Writing a Winning Proposal – A How to Course for NGOs

from Philantropia
Registration deadline: 16 Oct 2019 Training date: 22 Oct 2019 to 23 Oct 2019 More Information

Today there are more opportunities for NGOs to apply for funding than ever – but at the same time, the applications get more competitive. Great, convincing proposals and amazing projects are a basic requirement to have a chance of winning a grant. In this two-day course, you will learn everything about proposal writing that you need to know with an experienced trainer to be able to maneuver the complicated world of fundraising.

The aim of the training is to help organizations and fundraising managers to maneuver the complicated world of fundraising and to know how to write a compelling and ultimately successful proposal. The training uses real-life examples, case studies, and interactive exercises to illustrate effective techniques and strategies. It will be conducted in English.

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
  • Students

Training Agenda

October 22, 2019

Understanding the basics of proposal writing The funding cycle
What types of different proposals do exist What are the common reasons for proposals to be rejected
Parts of the proposal I

  • Cover Letter
  • Introduction/Summary
  • Project Rationale/Project Background

October 23, 2019

Parts of the proposal II

  • How to set Project Goals and Objectives
  • Understanding the difference between Project Strategies and Activities
  • Designing Project Results
  • Beneficiaries of projects – multifaceted perspectives
  • Designing Budget
  • Developing a Timeline
  • Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Identifying Risks and Assumptions
  • Importance of Sustainability Plan

Before you submit

What will you learn?

  • What different kinds of proposals exist
  • In which cases you should use which kind of proposal
  • What are the main reasons for proposals to fail
  • What are the parts of a proposal
  • How to write a cover letter
  • How to write a proposal with all the important parts
  • What to keep in mind before you submit a proposal


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.

Fee information:
$150 / Npr 15000 -Get in early for $120 / Npr 12,000 and save on 20% on your course fee with our Early Bird Savings! In order to secure your early bird rate, you are required to deposit the fee by 4th October 2019. (Course fee is inclusive of all training materials and lunch) Or better take this course with Donor Research and Networking – The Key to Successful Fundraising for only $200/ Npr 20000. Early bird rate extended $180 / Npr 18000 if you register and pay before the 4th October 2019.
How to register:

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