Effective Grant Proposal Writing Training

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Appleton Resort

Nairobi, Nairobi County


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The course provides an understanding of and practice in grant proposal writing for non-profits, foundations, and government agencies. Our online structured proposal writing course will show you how to write a proposal that gets funded. This distance learning course will teach you to prepare grants proposal effectively and find the best funding sources for your projects and non-profits.


Module 1: Introduction to Proposal Writing

  • Introduction

  • What is grant proposal?

  • The importance of proposal

  • The satisfaction of proposal

  • Grant Proposal as a challenge competition

  • Solicited and unsolicited proposals

  • Main rules for unsolicited proposals

  • Assignment

Module 2: The Request for Proposal (RFP)

  • Introduction

  • How to get request for proposal

  • The request for proposal

  • Components of a request for proposal

  • Proposal writing as a statistical game

  • The standardized approach to request for proposal (RFP)

  • Using proposal decision form for follow-up

  • Assignment

Module 3: Program Development and Planning

  • Introduction

  • Pre planning and project management

  • Situational Assessment

  • Identifying goals, population(s) of interest and objectives

  • Identify strategies, activities and resources

  • Developing indicators

  • Review the program plan

  • Assignment

Module 4: Developing a Logic Model

  • Introduction

  • Stages in developing a logic model

  • Preparing to develop your logic model

  • Developing or assembling information

  • Creating the logic model

  • Review and revise the logic model

  • Assignment

Module 5: The Six-point Guideline and Strategy for Winning a Proposal

  • Establish technical credibility

  • Use a funder-centered approach

  • Get the budget right

  • Write simply

  • Add unique selling points (USPs)

  • Go the extra mile

  • assignment

Module 6: The Building blocks of a Proposal

  • Introduction

  • Cover letter

  • Cover/title page

  • Proprietary notice

  • Technical approach

  • Project team and relevant experience

  • Project budget

  • Schedule/time table

  • Certifications

  • End reviews

  • Appendixes

  • Assignment

Module 7: Packaging and Submitting the Proposal & Final Examination

  • Introduction

  • Funding agency forms

  • Packaging, politicking and refunding

  • Submission, traditional and online

  • Tips for final checks

  • Final Examination

  • Participants Evaluation of Course/Feedback

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