• In this course you will learn how to write, manage, and negotiate a winning proposal. You will improve your proposal writing skills through exercises on real proposals, case-studies from the world’s leading donors and learn together in small groups. This course is tailored to empower NGOs like yours with the following skills: crafting winning proposals, mastering proposal management and budgeting, negotiating to secure grants and donor contracts, engaging in real-world exercises and case studies and collaborating effectively in small groups. Format - This course is a facilitated, interactive, and collaborative e-learning experience consisting of:
    • Three (3) interactive live sessions
    • Engaging video presentations to help you immerse and orient yourself,
    • Community chat forums and a WhatsApp’s group to help you connect with peers and your mentor.
    • Semi self-paced activities on our learning system. Learn where and when you want to.
    • Activities, assessments, and case studies to check your knowledge.
    • Individual mentoring sessions available at an additional cost.
    After this course, you will know how to:
    • Find the right funding opportunities
    • Make clear Go/No-Go decisions
    • Design an effective team-based writing process
    • Apply the log frame to bring a convincing structure to your proposal
    • Write better text and convincing budgets
    • Understand (and beat) the donor’s appraisal process and criteria
    • Negotiate confidently with donors
    • Write effective budgets
    • Listen to live guest speakers from USAID, European Commission, Business Development Experts and NGO leaders (subject to availability)
    Modules:
    Module 1 - Introduction to Donor and Funding Types
    Module 2 - Donor Scoping and Mapping
    Module 3 - Making informed decisions
    Module 4 - Funding Cycles and Proposal Process
    Module 5 - Key Elements of Proposals
    Module 6 - Introduction to Efficient Budgeting for Proposals
    Module 7 - Practical Tips in Proposal Writing
     
    WWP
    Language - English
    Modality - Online with live interactions
    Duration - 5 weeks
    Start date - 4 November
    Length - 7 Modules
  • In this course you will learn how to write, manage, and negotiate a winning proposal. You will improve your proposal writing skills through exercises on real proposals, case-studies from the world’s leading donors and learn together in small groups. This course is tailored to empower NGOs like yours with the following skills: crafting winning proposals, mastering proposal management and budgeting, negotiating to secure grants and donor contracts, engaging in real-world exercises and case studies and collaborating effectively in small groups. Format - This course is a facilitated, interactive, and collaborative e-learning experience consisting of:
    • Three (3) interactive live sessions
    • Engaging video presentations to help you immerse and orient yourself,
    • Community chat forums and a WhatsApp’s group to help you connect with peers and your mentor.
    • Semi self-paced activities on our learning system. Learn where and when you want to.
    • Activities, assessments, and case studies to check your knowledge.
    • Individual mentoring sessions available at an additional cost.
    After this course, you will know how to:
    • Find the right funding opportunities
    • Make clear Go/No-Go decisions
    • Design an effective team-based writing process
    • Apply the log frame to bring a convincing structure to your proposal
    • Write better text and convincing budgets
    • Understand (and beat) the donor’s appraisal process and criteria
    • Negotiate confidently with donors
    • Write effective budgets
    • Listen to live guest speakers from USAID, European Commission, Business Development Experts and NGO leaders (subject to availability)
    Modules:
    Module 1 - Introduction to Donor and Funding Types
    Module 2 - Donor Scoping and Mapping
    Module 3 - Making informed decisions
    Module 4 - Funding Cycles and Proposal Process
    Module 5 - Key Elements of Proposals
    Module 6 - Introduction to Efficient Budgeting for Proposals
    Module 7 - Practical Tips in Proposal Writing
     
    WWP
    Language - English
    Modality - Online with live interactions
    Duration - 5 weeks
    Start date - 2 September
    Length - 7 Modules
  • In this course you will learn how to write, manage, and negotiate a winning proposal. You will improve your proposal writing skills through exercises on real proposals, case-studies from the world’s leading donors and learn together in small groups. This course is tailored to empower NGOs like yours with the following skills: crafting winning proposals, mastering proposal management and budgeting, negotiating to secure grants and donor contracts, engaging in real-world exercises and case studies and collaborating effectively in small groups. Format - This course is a facilitated, interactive, and collaborative e-learning experience consisting of:
    • Three (3) interactive live sessions
    • Engaging video presentations to help you immerse and orient yourself,
    • Community chat forums and a WhatsApp’s group to help you connect with peers and your mentor.
    • Semi self-paced activities on our learning system. Learn where and when you want to.
    • Activities, assessments, and case studies to check your knowledge.
    • Individual mentoring sessions available at an additional cost.
    After this course, you will know how to:
    • Find the right funding opportunities
    • Make clear Go/No-Go decisions
    • Design an effective team-based writing process
    • Apply the log frame to bring a convincing structure to your proposal
    • Write better text and convincing budgets
    • Understand (and beat) the donor’s appraisal process and criteria
    • Negotiate confidently with donors
    • Write effective budgets
    • Listen to live guest speakers from USAID, European Commission, Business Development Experts and NGO leaders (subject to availability)
    Modules:
    Module 1 - Introduction to Donor and Funding Types
    Module 2 - Donor Scoping and Mapping
    Module 3 - Making informed decisions
    Module 4 - Funding Cycles and Proposal Process
    Module 5 - Key Elements of Proposals
    Module 6 - Introduction to Efficient Budgeting for Proposals
    Module 7 - Practical Tips in Proposal Writing
     
