CSDi Training for Individuals, Communities & Nonprofits
Climate Change Adaptation
Planning Long-Term Impact
Into Your Project
Participate in this adaptation to climate change training program and learn project design, how to write donor presentation documents & develop tools for effective project management. Get field experience: Run a real adaptation project in a real community.
A 6 week, self-paced training program where you will each continue the development of your climate change project that was started in OL 341. 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.
You will embed impact into your adaptation 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.
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. For long-term sustainability you will also develop the management tools necessary for executing your project for long-term sustainability and impact.
1. This course is perfect for nonprofit and development professionals working in adaptation in areas such as food security, watershed management, agriculture, the environment, sustainable development, or DRR—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/development world and wanting to develop employable skills.
6 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.
“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.
Get your well designed adaptation project funded. Take this course to develop management tools and a donor presentation.
Real human help: The training program will be led by Tim Magee, CSDi’s Executive Director, who has over 15 years experience in adaptation to climate change and sustainable development projects. Mr. Magee is the author of A Field Guide to Community Based Adaptation.
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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-focused content includes:
6 PDF Detailed Assignments
6 PDF In-depth Discussions
6 MS Word Completed Assignment Templates for you to personalize to be your own assignment for submittal.
Over 50 Word, Excel and PDF additional resources to download that contain learning guides, studies—and project templates.