However, beginning next Tuesday I’m offering three ways you can work directly with me on the four steps described above. I can help you to:
- design a new project from scratch
- launch a recently funded project
- troubleshoot a current project that is experiencing challenges
1. Distance Learning Program
As a course facilitator with our distance learning program at the Center for Sustainable Development, I’ve had the honor of working with nonprofits working on local programs in nations such as Canada, the United Kingdom, United States, Europe, Australia and New Zealand. I lead an eight month distance-learning diploma program called OL 240: Designing and Funding Nonprofit Projects. This diploma program will lead you through the development of a real project in real time.
Four Courses in the Diploma Program
In 201 and 202 you will develop projects that have had community input as part of the process of developing a needs assessment. You will also develop a set of management and presentation documents for your donor communications.
In OL 203 and 204 you will research solutions to the special challenges in your project in order to refine your project’s activities. You will build impact into your project through continued community engagement. You will learn how to launch and manage, and to develop long-term sustainability in your project.
- Are you considering a career change, a new job search, or vying for a promotion?
- Would you like to boost your proposal writing & project management skill sets to raise more funds?
- Would you like to learn more about designing and implementing Non Profit projects?
The Mentoring Program is completely customized for you. I will work one-on-one with you for six months on project development, funding, and project launch. We will have a monthly telephone meeting, and I will answer quick questions that might come during the six months—and of course I will act as mentor and consultant on the different stages of your project development. During the six months we will look in depth at the following aspects of your project’s development:
- Your Community and their Specific Needs
- Your Solution Oriented Plan
- Your Proposal and Management Tools
- Your Donor Communications
- Your Co-management Team
- Your Project Launch
I provide a three-month coaching program where we will work together to develop a real project that will work to solve community challenges. We will start off clarifying community need—and then we develop a project design, funding documents and research donor possibilities.
- Conduct a participatory needs assessment with community members to develop ownership and to uncover the real challenges they face.
- Develop a simple and straightforward program outline complete with clearly defined problems, underlying causes, solution oriented activities, and well defined goals.
- Develop a set of project management and donor presentation documents which will include an action plan, a budget, a detailed schedule, and a program fact sheet (Letter of Inquiry).