Project Design Essentials: The Steps to Designing a Donor-Attractive LogFrame
With funding becoming more competitive and donors demanding a greater degree of beneficiary accountability, even seasoned professionals are called to improve the processes of project design. Logical Frameworks or LogFrames are notoriously confusing and difficult to put together. This is because creating a good logical framework requires both a holistic and detailed understanding of the project. This level of understanding is rarely complete during the planning and funding stage, specially when the project design is still in flux. Still, even a draft logical framework can be very useful for planning, managing, and fundraising.
Be the part of this two-day training where you will explore the essential to perfect in designing logical, effective, and attractive projects which is the key factor to convince the donors. Most importantly, the course will help you demonstrate to your donors that you have a mastery of designing logical, effective, and attractive projects.
The aim of this training is to help you become comfortable with Logical Frameworks! Developed by humanitarian aid workers themselves through years of practice, this course will help you:
- Establish a solid base of understanding of the hierarchy of logic
- Develop indicators which are easy-to-measure and capture your achievements
- Analyze your external environment and design your project with necessary assumptions and risks in mind.
Who Should attend?
- NGO managers and executive directors
- Fundraising and development professionals for local and international NGOs
- Funders for International NGOs, Academic Institutions, UN and other multilateral organizations
- Non-profit consultants and consulting firms
Day 1: 12 September 2019, Thursday
- Welcome and Introduction
- Plenary Discussion of Expectations and Experiences (Challenges & Successes)
- Introduction to LogFrames, their purpose, their benefits, and their role in a proposal
- Before the LogFrame: The Call for Proposals, Needs Assessments, Stakeholder Analysis, Partnership, and Planning
- The Logic Ladder and Hierarchy
- Developing The Goal and Strategic Objectives
- Developing the Results and Outputs
- Developing the Activities
- Checking Your Logic and Revising
- Plenary Presentation of Logframes
- Q & A/ Closure
Day 2: 13 September 2019, Friday
- Welcome and Recap from Day 1
- The LogFrame as the Basis for M&E
- Developing Indicators
- Group Work on Indicators
- Sources and Means of Verification
- Group Work on Sources and Means
- Risks and Assumptions
- Group Work on Risks and Assumptions
- Next Steps and Writing the Proposal
- Q & A/ Certificate Distribution/ Closure
The course will be delivered through mixed-use of presentation, case-study examples, role-play and lively discussions in several sessions covering all steps vital to a successful application.