Knowledge, Skills and Strategies
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Project Proposals for Results (3 days)

How to prepare and successfully present a project

Courses in Geneva in 2010

To be announced

Course fee and registration:

Early bird fee/full fee (in Swiss Francs, more information):
- Non-OECD: CHF 870/1020
- OECD: CHF 1170/1320

To register, please fill in this form and send it to us by email. For further enquiries, please contact us.


A lot of worthy projects cannot take off due to the lack of funding. Many donor agencies find it difficult to giving support to NGO projects due to an incomplete or unsatisfactory project proposal. At the end, communities may not obtain the assistance or service they need, despite the efforts of the NGO.

During this three-day course Project Proposals for Results, participants will learn the skills and practical tools needed to successfully plan and present a real-life project in three steps. To this purpose, participants will first learn to define a project and its objectives. The second step is to plan the project and the resources needed and to prepare the presentation in writing. The third step is to practice and discuss the presentation of the project proposal among participants. At the end of the course, participants will have the opportunity to meet representatives of donor agencies in the area to discuss criteria for project funding (to be confirmed for each course).

As a participant, you can develop your own project proposal during the course. The course trainer will provide individual advice on each project proposal during or after the course.
In this participatory and highly interactive course, participants are encouraged to share their experiences, good practices and lessons learned to further enhance learning opportunities.

Click here to download the course leaflet (PDF format).

Who should attend

The course will benefit all persons who participate in the formulation of project proposals, including:

  • Directors and department heads who lead the project planning process
  • Project managers with little experience
  • Newly appointed project managers
  • Team leaders of a project
  • NGO staff, community leaders and officers involved in designing and implementing a project.

    How you and your organisation will benefit - Learning Objectives

    On this course, participants will be able to:
  • Become familiar with the project development cycle in the NGO context
  • Describe and gain insight into the different criteria of donor agencies in supporting a project
  • Identify projects which match an organization's long-term goals
  • Define project objectives and the resources needed to implement it
  • Learn how to plan the implementation of a project and to monitor its progress
  • Develop a presentation format for the project proposal
  • Practice their project presentations with other course participants.

    Course programme

    Day 1

    • Project development cycle
    • Donor criteria

      Project Planning

    • Revisiting Vision-Mission-Goal Statements
    • Project Identification
    • Formulating the Project Outline
    Day 2
      Project Formulation

    • Cover Sheet
    • Executive Summary
    • Statement of the Problem
    • Project Objectives and Indicators
    • Project Beneficiaries
    • Project Activities
    • Project Budget
    • Project Management
    • Monitoring and Evaluation
    • Reporting and Communication Requirements
    Day 3
      Project Proposal Presentation

    • Packaging
    • Presentation Skills
    • Individual Presentation of the Project Proposal and Debate

    Individual consultation

    As a participant, you can obtain an individual consultation from the trainer during the course on how to further develop a project of your own, or on another subject of your choice.

    Course venue

    If there are no management courses for NGOs in your country yet, please read about our partnership approach, the benefits for partner organisations and three simple steps to organize the training courses for NGOs in your community.

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