Creating Donor Attractive Logical Frameworks

Project Design Essentials

How many times have we all dreaded having to construct a LogFrame? If you ask most NGO Practitioners what is the most difficult part of project development or the part they hate the most, most will readily answer “LogFrames!".

LogFrames can often feel like a burdensome brain teaser or a torture device.

With funding becoming more competitive and donors demanding a greater degree of beneficiary accountability, even seasoned professionals are called to improve the processes of project design. Logical Frameworks or LogFrames are notoriously confusing and difficult to put together. This is because creating a good logical framework requires both holistic and detailed understanding of the project. This level of understanding is rarely complete during the planning and funding stage, specially when the project design is still in flux. Still, even a draft logical framework can be very useful for planning, managing, and fundraising.

In this online course, you will explore the essentials to perfect in designing logical, effective, and attractive projects which is the key factor to convince the donors. Most importantly, the course will help you demonstrate to your donors that you have a mastery of designing logical, effective, and attractive projects.

The aim of this online course is to help you become comfortable with Logical Frameworks!

Developed by humanitarian aid workers themselves through years of practice, this course will help you:

  • Establish a solid base of understanding of the hierarchy of logic
  • Develop indicators which are easy-to-measure and capture your achievements
  • Analyze your external environment and design your project with necessary assumptions and risks in mind.

The completely self directed online course consists of four modules that cover all the most important aspects of the topic and more than three hours of video material:

  • Hierarchy of Logical Frameworks
  • LogFrames as a basis for Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E)
  • Sources of Verification: What are they?
  • Critical Assumptions and Risks

If you want to get over your fear of Logframes and learn how to design them in a way that saves you time and resources and makes your proposals more successful - this course is for you. Join us and learn how to master Logframes!

Philantropia is an Approved Provider for Continuing Education in Fundraising. Full participation in "Creating Donor Attractive Logical Frameworks" is applicable for 9.0 points in Category 1.B – Education of the CFRE International application for initial certification and/or recertification. CFRE is an independent certification for fundraising professionals which aims to set standards in philanthropy through a valid and reliable certification process for fundraising professionals.

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Your Instructor


Christopher J. Varady
Christopher J. Varady

Hi, my name is Christopher. I am a development professional with 17 years of field experience. I have been exclusively focused on fundraising for the past 13 years, having raised more than $140 million for local and international clients in the Middle East, Europe, Africa, and Asia. I specialize in fundraising from institutional and non-traditional donors.


Course Curriculum


  Welcome to the Online Course "Creating Donor Attractive Logical Frameworks "
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  Module 1: Hierarchy of Logical Frameworks
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  Module 2: LogFrames as a basis for Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E)
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  Module 3: Sources of Verification: What are they?
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  Module 4: Critical Assumptions and Risks
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  Congratulations
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Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

Leave your fear of Logframes behind! Join us today in this comprehensive course about how to design Logframes for your project!

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