Writing a Project Plan: The Basis For a Successful Proposal
In many organizations, there are a lot of amazing ideas floating around, but no concrete planning taking place, so when a chance to send a proposal comes along, people panic, because they need to start from scratch to turn this idea into concrete actionable steps. If you have a convincing specific project plan prepared for all of your projects, you can use this as the basis of a proposal for submission, saving yourself a lot of time and resources.
A project plan is a comprehensive plan about what you want to do and how you will do it. It is a chance to show that you are familiar with the topic and that you have thought through how the planned actions will achieve the desired impact. It gives you a chance to prove that you have thought of everything and that if challenges arise you have a plan in place so you are able to adapt and continue with your work.
In this course we guide you step by step through the development of a project plan. The level of detail in your plan depends a lot on the time and resources you have available to develop your project plan. No matter if your project plan ends up being three pages or 50, if you develop responses to each element we take you through in this course, you will have completed the bulk of the work required to turn the project plan into a strong proposal, and present your project successfully.
In this course you will learn:
- What is included in a project plan
- Why a thorough project plan is necessary
- What questions you need to answer to build a project plan
- The difference between a project plan and a proposal
- Using a project plan to write a strong proposal
Who should take the course?
- NGO managers and executive directors
- Fundraising and development professionals for local and international NGOs
- Non-profit consultants and consulting firms
- Fundraisers for local NGOs and small organizations
- Fundraisers for a cause close to their heart
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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