Successful projects have to be planned around solid situation analysis - the context, problem and stakeholders - and planned so that they achieve their outcome.
Your donors will have a checklist when evaluating any proposal, and those will vary from organisation to organisation.But there are always three broad things to consider when identifying a project - value, capacity and support.
But identifying a project need and having a good plan often isn't enough. Donors will only support proposals that:
So you need to be a good communicator, too - presenting your ideas in a coherent way, clearly and persuasively.
WHAT OUR PRACTICAL PROJECT PLANNING & PROPOSAL WRITING COURSE WILL TEACH YOU
You will learn:
The course focuses on the key steps of project planning and proposal writing in a concise way that allows for maximum practical work.
Have a look at the curriculum below to see what's covered.
This flexible, self-paced, practical course will teach you how to:
CLEAR & PRACTICAL LEARNING
The course addresses the challenges faced by development
professionals in project planning and proposal writing in a way that allows
for maximum practical work.
While you will get all the theory you need, we want you to learn the steps and tools in a way that you can apply time after time after the course is over so that:
HOW IT WORKS
As soon as you sign up immediate. lifetime access to all the course materials - downloadable course videos (so you can study offline, too), worksheets and extra materials. You can also join discussions, leave comments and share experiences with other participants and the instructor.
You can work at your own pace - starting when you want, and working at whatever times suit you best. The entire course should take 30 - 40 hours, including all the tasks and developing your own proposal for your Personal Work Review.
We want your certificate to be based on real achievement. At the end of the course, you can send your own proposal for personal, one-to-one feedback from the instructor.
After you have completed all the modules you will be issued your certificate.
You will also learn some key tools and tips you won't find anywhere else - such as how to adjust your writing style to different readers, or how to Mind Map using Mindjet's game-changing software to drastically increase your ability to manage and analyse complex information.
For 20 years we have taught people how to integrate this tool at every stage of reporting, project planning and proposal writing to better:
Welcome From Course Instructor Neil Kendrick
Hello - and thanks for checking out this course! I’m truly excited to teach you the vital skills involved in becoming a successful proposal writer.
For over 20 years, I've been helping development professionals raise funds through proposals that donors get behind. From small NGOs to multi-donor million dollar projects, I've helped proposal writers from a range of sectors get support for their projects. From my worldwide experience, you’ll quickly learn what works and what doesn't.
I’ve developed this practical, step-by-step course for all those aspiring proposal writers who couldn't join our face-to-face training due to time, work, travel and cost constraints. Now - without having to book time off, or jump on a plane - you'll soon be able, at your own pace, to:
Applying even just a small part of what you learn on this course will soon lead to greater support from donors as you demonstrate you ability to identify projects and make a strong case for funding.
And, just like donors, we all want results and value for money. Flying to a training, with all its extra costs, can often run into 1000s of dollars per person: think about air tickets, hotel bills, training fees, daily allowances and - of course - interrupted projects - it all adds up. And for less than the travel costs alone, in just a few moments you could have:
So join me now, on this journey towards winning project proposals.
Director - ELD TRAINING
Why Study Online With Us?
When considering Proposal Writing training, there are many benefits that make online study with ELD a practical, economic, flexible and effective investment, such as:
And our 20-year track record of success helping development professionals like you better communicate their project ideas and winning donor support.