Date: 7 – 15 December 2020
The place: Online training
You have a project idea which needs funding. You want to respond to a request for proposals or mobilise new resources for your organisation. You want to demonstrate your added value but are facing stiff competition. Learn to write a proposal that stands out. We believe that writing a convincing and attractive proposal is something we all can learn.
By the end of the course, you will:
- Have learned to match your unique proposal idea and added value with funders’ needs
- Make sound GO / NO GO decisions on opportunities
- Know how to bring logic and structure to your proposal and improve the writing process
- Understand the appraisal procedures and criteria that will be used to evaluate your proposal
- Have practised & raised your confidence in proposal writing
Course agenda: 7 – 15 December 2020
This course is offered over a 6-day period, involving 8 sessions which lasts 1.5 hours each. Additionally, there is a 2-hour test session before the start of the course. The course is based on a participatory, active learning approach and combines guided virtual classroom sessions with learning at your pace.. The following topics will be covered in the course, which might be further adjusted to suit participants’ training needs:
- Monday, 7 December 2020 (2 hours): Test day; Understand the online tools that are being used; Introduction, objectives and program.
- Tuesday, 8 December 2020 (
Meet your trainers
Lead trainer: Ms. Susanne van Lieshout
Director of MDF Africa, Kenya Office
Ms. Van Lieshout has over 20 years of experience in the overseas development sector working with many UN and other international organizations in Africa, Asia and the Caribbean (e.g. UNDP, UNICEF, ILO, USAID, UNESCO, EU, GTZ, MDF, CARE, PSI, etc.). She is a versatile trainer and has trained over 1000 people in more than 20 countries worldwide, from government, non-profit and private sector. She has developed an allround training expertise in the fields of Soft-skills (leadership, negotiation, presentation
ect.), Facilitation, ToT, Coaching, M&E, Evaluation and Research.
2nd trainer: Mr. Rudolf van der Helm
Mr. van der Helm has over 10 years of working experience with INGOs and Consultancy Firms in advisory and management positions in Asia, Africa and Europe. He excels in bringing theory and practice together and is at his best in a cross-cultural working environment. He designs and facilitates training on Project Cycle Management, Theory of Change development, Monitoring and Evaluation, Proposal Writing, and Advocacy and Policy Influencing.; provides M&E support to a number of INGOs on such as proposal writing, survey design, formulating indicators, developing data collection tools, and training staff on implementing baseline and evaluation studies. Rudolf is extensively involved in designing online modules for blended learning trajectories (e.g.using Moodle, H5P, MURAL), and is an expert in using online M&E tools (e.g. Kobotoolbox, SurveyMonkey, Sprockler).
Info and contacts:
MDF Asia, Vietnam Office
Add: Room 501, A1 building, Van Phuc Diplomatic Compound,
298 Kim Ma Street, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi, Vietnam
Phone: 84 (0)24 6258 4438