Fundamentals of Proposal Writing & Development Course (Online)

Pyramid Learning delivers the Proposal Writing Online Course to individuals – via a 4-week on-line course – and via organization-wide cohorts.

Proposal Writing

An essential part of the work in development organizations is to apply for funds and write proposals. This interactive course will provide participants with the fundamentals of proposal writing and give a deeper insight into the process of proposal writing and integrating a participatory approach. This course is intended to provide general guidance on the foundations of proposal writing and is suitable for individuals and teams wanting to provide structure to their business development processes.

Institutional Background

Pyramid Learning provides engaging and scalable learning for humanitarian relief and development practitioners. They work with individuals and organizations – delivering online and face-to-face courses, designing custom courses, such as PMD Pro [Now, Project Dpo], MEAL DPro, FMD Pro, Program DPro developing credentials and facilitating learning events. 

Their mission is to make quality learning appropriate, accessible and actionable. To help those doing good, do even better.

All their products and services are designed to be accessible, appropriate and actionable. They prioritize practical skills and tools, while providing easy-to-deploy learning systems that can be used to upskill a single team or scaled to support a whole organization.

About the Course Instructor

Amanda Fleetwood has more than 15 years of experience working in the international development sector, providing capacity building and consulting services to a wide array of organizations. Currently, she is based in the Middle East and has experience working in Latin America, Asia, and Africa. Amanda is also on the Board of Directors for PM4NGOs, where she has assisted in the development of Professional Guides such as the PgMD Pro and the re-development of the PMD Pro. 

Amanda uses an interactive and dynamic approach to capacity building, engaging participants and providing real-world examples to better ensure retention of concepts and tools.

Amanda’s expertise is & certified in PMD Pro, Program DPro, MEAL DPro, and Proposal Writing. She has an MS in International Public Service Management and MA Certificate in Women’s and Gender Studies from DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois, and an MS in Measurement and Evaluation from American University in Washington, DC.

Course Schedule & Time-line

Starting date: Nov. 2 – Nov. 27, 2020

The course is approximately 5-8 hours per week over 4 weeks – there are many learning styles and some people prefer to take longer. 

The Proposal Writing

  An essential part of the work in development organizations is to apply for funds and write proposals. This interactive course will provide participants with the fundamentals of proposal writing and give a deeper insight into the process of proposal writing and integrating a participatory approach. This course is intended to provide general guidance on the foundations of proposal writing and is suitable for individuals and teams wanting to provide structure to their business development processes.

Objectives:

  • Understand the different components of proposals.
  • Develop an understanding of how to incorporate proposal writing into the project management process.
  • Gain insight into utilizing a structured approach to proposal writing
  • Establish a methodology for participatory proposal development and writing.
  • Ensuring that proposals compelling and conclusive.

Course Structure

Module 1: Introduction to Proposal Writing

An introduction to the various types of proposals (solicited and unsolicited), the proposal writing process, stakeholder engagement, and preparation for the proposal writing process.

Module 2: Proposal Writing and Identification/Definition

This module focuses on integrating proposal writing into the first phase of the project lifecycle, going through the steps of Identification and Definition from a proposal writing perspective.

Module 3: Drafting the Proposal

This module focuses on steps and practices for drafting proposals.

Module 4: Editing the Proposal and Best Practices

This module will focus on language and compliance, ensuring that proposals are written in the appropriate format and provide succinct information in required formats.

Format

This Proposal Writing Online Course is designed for the active professionals who want to learn or deeper their insight in writing successful proposal applications for funds via a process that is virtual, social and mobile-ready, participants will get their access data, the usernames and the password for the learning system prior to the class starting after the payment received through the local agent.


As you go through the course, you will interact with facilitators and other learners from across the globe, exploring ideas and participating in conversations about the different skills and tools of proposal writing.  

Learning activities include completing course readings, watching instructional videos, competing complete e-learning modules and submitting examples of work.

Everything about the course design is flexible!  The learning platform is accessible when you want – day or night.  

As you go through the course, modules will unlock – as long as you are doing the work! The platform allows you to go back and review what others are saying. If you need to take a break, you can catch up. The course is also mobile-ready, so you continue to learn when you are on-the-go.

For best results, we recommend that you develop a learning plan that allocates approximately 5-8 hours each week for study.  In order to progress through the course, you will need to complete the learning activities. You will also be expected to join in course discussions, contributing to discussions and responding to your classmates comments!

 The more you do, the more you learn  and the faster you progress through the course. We hope that this creates an interesting learning and sharing experience.

Course Fee 

Individual participants would pay $125 for the course including local coaching.
 NB: There is still a chance to book the course on $100 only, but there will be no extra help or coaching. You will simply be purchasing the generic, open course.

Certificate of Completion/Attendance

Everyone who completes the course successfully will receive a certificate of attendance or completion at the end. 

For more Information

In case you may need additional details about the course, want to register the course, please contact us at info@pyramidlearning.org or drdualeh@hesma.or.ke ; you can also call Dr. Mohamed Y. Dualeh at this number +252 63 4417945 for your further enquiries.

Official website: https://www.pyramidlearning.org/  

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