Grant Writing Course

This is the most practical workshop I have ever attended. Beyond the fact that it was excellently organized, the content was new and unconventional. It was real, participatory and practical. The worksheets gave clear insights and actionable steps for my organization’s project. (Past Participant)

Overview

 

Inadequate access to funds and lack of diversification of funding sources are significant challenges to continued professional and institutional growth for social ventures in developing countries. The goal of this course is to provide intensive grant-making training for social entrepreneurs and social change leaders. This 4-day onsite or 5-week online course will empower learners with practical grant-making and fundraising skills that are useful in all settings of international development. After the course, they will be able to raise funds for their impact projects. Previous participants have raised over $600,000.

Learning Objectives

  • Learn how project proposal ideas are developed;
  • Understand strategies for developing relationships with funders;
  • Understand the major components of a project proposal; Learn how to develop strategies for successfully implementing funded projects;
  • Become familiar with the grants opportunities available through the US Embassy.
  • Receive a resource directory of “Funding for Community Development Projects in Africa” compiled by Professor Jesse Lutabingwa;
  • Learn about other fundraising concepts besides grant writing, and share knowledge about what has worked well within their organizations and explore opportunities to collaborate with each other.

LEAD FACILITATOR

The lead facilitator is Professor Jesse Lutabingwa an expert in grant writing, Associate vice chancellor of international education and development; director of international research and development; and professor of public administration Office of International Education and Development, Department of Government and Justice Studies, Appalachian State University, North Carolina, USA.

ONLINE VERSION

The online course would be delivered using recorded class sessions from previous grant writing courses that we have held, Facebook live sessions, live webinars, workgroups, and assignments and it would adopt a project-based learning approach. Most instructions would come through emails.

PREFERRED PARTICIPANTS

Preferred participants are emerging non-profit executives or entrepreneurs who require grant writing for raising funds to sustain or scale their impacts and must be available for the entire course duration. Participants of the online edition must have good connectivity, a Gmail account.

COST AND PAYMENT

Cost of training: Onsite- $100 (N36, 000, Online- $30 (N10, 000) You may pay using this link www.sozo.com.ng/donate Or directly to our account: Account Name: Sozo Empowerment and Mentorship Initiative Bank: Zenith Bank Naira account number: 1016372514 GBP: 5060274365 USD: 5071093016

Contact us via contact@sozonetworks.com for more information