Writing Winning Proposals for Relief & Development Projects
Project planning and proposal writing is one of the key activities in development industry nowadays. The skills that can enable us to plan good projects and writing good proposals are key for successful achievement of our development goals. You may have a very good intention, but if you are not able to communicate it through your proposal, how would the other party realize?
We come up with this course to address the “research-based” needs of development workers and managers to further help their proposal writing skills. This comprehensive five-day training workshop will ensure the participants gain a change in their performance and not only some useful information.
· Fundamentals of writing
· Relating projects to Problems/Needs they are designed to address
· Approaches for active stakeholder involvement
· Problem identification in social development projects (Problem Tree)
· The SMART objective setting process (Objective Tree)
· LFA and its complete definitions and use
· The PCM contribution to overall program goals
· Definition of a problem/need in relief and development
· Difference between proposals and other business communications
· Principles of business writing
· Grammatical errors that we always make
· Review of common writing principles
· Formal writing ethics
· The “Why”, “What” and “How” in development project
· The 7 C’s in writing
· Types of writing and tone in writing
· The “YOU” approach in practice
· Direct and indirect communication
· Paragraph writing
· Paramedics writing (Practice to concise writing)
· The killing jargons
· Common types of proposals used in business
· Components of a proposal
· Using LFA for project planning
· Project Goal, SMART Objectives and activities
· Give me a reason to read!
· What to put first and why?
· Help me know you?
· What is the point?
· Take the reader to a show
· Indicators, Source/Means of Verification, Assumptions
Team leaders, NGO directors and project managers.