Food Security and Agriculture

Training Course on Resource Mobilization and Proposal Writing

Course Overview

In a world where ideas and initiatives have the power to create positive change, the ability to effectively mobilize resources and write compelling proposals is paramount. This course is designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills required to successfully secure the resources needed to turn your ideas into reality. By completing this training, you will have gained a comprehensive understanding of resource mobilization strategies and acquired the skills needed to write persuasive and effective proposals.

Target Participants

This course is aimed at managers, program/project coordinators, and other project staff whose roles involve developing proposals for fundraising and report writing for their organization.

Course Objectives

By completing this course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand resource mobilization methods.
  • Grasp project development and proposal writing principles.
  • Organize the different components of a proposal in a logical flow
  • Write effective proposals following donor guidelines.
  • Apply monitoring and evaluation frameworks in proposal development.
  • Generate quality reports for specific audiences.

Course Duration: 5 days

Course Outline

Module 1. Introduction to Resource Mobilization

  • Principles and practices
  • Approaches
  • Resource mobilization cycle
  • Identifying funding opportunities
  • Current nonprofit funding landscape
  • Strategic planning for mobilization

Module 2. Resource Mobilization Strategy

  • Analyzing mobilization situations
  • Defining resource needs and gaps
  • Identifying resource sources (donors, partners)
  • Crafting mobilization strategies
  • Developing an action plan
  • Enhancing donor relationships

Module 3. Introduction to Proposal Writing

  • Proposal’s role in resource mobilization
  • Understanding donor requirements
  • Donor proposal formats and guidelines
  • Linking project development with proposals
  • Components: concept note, proposal, pitch deck

4. Writing a Proposal: Components

  • Background and context
  • Problem statement
  • Justification and rationale
  • Project design with theory of change
  • Logical framework and performance measurement
  • Implementation strategies and sub-tasks
  • Monitoring and evaluation plans
  • Risk management and response
  • Project management and coordination
  • Addressing cross-cutting issues (gender, governance, sustainability, rights)
  • Developing a work plan
  • Showcasing organization capacity and experience
  • Budget development (detailed, cost sharing, summary)

Module 5. Submitting the Proposal

  • Completing funding agency forms
  • Packaging, presentation, and submission methods
  • Final checks before submission

Module 6. Proposal Review and Agreement

  • Criteria for reviewing proposals
  • Review process
  • Grant agreement details

Module 7. Proposal and Report Writing Best Practices

  • Avoiding common proposal writing mistakes
  • Tips for successful proposals
  • Examining case studies of successful proposals

Note: This outline provides a general structure for the training. The specific content, activities, and duration of each session may be adjusted based on the target audience, learning objectives, and available time.

Classroom Training Schedule

Start Date End Date Location Cost Apply
Jul 22, 2024 Jul 26, 2024 Nairobi $ 950 Register
Aug 26, 2024 Aug 30, 2024 Nairobi $ 950 Register
Sep 30, 2024 Oct 04, 2024 Nairobi $ 950 Register
Nov 04, 2024 Nov 08, 2024 Nairobi $ 950 Register
Dec 09, 2024 Dec 13, 2024 Nairobi $ 950 Register
Jun 17, 2024 Jun 21, 2024 Nairobi $ 950 Register

Virtual Training Schedule

Start Date End Date Location Cost Apply
Aug 05, 2024 Aug 09, 2024 Online $ 350 Register
Sep 09, 2024 Sep 13, 2024 Online $ 350 Register
Oct 14, 2024 Oct 18, 2024 Online $ 350 Register
Nov 18, 2024 Nov 22, 2024 Online $ 350 Register

Registration Process

Enrolling in our training programs is effortless! Upon submitting your details on the course registration link, a representative will get in touch with the relevant information.

Group Discounts

Boost your team's skills and maximize value with our attractive group discounts. Enroll 3 or more participants and enjoy significant discounts on any of our training programs.

Course Language

This Training course is offered in ENGLISH . Please indicate the language of choice during registration.

Training Approach

Our instructor-led trainings use well guided presentations, practical exercises, and group acivities. Participants are encouraged to bring any data relevant to their job responsibilities. Training manuals and additional reference materials are provided to the participants.


Upon completion of training, the participant will be issued with a certificate of Completion.

Post Training Support

Our commitment our clients success extends beyond the training program. We offer ongoing 3 months support through Q&A sessions, online forums, and access to our expert instructors.

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