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Administrative Support/Clerical,Consulting & Professional Services,Fundraising & Campaigning,Public Relations/Marketing

Age Minimum (with Adult): 12+, Minimum Age:18+

GYAN: “Important aspects for writing effective concept note/ proposal”

TOPIC: “Important aspects for writing effective concept note/ proposal”
Philosophy: Balancing People Welfare with Donor expectations

The resource person is Aruna Jyothi Patapati with  
11+ years of grassroots experience in Women and Child Development. Apart from the full time journey in various roles: Program Development, execution, Fund Raising, Impact Assessment and Evaluation, Strategy Development and designing Volunteering programs, Aruna has been a Mentor and Consultant to non-profits working on Education and Livelihood development, especially in human-centered program development and design thinking. A Freedom Writers Fellow (USA) and served in post-conflict Uganda (Africa). Enthusiastic about cross cultural and interdisciplinary learning and collaborations and a continuous learner and backpacker to explore Best Practices in Love & Care across world.

The participants will reflect on the causes they work on, segregate aspirational goals and thus, define projects in more tangible goals with a reasonably clearer road map. This helps NGOs to easily customize their proposals for different donors. 

Round of Introduction and Ice breaker (15 min)
Session 1: GEARING UP – Building a Logical Framework. What can we expect from Donor?
Duration: 60 min (lecture) + 30 min (workshop) 
Methodology: Case-based lecture
a.	What am I proposing? Service or a project?  
b.	What do I expect from my pitch/ proposal? (one-time support / partnership/ long term relationship/ award etc) – Different types of proposals
c.	Where am I? 
a.	Vision or Goals
b.	Aspirational or Operational 
c.	Outcome or output
d.	What are the resources and my underlying assumptions?
e.	Are my goals relevant to the Goals of other stakeholders? (Donors/ Volunteers/ Philanthropists)   
Hands-on: “Theory of Change” Template 

Session 2: Writing an effective proposal. What does a Donor expect from NGO?
Duration: 60 min (lecture) + 30 min (workshop)
Methodology: Case based lecture
a.	Scope or Scale? Person-driven or process-driven?
b.	What am I going to achieve – SMART? 
c.	Building a life cycle from Start to End of proposed achievement
d.	Frequently Asked Questions from Donor. What are the factors considered by Donor before approving or rejecting a proposal? 
e.	How to develop a strategy for Donor-centric Proposals 
Hands-on: “Executive Summary”, “Project Proposal” Templates 

Session 3: ACTION STAGE!  
Duration: 90 min 
Methodology: Cases picked from attendee’s organizations, Building Action Plan for next 6 months, QA
a.	Donor proposal – A Mock Trail
b.	Feedback Process - Finetuning the Action plan with help of fellow
c.	List out action items for next 3 months
a.	Specific action items, responsible team members, timelines
b.	Support needed – identifying resources

Hands-on: “Action Plan” Template 

Summary of Sessions 
General Best Practices (will change based on Requirements shared by Attendees and Discussions that open during the session): 
a.	Other essentials (Public Relations, Collaborations, Volunteering Engagement, Story Telling)
b.	Common strategies for Fund Raising (National / International)    
“Feedback” on each Session and Overall, Templates  
Materials/ Templates for the Session: 
Pre - Session: Requirements 
During Sessions: Theory of Change, Executive Summary, Project Proposal, Action Plan
Post - Session: Feedback

Location: Lamakaan, Off Road No. 1, Banjara Hills, Opposite GVK One, Hyderabad, Telangana 500034

Click here for directions

These are the questions which will be discussed and addressed. The workshop is suitable for all NGO Leaders, Development Sector Professionals. 
We are glad to share that all participants of GYAN will be eligible to receive a “Certificate of Completion/Participation” from iVolunteer. As always the session is for a maximum of 10 participants, with a maximum of 2 per NGO.

1. REQUIREMENTS NGO is requested to share answers to the below questions. It helps us craft the session to match your needs 
Name of the Participant:
Name of the Organization and Address:
Establishment Year: 
Contact Number (Landline and Mobile): Email:
What are you expecting from the session? Be as specific as possible:
Did you attend any sessions on any subject before?
Are you interested in learning from the fellow participants? If yes, anything in specific?
Are you willing to share information about your budget, fund raising activities with other members? If there is something you DON’T WANT TO SHARE/ REVEAL, please let us know.

(For which you are planning to submit concept note/ project proposal) 2. Cheque of Rs 1100/- (per participant) favoring ChangeX Services Private Limited to iVolunteer with a cover note indicating your interest and the participant details in the above mentioned format. Rest details will be shared post you confirmation. Look forward to your participation. For more information,
please call Ernest Matta at 9849692140 or write to hyderabad@iVolunteer.in
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