    WWP
    Language - English
    Modality - Online with live interactions
    Duration - 5 weeks
    Start date - 15 July
    Length - 7 Modules
  • Format: 3.5 days classroom based, with online elements before and after the face to face training
    In this course you will learn how to write, manage and negotiate a winning proposal. You will improve your proposal writing skills through exercises on real proposals, case-studies from the world’s leading donors and learn together in small groups. Before and after the course, you benefit from our online learning offers. After this course, you will know how to - Find the right funding opportunities - Make clear Go/No-Go decisions - Design an effective team-based writing process - Apply the logframe to bring a convincing structure to your proposal - Write better text and convincing budgets - Understand (and beat) the donor’s appraisal process and criteria - Negotiate confidently with donors - Write effective budgets - Listen to live guest speakers from USAID, European Commission, Business Development Experts and NGO leaders (subject to availability) All our trainers have at least 15 years experience in proposal writing and business development, and can adapt the course content to your individual needs. Learning is team based, interactive and delivered in English. Structure and Well-being We will share the detailed agenda, location details and pre-study a few weeks before the course starts. Learning happens best when it is supported by a good diet and exercise. Refreshments will be available throughout the day, and a group lunch (included) served each day. Accommodation, Visa and Cancelation policy Please note that accommodation is not included. We can offer discounted accommodation in some locations – please just ask us. Upon request and only after the complete booking, we can provide a letter of confirmation that you are registered to attend an MzN training. Our fair cancellation policy is: 100% refund less transfer cost (if any) if canceled 60 days before course start, 50% refund if canceled between 30 and 60 days, no refund if canceled less than 30 days before or no-show. Should a national emergency, like Covid, be declared, then we will refund all course fees within 10 days. All refunds may be subject to bank transfer fees. Training Course Dates 25-28 March 2024, London 14-17 May 2024, Nairobi 4-7 June , Berlin 27-30 August 2024, London 10-13 September 2024, Washington DC 18-21 November 2024, Berlin A great addition to this course would be to follow on with the Grants & Beyond, Diversifying Income & Building Reserves course.

    Who should attend

    This course is for everyone who wants to be better at proposal writing and win funds. It does not matter if you are a career starter or seasoned professional. Participants come from NGOs of all sizes and around the world. MzN has offered this course since 2013, with an Alumni of over 5000 NGO professionals globally, many who stay connected and continue to share tips, jobs and donor trends.

    Certificate

    Upon completion, MzN provides a certificate in digital and printed format.
  • The budget is the most frequent reason why proposals fail to win funds. Many projects are limiting their impact due to budget management issues!
    In this course you will learn how to write a winning budget in full compliance with the donor, set up an effective team approach to budgets, manage and monitor budgets as well as report on the financials effectively. This course will assist you in feeling confident in reading and creating better budgets.  Format: 3 days (three full days) classroom based, with online elements before and after the face to face training After this course, you will know how to - Write a winning budget in full compliance with the donor in a way that maximises your unrestricted income and is financially sustainable - Set up an effective team approach to budget creation as a basis for successful budget management - Manage and monitor a budget, including variances, utilization rates and create a forecast that allows you to manage a project with more foresight - Report financials effectively and in full compliance to donors, legislation and in a way that is useful to your colleagues - Feel confident reading and creating better budgets All our trainers have at least 15 years experience in proposal writing and business development, and can adapt the course content to your individual needs. Learning is team based, interactive and delivered in English. Structure and Well-being We will share the detailed agenda, location details and pre-study a few weeks before the course. Learning happens best when it is supported by a good diet and exercise. Refreshments will be available throughout the day, and a group lunch (included) served on days 1, 2 and 3. Accommodation, Visa and Cancelation policy Please note that accommodation is not included. We can offer discounted accommodation in some locations – please just ask us. Upon request and only after the complete booking, we can provide a letter of confirmation that you are registered to attend an MzN training. Our fair cancellation policy is: 100% refund less transfer cost (if any) if canceled 60 days before course start, 50% refund if canceled between 30 and 60 days, no refund if canceled lesson than 30 days before or no-show. Should a national emergency, like Covid, be declared, then we will refund all course fees within 10 days. All refunds may be subject to bank transfer fees.  
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