Nonprofit Project Design 2
Planning for Long-Term
Participate in this nonprofit training program and learn how to design positive impact into your project. Learn project design, how to write donor presentation documents & develop tools for effective project management.
What? A 6 week, self-paced training program where you will each continue the development of your nonprofit project that was started in OL 201. Each one of the assignments will be a concrete step in preparing your project for a donor presentation. By the end of the 6 weeks, you will have developed a full set of donor documents and project management tools—and make an initial, exploratory donor presentation.
Learn by doing. You will embed impact into your nonprofit project design with a set of powerful management tools: logframes, budgets, schedules and compelling fact sheets. They will communicate to donors & stakeholders exactly what you are going to accomplish and can be used for effective management of the project once funded.
How? A dual approach will be used in this course:
1. The course will lead you through the continued development of your project by developing donor presentation documents for project funding.
2. You will also develop the management tools necessary for executing your project for long-term sustainability and impact.
Who should take this course?
1. This course is perfect for nonprofit staff and job-seekers wanting to successfully solve community challenges and fund programs. Participants have worked on nonprofit programs as diverse as social services, community development, education, the environment, and social justice —and who want to develop practitioner-level skills. If you are a grant writer, nonprofit staff member, consultant, project manager—or an executive director—you will develop real skills mastery.
2. This course is just as relevant to a person considering a career transition into the nonprofit world and wanting to develop employable skills.
8 Weeks: Develop donor & project management tools.
Week 1. Assemble a logframe using your project challenge and solution.
Week 2. Develop a monitoring and evaluation plan.
Week 3. Create a budget for your project.
Week 4. Develop a project schedule.
Week 5. Write a compelling 2-page fact sheet to present to donors.
Week 6. Share your project with a donor, or someone in the development world for feedback.
What Participants Say:
“Thank you for all your effort in putting together a great program and all of the program resources.
Thank you for everything – for making this possible, for your guidance, and for your continuous optimism and encouragement.
I look forward to the opportunity to work with you again in the next session.” Wye Yee Yong.
Advance your Career, Raise Funds, Solve Challenges. Embed impact into your project design with powerful management tools.
Real human help: The training program will be led by Tim Magee, CSDi’s Executive Director, has over 40 years experience working with nonprofits. Mr. Magee is the author of A Field Guide to Community Based Adaptation, The Beginner’s Guide to Online Donations, and is a Co-Founder of Seattle Tilth: An Urban Agricultural Center.
Click on this link to see the Full Course Description and Course Syllabus.
Simply choose whether you wish to audit the course or work with a live teacher—and then click on the “ENROLL NOW” button to make your payment.
Last Step: If you have chosen to work with a live teacher, your next step is to simply fill out the student information sheet to complete your registration.
Online: Audit this course 100% online. You will have complete access to exactly the same downloadable course resources and lessons as in the live teacher program—for 6 weeks.
Teacher Led: Take this course with a live teacher. You will have complete access to the download course resources and lessons described below. Certificate: Turn in the 6 assignments and you will receive a PDF Certificate. Your course teacher will offer professional comments and encouragement for your assignments.
Job Ready Skills: Learn more about this project-based, active learning program in this in-depth description and detailed syllabus.
Job-focused content includes:
6 PDF Detailed Assignments
6 PDF In-depth Discussions
6 MS Word Finished Assignment Templates for you to personalize to become your own assignment for submittal.
Over 50 Word, Excel and PDF additional resources to download that contain learning guides, studies—and project templates.
Welcome to your course dashboard! From this page, you can access all of the course lessons and resources.
Please read the entire section “Download Course Resources and Student Home Page” just below to learn how you can get the most benefit from this course and have a good time too!
If you are a 100% online ($40) student who is auditing the course, please continue at your own pace.
If you are a participant in the live teacher program, please submit your assignments by uploading them at each individual assignment module on a weekly basis as described in the Student Home Page.
Save your completed assignment using the format described in Email and Homework Etiquette. This is important and you must follow the instructions. Then, upload the assignment. I will be notified of your submission.
I will review each one of your assignments, offer suggestions and comments, and send it back to you. Then you can proceed to the next assignment.
Some of the modules below, such as Discussions, are simply informational and you don’t need to submit anything.
However, you still need to mark them as completed at the bottom in order to proceed forward to the next module.
I look forward to working with you!