Writing a project plan as a base for a successful proposal
In many NGOs, there are amazing ideas floating around, but no real planning is in place. When an opportunity to send a proposal comes along, everybody shifts into panic mode, because it needs to be started from scratch. But this is not necessary! When you have a convincing project plan for all your projects, you can use it as a base for your proposal and save a lot of time, resources, and nerves!
If you have a great idea for a project you would like to implement in your organization, you likely will need to write a project plan to present it to your fellow workers or your boss. A project plan is a comprehensive plan about what you want to do and how. It is a great chance to show that you are familiar with the topic and that you have thought through what you want to propose. It also gives you a chance to see if you have thought of everything you will need and if there are any risks or problems you might have overlooked before.
In this course we guide you step by step through the elaboration of a project plan. The number of details that you include in your plan depends a lot on the time and resources you have available to develop your project plan. But no matter if your result is three pages or 50, if you answer all the questions we guide you through, you will have collected the majority of important information that you will need to present your project and make plans – and to eventually develop a proposal based on your project plan.
In this course you will learn:
- What is a project plan
- Why do you need a project plan
- Which questions you need to answer to develop a project plan
- What are the differences between a project plan and a proposal
- How you can use your project plan to write a successful proposal
Join us today and learn how you can develop project plans that help you to get more organized and will give your fundraising the boost it needs.
Hello there! My name is Eva Wieners and I have worked for the past seven years with NGOs on the grassroots level in Nepal in the field of fundraising, capacity development and promotion of sustainable agricultural practices. I have worked on countless proposals for international foundations and have a lot of experience with fundraising – particularly in the field of small grants. Before coming to Nepal, I worked in South America and Europe. I hold a masters (diploma) degree of geography, agriculture, and management and obtained my PhD with the University of Hamburg, Germany in 2019. I am super excited to be working with you and to share my knowledge! Lets get started
StartThe Project Plan - Video (26:51)
StartWhy you have to write a project plan
StartHow to develop a project plan
StartWhere are we?
StartWhy this project?
StartWhat do we want to achieve?
StartWho will be involved?
StartHow do we want to do it?
StartWhat is the timeline?
StartWhat is the budget?
StartWhat’s the Difference? Project Plan vs. Project Proposal
StartCongratulations - and now what?
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