Grant Management and Fundraising Course

Grant Management and Fundraising Course

# Course Date Duration Location Course fee: Registration
11 24/01/2022 To 04/02/2022 10 Days Nairobi Kenya USD 2,000
12 18/04/2022 To 29/04/2022 10 Days Nairobi Kenya USD 2,000
13 11/07/2022 To 22/07/2022 10 Days Nairobi Kenya USD 2,000
14 03/10/2022 To 14/10/2022 10 Days Mombasa, Kenya USD 2,000
15 12/12/2022 To 23/12/2022 10 Days Mombasa, Kenya USD 2,000


This course is comprehensive on grants management and fundraising, spanning the grants lifecycle from pre-award through grant closeout. The course provides the Federal, pass-through, and recipient workforces with the knowledge and skills they need to improve program and public accountability, efficiency, and outcomes for beneficiaries.

Course Objectives

  • Identify and understand the critical terms and conditions of grant aid for donor-funded projects
  • Ensure compliance with donor terms and conditions
  • Understand the donor requirements in relation to supporting documents, correct procurement of goods and services and meeting financial reporting requirements
  • Managing multiple-funded programmes
  • Understand proposal writing, project planning and problem analysis
  • Prepare a donor financial report to match with a project narrative report
  • Describe the phases in the grant management cycle clarify key responsibilities and routines needed for successful grant management
  • Identify the requirements for closing off a donor grant
  • Manage the relationship with donors, head office and implementing partners with greater confidence
  • Appreciate the contribution of the different functions within the organization (program and project staff) and cultivate good work relationship between the teams, finance and programme staff working closely for Successful grant management
  • Develop Grants management planning implementation and reporting tools
  • Develop Proposal writing skills, project Planning and Project problem analysis


10 days

Course Content

  • Module 1 – Principles of Effective Aid Coordination

·         Efficiency

·         Alignment with national planning

·         Flexibility to establish donor coordination groups

·         Compliance with international standards and guidelines

·         Involvement of national leadership and display of ownership

·         Improved harmonisation and coordination

Module 2 – Factors for Aid Classification

·         Intended purpose

·         Terms or conditions of receipt

·         Sources

·         Urgency

Module 3 – Different Types of Foreign Aid

·         Bilateral aid

·         Military aid

·         Multilateral aid

·         Humanitarian assistance

Module 4 – Advantages of Foreign Aid

·         Helps fight local problems more effectively

·         Creates an independent world

·         Benefits donor nations

·         Stops effects of poverty

·         Creates a positive relationship

·         Saves lives

Module 5 – Disadvantages of Foreign Aid

·         No guarantee of benefit

·         May lead to display of favouritism

·         Often under-utilised

·         Can create dependency

·         Donor interference in governance

·         Can perpetuate conflicts

·         No consistent relationship with investment and growth

·         Can eliminate free market price controls

·         Can affect global trade

·         Can be used for future influence

·         Can increase local costs for basic supplies

·         Can be destructive on the local environment

Module 6 – Obstacles to Donor/Aid Coordination

·         Division of labour issues

·         Political concerns about direct budget support

·         Lack of inter-agency coordination

·         Personal disincentives

Module 7 – Sources of Fundraising

·         Grants from agencies, foundations and corporations

·         Individual donors

·         Sales and services

Module 8 – Methods of Fundraising

·         Special events

·         Donor relationship and cultivation

·         Capital and comprehensive campaigns

·         Accountable fundraising

·         Professional fundraising

Module 9 – Best Practices of Fundraising

·         Use credible, cost-effective fundraising methods

·         Be accountable

·         Respond quickly to questions and complaints

·         Publish annual reports

·         Update paper work

·         Express gratitude

Module 10 – Deterrents to Fundraising

·         Lack of patience

·         Insufficient planning

·         Poor communication

·         Poor networking

·         Lack of appeal/credibility

·         Lack of long-term planning

Module 11 – Grants Lifecycle

·         Pre-Award activities

·         Planning

·         Proposal Submission

·         Award of Grant

·         Post-Award activities

·         Implementation

·         Monitoring and Evaluation

·         Amendments

·         Reporting

·         Close out

Module 12 – Elements of Grants Application

·         Grants Preparation and Planning

·         Developing Goals, and Objectives

·         Finalizing and Submitting Grants Application

General Notes

·         All our courses can be Tailor-made to participants needs

·         The participant must be conversant with English

·         Presentations are well guided, practical exercise, web based tutorials and group work. Our facilitators are expert with more than 10years of experience.

·         Upon completion of training the participant will be issued with Foscore development center certificate (FDC-K)

·         Training will be done at Foscore development center (FDC-K) center in Nairobi Kenya. We also offer more than five participants training at requested location within Kenya, more than ten participant within east Africa and more than twenty participant all over the world.

·         Course duration is flexible and the contents can be modified to fit any number of days.

·         The course fee includes facilitation training materials, 2 coffee breaks, buffet lunch and a Certificate of successful completion of Training. Participants will be responsible for their own travel expenses and arrangements, airport transfers, visa application dinners, health/accident insurance and other personal expenses.

·         Accommodation, pickup, freight booking and Visa processing arrangement, are done on request, at discounted prices.

·         One year free Consultation and Coaching provided after the course.

·         Register as a group of more than two and enjoy discount of (10% to 50%) plus free five hour adventure drive to the National game park, in Nairobi.

·         Payment should be done two week before commence of the training, to FOSCORE DEVELOPMENT CENTER account, so as to enable us prepare better for you.