Training on Resource Mobilization and Proposal Writing

Training, Personal development

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About the Course

The ability of development partners to implement their project interventions is dependent on their access to donor funding. Access to these funds requires submission of proposals for consideration by the potential donors. Project results should be effectively communicated and shared through good reports.

For sustainable and effective implementation of project interventions, it is essential that organizations have the capacity to design, write and deliver high quality project proposals and reports.This course aims to equip participants with skills in writing and presenting effective and successful 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 duration

7 Days

What you will learn

By the end of this course the participants will be able to:

  • Understand different ways of resource mobilization
  • Understand the principles of project development and proposal writing
  • Organize the different components of a proposal in a logical flow
  • Write an effective proposal according to donor’s requirements and guidelines
  • Use of M&E frameworks in project design when developing a proposal
  • Write good quality reports tailored to a target audience

What you will learn

Course Outline

Introduction to Resource Mobilization

  • Resource mobilization principles and practices
  • Resource mobilization approaches
    • Proposal and grants application
    • Fundraising
    • Business Plans
  • Current funding environment for non-profit organizations

Resource Mobilization Planning

  • Strategic plan and resource mobilization
  • Resource mobilization strategy
  • Resource mobilization action plan

Overview of Proposal Writing

  • Proposal writing in grants mobilization
  • Understanding donors’ requirements
  • Proposal formats
  • Project development and proposal Writing

Components of a Project Proposal

Project Rationale

  • Project Background
  • Needs Assessment including target population
  • Project Justification

Project Overview

  • Project Goal and Objectives
  • Project Beneficiaries
  • Critical Assumptions
  • Project Strategies

Project Design

  • Project theory of change 
  • Design of project results using causal pathway
  • Project Activities; outputs and activities matrix 
  • Logical framework 
  • Performance measurement framework

Project Monitoring and Evaluation

  • Monitoring plan
  • Evaluation plan

Risk Management

  • Risk Matrix
  • Risk Response plan

Project Management

  • Project organogram
  • Project Coordination
  • Partners responsibilities

Cross Cutting Issues in Proposal Writing

  • Gender Mainstreaming
  • Governance
  • Environmental Sustainability
  • Human Rights

Budget Development

  • Detailed budget
  • Cost Sharing 
  • Summary budget

Organization Capacity 

  • Organization profile
  • Organization Capacity
  • Relevant experience

Submitting the Proposal

  • Funding agency forms
  • Packaging, politicking and refunding
  • Submission, traditional and online
  • Tips for final checks

Proposal Review

  • Proposal review criteria
  • Proposal review process
  • Grant agreement

Proposal and Report writing Best practices

  • Common mistakes during proposal and report writing
  • Tips for successful proposal and report writing
  • Case studies of successful proposals and effective reports

Training Approach

This course is delivered by our seasoned trainers who have vast experience as expert professionals in the respective fields of practice. The course is taught through a mix of practical activities, theory, group works and case studies.

Training manuals and additional reference materials are provided to the participants.


Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be issued with a certificate.

Tailor-Made Course

We can also do this as tailor-made course to meet organization-wide needs. Contact us to find out more: [email protected]