Certificate in Resources Mobilization for Non-Profits

29 08 2009

September 7 – October 2, 2009

Are you an Executive Director or manager of a non-profit organization. Are you working in the NGO sector?
Is your organization’s sustainability threatened by shrinking donor support? Are you in charge of fundraising and resource mobilisation in your organization. Do want to enhance your skills in fundraising? Are you a trainer or consultant in fundraising and resource mob ilisation for the non-profit sector? If your answer to any or all of the above questions is yes, then this 20 days course organised jointly by GIMPA, the Resource Alliance (UK) and the African Women’s Development Foundation (AWDF) Ghana is definitely a must! The Certificate in Resources Mobilization for Non-Profits course will equip you with critical knowledge and skills which when applied in everyday work situations will result in a significant increase in the effectiveness of your fundraising. Come and learn from the experience of fundraising experts and donor agents. This is your organization’s ticket to financial sustainability.

Course content

The courses content address critical issues including the following:

Role and relationships of state, business and voluntary sector; Public policy environment within which non-profits operate
Main sources of non-profit funding and support; Donor prospecting and research; donor motivations and trends in giving
Ethics, accountability and transparency; Effective Communications and resource mobilisation
Strategic planning, financial planning; Resource Mobilisation Techniques (Diaspora Fundraising, Fundraising events, Payroll Giving, Corpora te Fundraising); Managing self (self-awareness, time management, stress management) and others (suppliers, volunteers, staff)

Target Audience

People working in resource mobilisation in the non-profit sector. They may be involved full-time or part-time in mobilising resources and may be paid or volunteers; Trainers or consultants in fundraising and resource mobilisation for the non-profit sector
Officials with responsibility for fundraising in public Institutions

Cost

Tuition fee: US$ 1.500
Accommodation: Air Conditioned room – $18.4 per night
Executive Room – $42 per night (includes dinner)
Meals: Lunch $5, Dinner $5

Entry Requirement

Applicants with first degree or its equivalent are preferred though completion of other certificate and diploma courses may be sufficient. Applicant must know how to use email and word processing and simple spreadsheet software.
Applicant must have a minimum of one year’s experience in mobilising resources.

Assessment and Evaluation

A combination of continuous assessment, exams and project presentation at the end of the course are used to assess students for the award of certificate. Participants must be regular in class for at least 90% of the course duration to qualify for the award of certificate.

For further information about the course, please contact:

The Assistant Registrar, Business Support & Executive Programs
GIMPA, P. O. Box AH 50, Achimota – Ghana
Tel: 021-42161 or 401681-3 Ext. 1082, 1076. Email: bsep@gimpa.edu.gh
Application forms are available on GIMPA’s website: http://www.gimpa.edu.gh or the Cash Office, GIMPA

AWDFGrant

AWDF has put in place a small bursary to sponsor qualified grantees to attend this course. Applying Grantees should be ready to share, priority will be given to applicants who will explicitly state this in their application.

How to apply for the AWDF Grant (important)

Individuals applying should submit the following documents:

· Name of organisation
· Address
· Telephone and Fax number
· Contact person’s name and title
· Application letter
· Applicant’s CV
· A one page personal statement explaining why you should be considered.
· A signed recommendation letter from applicant’s organisation

Important information

The process for selecting qualified applicant will be highly competitive and will adhere strictly to the entry requirements. No application will be reviewed without a signed recommendation letter from applicant’s organisation’s head. Please send both hard and soft copies of your application documents to the following address. Soft copies should be email to awdf@awdf.org mailto:awdf@awdf.org There will be cost sharing where necessary and selected applicants will be notified.

The Grants Administrator
78 Ambassadorial Enclaves
East Legon, Accra, Ghana
PMB CT89 Cantonments
Accra, Ghana
Tel/Fax: 00233 21 782502
Tel: 00233 21 780476/7
Email: awdf@awdf.org
Please note that the deadline for receiving all applications is August 7, 2009


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