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Supervision & Implementation Support

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MDF Asia - WRITING WINNING PROPOSALS, 14 - 17 May 2018, Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok, Thailand

Course Objective

You have an excellent project idea and now comes the challenge of gaining access to funding. Should you respond to a request for services, Call for proposals, or approach the donor organisation directly? An attractive, convincing, and honest proposal will increase your chances manifold.

Course Highlights:

  • Understand and be able to analyse the contents of a tender dossier (request for service proposal) and guidelines for calls foproposal;
  • Turn clients’ needs into convincing strategyand concrete activities in line with your organisation’s capabilities;
  • Know how to bring needed logic and structure to your proposal;
  • Apply a convincing and attractive writing style;
  • Raise your confidence in proposal writing;
  • Apply all tools and methods for a proposal you choose to work on during the course.

For whom?

You are a manger or staff member working for a consultancy firm, an NGO, or a government institute, involved in writing project proposals or in responding to tenders for services or grants


Course Agenda

Day 1

Understand the tender procedure

Introduction to tender and grant terminology and procedures

Discuss how to find tenders/grant opportunities

Day 2  

Analyse terms of references or guidlines

Learn how to make decision on whether to write a proposal or not

Understand the criteria to go for the project with and without partners

Day 3

Discuss about planning: from “go” to submission

Gain insights into the contents of a proposal and how to get them organised

Learn about the steps in the writing process and tips for attractive writing

Learn how to present track record and Curricula Vitae

Day 4

Practice writing: Just do it!

Learn how to make the presentations of the contents of the proposal

Gain insights into the appraisal criteria for proposals

Course language: English

Course fee: EUR 830 including training venue, lunches, refreshments, materials and certificate, excluding 10% tax

Discounts:10% for MDF alumni; 01 free place for organizations sending 6 staffs on the same course


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