Proposals are persuasive documents that are fundamental tools in organizational funding and output. This course will look at sources of funding, types of proposals and how to write proposals that will meet funding agencies requirements. This will include a number of tips and techniques to increase the potential success of your proposals.
An important but often overlooked aspect of proposal writing will also be covered- Building and Maintaining Relationships. Relationships are built on honesty. Potential projects must be a good fit for your organization and your organization must be ready to do the work contained in the proposal. The most successful proposals are going to be those that fulfill the mission and values of your organization and that of the funding agencies as well!
What Topics are Covered?
- Sources of Funding
- Funder Selection
- Top Ten Challenges
- Types of Proposals
- Proposals as a Relationship Builder
- The Ten Steps of Proposal Writing
- Defining Your Proposal
- Key Elements of a Proposal
- Defining the Needs and Desired Results
- Resources and Activities and Evaluation
- Conclusion, Introduction, and Executive Summary
What Will Students Learn?
- Locate potential funders for your organizations on the Internet and use evaluative skills to identify the appropriateness of funding related to their own organization
- Explain the necessity of matching funders interests with organizational needs and use this knowledge in decisions about the validity of submitting a funding proposal
- Describe and understand the basic elements of proposal writing for not-for-profit organizations
- Describe and understand the basic process for successful proposal writing
- Analyze effective relationship-building strategies to engage with funders and use this knowledge in writing a funding proposal
- Describe at least five reasons why funding proposals can be rejected
- Plan, write and submit a proposal in response to funders guidelines
Once done, you may get a certificate certified by the Filipino Institute, an internationally accredited organization, for a fee of AED 70. To know more about the free online courses, contact Dean Oliver at email@example.com or send him a WhatsApp message at +971-58-2439959.
- Lectures 22
- Quizzes 1
- Duration 18 hours
- Language English
- Students 10
- Assessments Self
Lesson One: Course Overview
Students have an opportunity to identify their personal learning objectives.
Lesson Two: Sources of Funding
To begin the course, students will identify trends in the funding environment, types of funders and will identify potential funders to connect with.
Lesson Three: Funder Selection
Next, students will investigate the potential funders identified in the last lesson to see if they are indeed a good fit for your proposal.
Lesson Four: Types of Proposals
In this lesson, students will learn about three of the most common forms of proposals; Proposal Forms, Letter Proposals and Partnership Proposals.
Lesson Five: Proposals as a Relationship Builder
In this lesson, students will look at the stages of building a relationship with a potential funder.
Lesson Six: RFPs/RFQs (Requests for Proposals or Request for Quote)
This lesson covers the common elements of RFPs, sources of RFPs, how to increase your chances of success and you will work on an RFP Case Study.
Lesson Seven: The Ten Steps of Proposal Writing
Next, students will learn about the ten steps in proposal writing.
Lesson Eight: Defining Your Proposal
Students will use the first six steps learned in the last lesson to develop a draft outline for a proposal.
Lesson Nine: Key Elements of a Proposal
Here, students will learn not only the key elements in a proposal but also the order in which to write them.
Lesson Ten: Defining the Needs and Desired Results
In this lesson, trainees will learn how to define the needs they are addressing and the direct and indirect results of their project.
Lesson Eleven: Resources and Activities and Evaluation
Students here will learn what funders are expecting to be covered in the Resources and Activities as well as the importance of having a measurable evaluation process in place.
Lesson Twelve: Sustainability and Budget
This lesson will indicate what funders expect to be shown in the form of sustainability and good stewardship of money.
Lesson Thirteen: Conclusion, Introduction, and Executive Summary
Here, students will learn the essential information to include in the Conclusion,
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