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Effective Grant Proposal Writing Training

Effective Grant Proposal Writing Training


The course is designed for both novice and experienced grant seekers, it is a comprehensive, hands-on training that covers researching funding sources and writing award winning proposals. Other topics covered include defining objectives, researching and getting to know the donor; how to develop a logic model; preparing budgets; and how to follow up with the donor. Further, the course will teach you how to use a standard proposal writing format, the most widely used in the world. During the course, participants will search out funding sources and you will develop a proposal for your own organization or agency. Participants will leave this course with new skills and the ability to apply those skills to the needs of their own organization and community.


By the end of this course, participants will be able to describe and understand the basic guidelines for grant proposal writing success, why proposals are rejected, and the building blocks of a grant proposal, which includes planning, writing, and submitting a proposal.


Participants will be able to write effective grant proposals that stand a strong chance of receiving a positive response from funders. Participants will also be introduced to specialized agencies concerned with bridging the gap between funders and grantees.


The course is divided into eight learning modules. The syllabus identifies each modular instructional objectives, study activities and assignments.


Module 1: Introduction to Proposal Writing

  • Introduction
  • What is grant proposal?
  • The importance of proposal
  • The satisfaction of proposal
  • Grant Proposal as a challenge competition
  • Solicited and unsolicited proposals
  • Main rules for unsolicited proposals
  • Assignment

Module 2: The Request for Proposal (RFP)

  • Introduction
  • How to get request for proposal
  • The request for proposal
  • Components of a request for proposal
  • Proposal writing as a statistical game
  • The standardized approach to request for proposal (RFP)
  • Using proposal decision form for follow-up
  • Assignment

Module 3: Program Development and Planning

  • Introduction
  • Pre-planning and project management
  • Situational Assessment
  • Identifying goals, population(s) of interest and objectives
  • Identify strategies, activities, and resources
  • Developing indicators
  • Review the program plan
  • Assignment

Module 4: Developing a Logic Model

  • Introduction
  • Stages of developing a logic model
  • Preparing to develop your logic model
  • Developing or assembling information
  • Creating the logic model
  • Review and revise the logic model
  • Assignment

Module 5: The Six-point Guideline and Strategy for Winning a Proposal

  • Establish technical credibility
  • Use a funder-centered approach
  • Get the budget right
  • Write simply
  • Add unique selling points (USPs)
  • Go the extra mile
  • assignment

Module 6: The Building Blocks of a Proposal

  • Introduction
  • Cover letter
  • Cover/title page
  • Proprietary Notice
  • Technical approach
  • Project team and relevant experience
  • Project budget
  • Schedule/timetable
  • Certifications
  • End reviews
  • Appendixes
  • Assignment

Module 7: Packaging and Submitting the Proposal & Final Examination

  • Introduction
  • Funding agency forms
  • Packaging, politicking and refunding
  • Submission, traditional and online
  • Tips for final checks
  • Final Examination
  • Participants Evaluation of Course/Feedback

Event Information

Event Date 06-05-2024
Event End Date 10-05-2024
Individual Price $1,200.00
Location Nairobi, Kenya