Hetta Institute for International Development (HIID) is a USA-based professional educational corporation specializing in human capacity building. The Institute specializes in helping the mid and senior-level executives, particularly those from the developing countries, to upgrade their skills. HIID was founded in 2001 and registered with Arizona Corporation Commission, Phoenix, Arizona, USA. Hetta Institute for International Development is also registered with the New Jersey Department of the Treasury Division of Revenue and Enterprise Services. HIID also partners with the Center for Executive Training and International Development (CETID), a professional training provider in sustainable development, registered and based in Manhattan, New York City, USA   Since 2001, HIID has provided short term training courses to hundreds of high-ranking government and corporate officials.

Course Description:

The course is designed to increase the understanding of the participants on the role that the philanthropy/grant funding is playing in international development. Grant funding of 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 or sponsors 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 community 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.

Course Content:

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 funders have to say
  • Group writing proposal project and presentation exercises
  • Discussion on samples of funded proposal
  • Computer training with a brand new laptop to take home.
  • Site visits

Learning Methodology:

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.

Course Outcome

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 funding for 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.

Course Duration:

2 weeks

Training Locations and Scheduled Dates:

Phoenix, Arizona, USA; Jersey City, New Jersey, USA: Jun 15-26; Oct 19-30, 2022 Washington DC, USA:

Registration Fees:

The Course Fees is $4600 for 2 weeks 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:
  • 1. Send a completed application form
  • 2. Have a bachelor’s degree/or have relevant work experience at senior management level
  • 3. Be nominated by the head of his/her department
  • 4. Be a senior member of the organization
  • 5. Demonstrate a devoted interest in the course
  • 6. Have proof of English proficiency
  • 7. Demonstrate proof of financial sponsorship for the course