Capacity Africa Institute was established in 1999 .The organization was formed to address capacity building needs among development organizations in Africa. The organization has over twelve years experience working with development partners in capacity building in South Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Congo, Somalia, Tanzania, Burundi and Rwanda. We have trained over 3500 development workers in various developments related thematic areas. We have further conducted over fifty participatory mid term and end term evaluations in the region. Our package is results-oriented and hands-on, enabling our trainees and partners to learn and apply the skills gained on conclusion of the exercise planned. The organization provides a depth of collective technical expertise and experiences as well as demonstrated ability to work in a variety of cultural settings.

Training Course Brief

One of the key reasons that there is no meaningful development in Africa is the lack of capacity by beneficiaries to implement sustainable programmes. Statistics have shown that many programs and initiatives being pursued by a majority of NGOs and CBOs are not sustainable and die out within the initial stages of implementation due to lack of adequate funding and human resources to effectively realize the intended goals. The situation is compounded further with majority of these NGOS/CBOs depending only one donor or none at all, while a few others have numerous donors willing to partner with them through funding their various proposals and programs. The biggest challenge facing most of these organizations is lack of adequate appropriate in-house capacity to attract the right donors to the organization. Many other programmes .With the right skills and capacity, there are thousands of donors for available to fund your projects out there. However many organizations, unfortunately, are still grappling with key fundamentals issues such as; where are the donors? What projects get funding? What the current donor priorities are? And how to approach donors for funding.

The Proposal Writing & Fund raising training program is professionally designed to address these pertinent issues in the African perspective. This workshop will equip you and your organization with up to date information on: modern trends in Proposal Writing & Fund Raising Identification of donor priorities, reasons why some of your project proposals don’t get funded, maximizing the possibilities of the internet in accessing more resources for your projects. In addition, you will get opportunity to meet donors and create endless possibilities for Proposal Writing & Fund Raising for your organization. This is ‘a must attend’ training workshop for those who want to make a difference; those individuals and organizations desiring to be on top.


Proposal Writing and Fund raising skills form the backbone of any NGO/CBO if they are going to attract and maintain confidence among key partners. Hence, for sustainable strategies, organizations must enhance their skills and capacity on Proposal Writing, fund raising among their key personnel.

Dates: 3-week course, starting on December 17th 2012 to 10th January 2013 Course Format:

The course is an online and long distance learning course, including: presentations, notes, continuous assessment and certification. No real time meetings are required.

Topics: It will cover the following topic areas: Proposal Writing and Fundraising has the following modules/ Presentations:

1) Fundraising tips and Project Background

2)Writing an Organizational Background

3) Project Planning and Writing a problem Statement

4) Formulating a goal and Smart Objectives

5) Developing Activities and Work plan

6) Writing about Project Management and Monitoring and Evaluation

7) Risks and Assumptions, Expected Outcomes and Impact

8)Developing a Log Frame

9)) Developing a Project Budget

10) Online Fundraising Tips

11) Developing a Fund Raising Strategy for your Organization

WHO SHOULD SIGN UP FOR THE COURSE? • Program & Project managers/Officers and Financial Managers of NGOs • Fund Raising Officers in NGOs and Private Sector • Consultants in the development sector • Personnel in the Micro Finance sector • Researchers • Representatives from donor organizations • Individuals undertaking their Post graduate courses • Those interested in building a successful career in the development sector Course Instructor:

The course is moderated by Karegwa Muchiri the Director of Capacity Africa Institute. He did his Bachelor’s degree in Development Studies at Kenyatta University Nairobi and Master of Arts Degree in Development Communications at Gregorian University Rome, Italy.

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