PROPOSAL AND REPORT WRITING
Date: 24 – 25 Nov 2016
Length: 2 days
Location: Sandton, South Africa
ABOUT THE COURSE:
Proposal and report writing serve important functions in humanitarian agencies and are common and necessary tasks for staff in various levels and roles throughout an organisation. Nevertheless, writing proposals and reports can be challenging. The ability of NGOs to deliver aid is dependent on their access to funds, and the quality of project proposals determines whether or not funds are ultimately received. Reports must analyse the information that is presented, draw consistent conclusions, and make sensible and practical recommendations, otherwise they risk falling short of their objective.
It is essential for the operation of humanitarian programmes that organisations have the capacity to design, write and deliver high quality project proposals and reports. This course will focus on aspects that make proposals effective and successful and will introduce participants to best practices in proposal writing for the humanitarian sector. It will consider the reporting back process that follows a successful proposal.
Elements of proposals and reports: structure and components
Tools for planning and preparation
Formal and informal reporting
Identifying proposal purpose and understanding donor requirements
Writing skills, including language, layout, format, structure, flow and finishing
Common mistakes and best practices
Who should attend?
This course is aimed at programme officers, managers, and other humanitarian staff whose roles involve producing proposals and reports for their organisation.