Proposal Writing Training

from TRUST Consultancy & Development
Registration deadline: 03 May 2020 Training date: 04 May 2020 to 06 May 2020 More Information

About the Course

Concept notes and proposals are extremely important skills to have for organizations in every region and at every level. This training workshop focuses on going back to the basics of concept note and proposal writing, as well as following up with specific and detailed information about the topic as well. This way participants gain a well-rounded understanding of concept note and proposal writing – including different sections and components, how-to’s, what to do and what to not do, etc. The workshop will emphasize real life examples and scenarios in order to equip participants with the tools to successfully write concept notes and proposals to meet the readers’ needs and obtain funding opportunities.

Training Objective

The overall objective of the training will be to specifically address theme relevant for concept note and proposal writing, going from the basics to specifics, using real-life examples and practical exercises throughout the workshop to not only educate but also provide direct feedback on works completed. In the long run, participants will be equipped with the knowledge of the theoretical and practical components of concept notes and proposals and will be able to draft more successful documents through the knowledge of:

  • The proper tools to effectively and successfully write concept notes and proposals
  • The different sections within concept notes and proposals, and what to include/how to write it

Training Outcomes

By the end of the training, participants should be able to:

  • List the components and logical flow of concept notes and proposals
  • Be able to write an effective and convincing needs assessment, exit strategy, security and communications plan (sections that are commonly weak in NGO proposals).
  • Use tools, such as the logical framework, and theory of change to design proposals with clear logic.
  • Use donor language to write effective proposals
  • Understand the gender and age marker condition of proposals

Intended Audience

The intended audiences for this training workshop are NGOs in general, suitable for local, national and international organization staff members, as well as for members of INGOs who need guidance and more expertise on this topic.

Participants are required to have a good/strong knowledge of English for this workshop.

About the Trainer

Poppy Hardee

Poppy is a Humanitarian Capacity Building Manager and Trainer with Save the Children International, with specific experience in Program management (implementing through local partners) and Institutional Fundraising. She has an MA in International Conflict Analysis from the University of Kent, UK and has 8 years of fundraising and project management experience in humanitarian contexts including Palestine, Lebanon, Sierra Leone, Somalia and the Philippines. She has worked for CAFOD, ACTED, Terre des Hommes Italia, UNICEF and Save the Children. She has successfully won funding from ECHO, EU, DFID, USAID, UNICEF and UNHCR. She has further worked in national NGOs and research Institutes in Palestine and has always been committed to building local staff capacities in order to encourage home grown responses and locally owned projects.

Fee information:
The training fees are $750 USD which includes all course material and snacks/lunch throughout the day, but excludes flights, accommodations and other travel expenses. Trust offers a discount to organizations with more than one participant attending and for staff from local NGOs, this can be arranged and negotiated with Trust upon inquiry/registration.
How to register:

Applicants can register for the course at this link.

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