Resource Mobilization & Management

Resource mobilisation refers to all activities involved in securing new and additional resources for your organisation. It also involves making better use of, and maximizing, existing resources. Resource mobilisation is often referred to as 'New Business Development

FINANCIAL SELF-RELIANCE & RESOURCE MOBILISATION

COURSE OVERVIEW

This course will provide you with all you need to know to become an effective fundraiser. It will be of interest to anybody who works in organisations that don’t have professional fundraisers on their staff. You don’t need to be a specialist fundraiser to use the techniques we explore here; you are more likely to be someone who has to shoulder the responsibility for raising the funds while doing many other things.

 

PROGRAM KEY FEATURES:

This course will help you build the relationships that you rely on to your work.

All effective organisations have a cause: they want to make a difference to the world around them. To do that, they need funds. Developing your own fundraising capability can make your organisation’s mission statement a reality.

Fundraising isn’t just about writing proposals or collecting money. It’s about building a constituency of supporters for your cause. It’s about learning to communicate effectively with the public and developing a network of enthusiastic and developing a network of enthusiastic and committed supporters for your cause.

When you have completed this course you will be able to;

  • Raise much needed funds for your cause
  • Build a constituency in support of your cause
  • Improve your chances of getting support from major funders, trusts and foundations
  • Manage your funder relationships much more effectively
  • Prioritise your time and energy, so that you are doing sufficient fundraising to get the funds that you need for your work.
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WHO SHOULD ATTEND

  • This course is designed to be of considerable benefit to, project directors, financial and management accounting managers, of funded projects, chief executives, heads of institutions and all executives who are accountable for donor financed projects. Women managers are also particularly welcome
FUNDRAISING AND HOW TO WRITE A GRANT PROPOSAL

COURSE OVERVIEW

This 2-week programme aims to provide you with knowledge, critical understanding and key practical skills to raise funds for humanitarian and development programmes from donor agencies, the corporate sector and the general public. Topics covered include financing options and funding trends in the humanitarian sector; institutional donor funding - key players and their funding priorities; the ethics of fundraising; the fundraising strategy; Steps to Success; researching donors; corporate fundraising; the project log-frame; and proposal writing and costing.

PROGRAM KEY FEATURES:

Upon successful completion of the module, students will be able to:

  • Describe and critically assess the current funding climate and priorities in humanitarian programmes
  • Undertake focussed donor research for fundraising for humanitarian projects
  • Fulfil a resources audit and design a fundraising strategy for a small NGO
  • Outline the challenges and opportunities presented by fundraising from the corporate sector and institutional donors
  • Design a fundraising event to attract support from the general public
  • Prepare a fundraising proposal and supporting budget for a major donor agency

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

  • This course would be beneficial to anybody who has to write bid proposals as part of their job.
FUND-RAISING & RESOURCE MOBILISATIONS PROGRAM

COURSE OVERVIEW

Without adequate resources, there can be no development. The Resource Mobilisation team of an organization is responsible for raising the funds needed, keeping the issues in the cases top of mind of potential donors, developing a network of support and influence to effectively secure resources to run the development organisation over a long period of time. The sources of these funds can be; voluntary contributions, governments, multilateral institutions, foundations, INGO’s, the private sector and individuals. The Resource Mobilisation team strives to secure financial commitments from donors to ensure the funds needed for the implementation of the projects.

PROGRAM KEY FEATURES:

Understanding that, for organisations to start resource mobilisation they need to build the underlying organisational infrastructure which enables them to perform resource mobilisation tasks. Developing the resource mobilisation system and identifying capacity building needs for resource mobilisation. Developing a resource mobilisation strategy.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

  • Board members, executive directors, managers, senior staff, consultants and advisors who are involved in the process of Resource Mobilisation at a development sector organization.