PROJECT PLANNING & PERSUASIVE PROPOSAL WRITING

ONLINE: MARCH 12 - APRIL 09 2024

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MASTER PROJECT PLANNING AND PERSUASIVE PROPOSAL WRITING FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND HUMANITARIAN PROJECTS

As development professionals, we work to drive positive change through community and humanitarian initiatives. Our projects have to deliver a lasting impact for beneficiaries while aligning with our donors' objectives. And our proposal has to convince donors that :

  • There is a problem that needs to be addressed
  • We have a solution
  • We have the ability to carry it out

This training will support you with the practical tools and knowledge you need to design projects that respond to beneficiary needs and donor demands, and to plan, draft and edit proposals that persuade.

GAIN THE EXPERTISE TO DRIVE CHANGE

DEVELOP COMPELLING PROJECTS: Learn how to design projects that resonate with your stakeholders and inspire their support. Discover strategies to tailor your proposals effectively, capturing donors’ attention and securing the support needed for your initiatives.

MASTER THE LOGICAL FRAMEWORK APPROACH: Utilize the Logical Framework Approach to develop well-structured projects that meet rigorous standards. Gain proficiency in aligning your proposals with broader development goals and communicating their value.

REFINE PERSUASIVE COMMUNICATION: Acquire the skills to plan and articulate proposals in a clear, concise, and persuasive way. Engage your readers, keeping them alert and motivated to support your projects.

A PRACTICAL APPROACH THAT GETS RESULTS

We understand the unique challenges faced by development and humanitarian professionals when it comes to project planning and proposal writing. Our course takes a practical approach, providing actionable solutions to overcome these challenges. Through a mix of theory, hands-on exercises and real-life examples, you will gain skills that can be applied immediately, ensuring positive outcomes both during and beyond the course.

BUILD CONFIDENCE AND CONSISTENCY: Say goodbye to writer's block and deadline stress. This training offers a systematic approach to project planning and proposal writing, giving you the tools and skills to create quality proposals consistently.

FORGE STRONGER PARTNERSHIPS: Cultivate stronger relationships with your donors through well-organized, clear and persuasive proposals. Experience the satisfaction of increased stakeholder support and deeper engagement with your initiatives.

ELEVATE YOUR DONOR RELATIONS: Forge stronger relationships with your donors through well-organized, clear and persuasive proposals.

COURSE STRUCTURE: BALANCING CONVENIENCE AND ENGAGEMENT

Our course is designed to fit easily into your schedule, enabling effective learning and application of knowledge. Here's what you can expect:

DYNAMIC LIVE SESSIONS AND SELF-STUDY: Benefit from the best of both worlds. Engage in interactive live sessions conducted via Zoom (and recorded for future reference), where expert instructor Neil Kendrick will guide you through the learning process. Access downloadable course videos, worksheets, and supplementary materials for self-study between sessions at your own pace.

PERSONALIZED FEEDBACK AND GROWTH: We value your progress. After completing the course, you'll be invited to submit your project proposal for personalized feedback. We will provide valuable insights to help you refine your skills and achieve greater impact.

CERTIFICATION OF PROFESSIONAL ACHIEVEMENT: Upon successful completion of the course, you will be awarded a certificate recognizing your expertise in project planning and persuasive proposal writing.

"I wish I had taken this training sooner, as I have a made a lot of errors in the past in writing proposals. But now - whether in writing a sentence, a report or a proposal - I have a magic skill!"

- Oxfam GB participant

"The course really improved my skills and now I will be able to independently develop proposals. Thank you! "

- UNFPA participant

"This training should be done for all staff of any institution to build the capacity of their teams."

- SOS Sahel participant

 

COURSE CURRICULUM


  WEEK 2 - LFA STEPS 1 & 2
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COURSE SCHEDULE

This is a combination of dynamic live sessions conducted using ZOOM and off-line self study. As soon as you sign up you get immediate, lifetime access to all the course materials - downloadable course videos, worksheets and extra materials.

There are five weekly meetings over the course period, to give you enough time to apply the learning to your own project concept while still managing your regular work. Each Tuesday, starting from 12 March, we meet live at 12.00 UTC for around 60 minutes to review / preview and deal with questions. Between meetings you work through the materials and tasks (videos and exercises) and share work in progress. You can see current UTC time here.

TRAINING SCHEDULE

Meeting 1: Tuesday 12 March 2024 12.00-13.00 UTC
Meeting 2: Tuesday 19 March 2024 12.00-13.00 UTC
Meeting 3: Tuesday 26 March 2024 12.00-13.00 UTC
Meeting 4: Tuesday 2 April 2024 12.00-13.00 UTC
Meeting 5: Tuesday 9 April 2024 12.00-13.00 UTC

Assignment deadline for feedback: 25 April 2024

 

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