PROJECT PLANNING & PROPOSAL WRITING

SELF-STUDY CERTIFICATE

PROJECT PLANNING & PROPOSAL WRITING

DESIGN PROJECTS THAT DONORS WILL SUPPORT AND WRITE PROPOSALS THAT PERSUADE

In relief, humanitarian, and development work, project planning and proposal writing skills are essential. They help us:

  • Identify and address community needs effectively
  • Plan and monitor interventions that get results
  • Secure funding, and build trust with stakeholders

A successful proposal needs to convince donors that:

  • There is a problem that needs to be addressed - one that aligns with their strategic objectives
  • There is a solution - one that will deliver results
  • That you have the capacity to deliver

WHAT THIS COURSE COVERS

ALIGNING PROJECTS WITH DONOR INTERESTS: Learn to design projects that meet donor expectations and priorities effectively. Understand why some proposals succeed while others are rejected.

THE LOGICAL FRAMEWORK APPROACH (LFA): Implement LFA methodology consistently to design projects that align with donor objectives and stakeholder interests.

MASTER PERSUASIVE PROPOSAL WRITING: Develop the skills to plan, draft, and edit proposals that captivate donor interest. Learn to communicate project plans and proposals clearly and engagingly.

CONSISTENT PROPOSAL EXCELLENCE: Develop a systematic approach to proposal development for consistently clear, organized, and persuasive proposals, strengthening donor relations and support.

All topics are supported by frequent, clear, practical examples and case studies from relief, humanitarian and development work.

You can see all the sessions in the curriculum below.


HOW THIS COURSE WORKS

This is a self-study training so you can work at your own pace. As soon as you sign up you will have access to:

  • Over 5 hours of clear, practical, step-by-step sessions (downloadable, subtitled video, accessible on all devices)
  • Discussion sections to leave questions and reflections
  • Frequent tests to check and reinforce your learning
  • A certificate of completion

This is a practical course. You will often be asked to pause and work through reflections and exercises. This is to support you in developing your own skills as you progress through the modules.

You can explore the early modules here:

VIDEO LESSON: WHAT IS PROFESSIONAL WRITING? (5.55)

VIDEO LESSON: WHY DO PROPOSALS FAIL? AND HOW TO GET IT RIGHT? (11.36)

And if you have any questions about whether this course is right for you, feel free to email us.

 

COURSE CURRICULUM



Your Instructor


Neil Kendrick
Neil Kendrick

Leading ELD Training with over 25 years of experience, Neil Kendrick from the UK specializes in Professional Writing, Reporting Skills, Proposal Writing, Results-Based Management, and Monitoring & Evaluation. He has trained professionals from hundreds of organizations in over 20 countries across Asia, Africa, Europe, and the Americas.


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

- UNFPA participant

"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

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

- SOS Sahel participant

Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
How can I start?
You can pay by credit card sign up right away. You will have access to the whole course immediately.
My organization is funding this course. How can I enroll?
If your organization is sponsoring you, and you want to pay by bank transfer, send us an email at [email protected].
How can we enroll a group of participants?
Relief, humanitarian and development work is a team effort. Please email us to discuss enrolling groups.
What other ways can I pay?
You can pay by bank draft, PayPal and Western Union. Contact us at [email protected] for details.
What support is available during the course?
Although this is a self-study training, there are Discussion areas inside the course where you can post any additional questions about what was covered.

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