This short very practical course was developed to help the staff of not-for-profit organisations write effective grant proposals. Suprisingly few people have ever been trained to write proposals, yet proposal writing has become an important feature of life in a not-for-profit organisation. Fortunately, the skills are easily acquired.
Drawing on some 20 years of experience of working on ‘both sides of the begging bowl’ (as grantmaker and grant applicant) the author, Firoze Manji, reveals the art of writing proposals, whatever the format that is required by the funding agency.
The course is very practical, with opportunities to develop a real proposal, do role-playing and participate in group discussions.
Topics covered include: defining objectives, researching and getting to know the donor; making an effective case of funding using the ‘POOP’ formula (present, opportunities, options and proposition); how to prepare a logical framework analysis (LFA); preparing budgets; and how to follow up with the donor.
1 What is a proposal?
- Distinguishing between the proposal and the project document.
2 Preparing proposals
- Defining the objective
- Planning the arguments
- Collecting supporting evidence
- Writing the final proposal
- Cleaning and packaging it.
3 The project document
- Using logical framework analysis
- Preparing budgets.
By the end of the course
Participants will be able to write effective proposals that stand a strong chance of receiving a positive response from funders.
Participants will receive a CDROM containing all the course materials. A resources section on the CDROM provides a list of recommended books, links to relevant websites and other useful resources.
This course is aimed at staff of not-for-profit organisations who want to know how to write effective grant proposals. It has been written primarily for those who have no experience of writing proposals, but it is equally useful for those who feel their skills need brushing up.
3 days (currently only available as a residential course)
How to apply
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