Proposals are persuasive documents that are fundamental tools in organisational 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 organisation and your organisation 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 organisation and that of the funding agencies as well!
You will spend the first part of the day getting to know other participants and discussing what will take place during the workshop. Participants will also have an opportunity to identify their personal learning objectives.
Sources of Funding
To begin the course, participants will identify trends in the funding environment, types of funders and will identify potential funders to connect with.
Next, participants will investigate the potential funders identified in the last session to see if they are indeed a good fit for your proposal.
Types of Proposals
In this session, participants will learn about three of the most common forms of proposals; Proposal Forms, Letter Proposals and Partnership Proposals.
Proposals as a Relationship Builder
In this session, participants will look at the stages of building a relationship with a potential funder.
RFPs/RFQs (Requests for Proposals or Request for Quote)
This session 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.
The Ten Steps of Proposal Writing
Next, participants will learn about the ten steps in proposal writing.
Defining Your Proposal
Participants will use the first six steps learned in the last session to develop a draft outline for a proposal.
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.
Defining the Needs and Desired Results
In this session, trainees will learn how to define the needs they are addressing and the direct and indirect results of their project.
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.
Sustainability and Budget
This session will indicate what funders expect to be shown in the form of sustainability and good stewardship of money.
Conclusion, Introduction, and Executive Summary
Here, students will learn the essential information to include in the Conclusion, Introduction and Executive Summary.
At the end of the course, participants will have an opportunity to ask questions and fill out an action plan.
For details on the differences between “in-house” and “all-inclusive” please see below
We’re keen to ensure that all the participants get the most out of the day, so ideally, we would love to have a room that has natural daylight, space to move, sit and write / work in small groups and utilise the wall space.
It helps to have the equipment provided but we can provide screen, projectors, flip charts and sound etc.
The “in-house” price includes training materials for all participants and a brilliant trainer… come coach… come facilitator.
The price excludes facilitator travel / accommodation (if required) and VAT.
Quite simply, we take all the hassle, stress and time required to organise your course off-site.
We will provide;
We think this is great value and ideal for companies who do not have the resource or time to organise the training.
Please see “Terms” for specific details on our all-inclusive offer.
Full Course Terms and Conditions are available upon request and are provided during the booking process.
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