The course is designed to increase the understanding of the participants on the role the philanthropy/grant funding is playing in international development. Grant funding for development projects/programs is a multi-billion dollar industry in the world today. To get the grants, however, one must understand the motivations and reasons why the funders give grants, where the funds are, and learn how to write and present proposals to get the fund. The skills gained from this course can help participants not only to raise funds to support development projects being implemented by their organizations but can also help to raise funds to support their local community development projects.
In this course, participants will be introduced to the issues, contexts, concepts, mechanisms, and the general norms of writing and presenting grant proposals.
Course Learning Objectives:
The goal of this course is to enhance the participants’ skills and understanding of the concepts and principles of philanthropy and proposal/report writing and presentation in the context of sustainable development.
The course is delivered in a workshop setting facilitated by seasoned professional facilitators with practical experience. Key areas of study include the following:
Part 1: Overview of the new trends in the global of international philanthropy
Vocabularies and key concepts of the grant proposal writing:
Characteristics and structures of philanthropists in America and Canada:
Part 2: The world of American philanthropy and grant funding
Part 3: The fundamental processes of grant-seeking and fundraising – A Simulation – Internet use of the Foundation Center’s Website
Review some proposals – analyze and determine what their best features are.
Part 4: Tips and suggestions to increase the odds of the proposal will get funded
Proposal Writing Lab – based wholly on the delegates accessing the Internet website of the FOUNDATION CENTER – “ A Macro Approach”
Discussion of the “LOGIC MODEL” – Theory of Change” – utilizing the W.K. Kellogg Foundation’s “Logic Model Development Guide” – Intro. To Logic Models”
Wrap-Up – Next Steps
- What the founders have to say
- Group writing proposal project and presentation exercises
- Discussion on samples of funded proposal
- Site visits
The course uses PowerPoint presentations to facilitate the workshops. The course is also based on a participatory, active learning approach, group discussions, case studies, problem-solving exercises, group presentations, and case studies. Active participation is required and key to the success of the workshops. Assessment is through effective class participation, group presentation, group projects, and class attendance.
Upon completion of the course, participants should be able to:
- Describe some of the issues and challenges in the philanthropy industry.
- Understand clearly the basic principles of grant seeking and proposal writing.
- Prepare basic grant proposal to seek to fund program implementation in a community
- Have confidence in communicating effectively and making effective presentations
- Identify and mobilize financial and human resources to support project implementation
- Enhance participants’ skills in better management of projects and programs
- Improve participants’ skills in designing a step-by-step approach in proposal writing and evaluating projects.
Training Locations and Scheduled Dates
New York, USA:
Washington, DC, USA:
Phoenix, Arizona, USA:
London, United Kingdom:
Toronto, Canada: Mar 16-27;
The course fee is $5,500 for 2 weeks and it covers the following: instruction, course materials, one brand new laptop computer to take home, administration expenses, field trips, cultural programs and miscellaneous program-related expenses.
How to Register
To participate in this course, the applicant must:
- Send a completed application form
- Have a bachelor’s degree/or have relevant work experience at senior management level
- Be nominated by the head of his/her department
- Be a senior member of the organization
- Demonstrate a devoted interest in the course
- Have a proof of English proficiency
- Demonstrate proof of financial sponsorship of the course
Hetta International Development Center
295 Madison Avenue, 12th Floor
New York, NY 10017
Ph. 212 379 8348