with donor friendly language while demonstrating a thorough understanding of objectives of the donors

By the end of the training, you will be able to demonstrate the following competences:

 Develop a project design using causal pathway framework

 Identify the types of information to be included under each section of a grant proposal

 Define the logical chain that should be carefully observed when writing a proposal

 Analyze the problem and address it systematically using problem and objective analysis

 Demonstrate information in numbers and visuals, which is a valuable feature of any grant proposal

 Demonstrate ability in formulating the rationale of your project and create its model in a clear and concise way

 Developing and presenting project’s theory of change

 Present your project strategy in a persuasive way

 Draw a detailed implementation plan

 Plan for project sustainability

 Ensure cross-cutting issues- gender perspective, protection mainstreaming, social inclusion etc. are incorporated into strategic and annual budgets planning processes

 Conduct donor research, intelligence gathering and mapping, Local and international Funding landscape analysis, plus gap and competitive analysis

 Design a fund-raising strategy and plan

 Acquire the skill to estimate and justify project costs including describing budget in the narrative

Sample Comments from past participants

∙“This was a masterpiece and I pledge to improve on my performance at work”, N.N. Wilson, Program Officer, CABTAL, Cameroon.

∙ “The workshop is very practical and insightful-Probably the best training I have ever participated in!” J. P. Magezi, Office of the Prime Minister, Uganda,

∙ “I have started working on fund-raising issues and thank you too for the relevant training materials you shared with us”. A. Diagne, Head of Development and Fundraising, CICODEV- Senegal

∙For those of our proposals which didn’t get funding, the donor was probably right! I am able to identify salient mistakes which may have cost us grants; our proposals will hence more competitive. W.Sansole, Business Development Manager, Solidaridad Network Southern Africa

∙The workshop combines both theory and practice and the facilitators exhibit a lot of experience, G. Shikuku, Inter-Regional Education Coordinator, Jesuit Refugee Service East& South African Regions.

Training Methodology

Dynamic, creative, participant centered, practical, interactive, interesting adult learning methodologies and diverse media are applied to lift the participants to high levels of proficiency.

After-training, follow-up and remedial coaching will be offered to interested participants on request for free.​

About the Organization 

Asset Africa Institute specializes in the research, design and delivery of high quality and affordable training programs for development workers worldwide.

Over the years, AAI has provided consultancies and training to such reputable organizations as;

National University of Nigeria(NOUN), Catholic University in Mozambique, Ministry of Finance and Planning, South Sudan ,Makerere University, Uganda, Act for Peace, World Relief International, Mzumbe University, Tanzania, Caritas Malawi, Christian Care Zimbabwe, FCA-Kenya, Ministry of Mining-South Sudan, Addis Ababa University-Ethiopia, FHI360-Burundi, Gain-Pakistan, MOI University-Kenya, The Development Fund-Ethiopia/Somalia, eHealth-Nigeria, SolidarMed Zimbabwe, JRS-Thailand, SEND Sierra Leone, CABTAL Cameroon, FH Association Rwanda, Abilis Foundation, Manuel Ungo Foundation-El Salvador, IHRD-Guinea, WWF-Tanzania, NCA-Zambia, Islamic Relief-Somalia, CBM, DON BOSCO-Kenya/Tanzania, Solidaridad Network among others.

For more information, contact 

Lillian Ateng’

Training Coordinator

Asset Africa Institute

Trust Mansion Hse, Tubman Road off Koinange Street

P.O. Box 12903 – 00100

Nairobi, Kenya

Phone: +254 -722 469454/720986965

Email: [email protected] /[email protected]

www.assetafrica.co.ke

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