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ALL IN ONE WOMEN’S ASSOCIATION (ALOWA) Associations Academy-2024

ALOWA

Community & Social Services

NGO, NPO & Charity UGX Confidential
1 month ago

Job Summary

Participants of the Academy are equipped with knowledge and skills to effectively start and manage organizations. They are equipped with knowledge and skills needed to mobilize resources for their project interventions. The twelve-month training-based programme will help young female graduates to develop all the necessary skills to effectively run CBOs/NGOs and attract donor funding.

  • Minimum Qualification: Bachelors

Job Description/Requirements

ALL IN ONE WOMEN’S ASSOCIATION (ALOWA) Associations Academy-2024

Have you always wanted to start and run your own impact-making organization?

OR Have you already registered an organization and you need to gain more skills in running it? Do you need funding for your organization? Are you a female graduate with an academic degree? 


THEN… Associations Academy is the place for you.

Many young women are searching for what they want to do in life. Many have ideas and need to help the vulnerable and voiceless women. Hhowever, they are limited by lack of skills and knowledge on starting initiatives to drive the needed change. Lack of resources and donor funding further limit their ability to put their ideas and initiatives into action.  The Associations Academy is for those who have already decided to initiate a CBO/NGO that makes a difference. Participants of the Academy are equipped with knowledge and skills to effectively start and manage organizations. They are equipped with knowledge and skills needed to mobilize resources for their project interventions.  The twelve-month training-based programme will help young female graduates to develop all the necessary skills to effectively run CBOs/NGOs and attract donor funding.


By the end of this course the participants will be able to:

• Understand how to start, initiate and manage an organization

• Understand different ways of resource mobilization

• Understand the principles of project development and proposal writing

• Organize the different components of a proposal in a logical flow

• Write an effective proposal according to donor’s requirements and guidelines

• Use of M&E frameworks in project design when developing a proposal

• Write good quality reports tailored to a target audience


Requirements

1) Bachelor’s degree (open to any field)

2) The Associations Academy welcomes applicants aged between 22-30 years of age who have overcome significant life challenges ranging from abuse, disability, poverty, war, discrimination, and/or exploitation Or, they could also be witnesses to social situations they wish to change so others do not suffer.

3) The Applicant must have a plan to start an organisation and/or initiative that addresses a social and/or environmental problem.

4) The Applicant should have a passion to make the world a better place and the strength to be a change maker

5) The Applicant must be able to commit 12 months to the Academy 

6) The Applicant must be able to participate in all academy training sessions

7) The Applicant must speak and understand basic English and have basic computer skills.


What we offer

1) Selected participants will qualify for a scholarship provided by our donors to cover the training fee and accommodation.

2) Graduates of the program will have access to a network of change-makers and donors worldwide.

3) The course covers a range of topics that are relevant to start and run an impact making organisation:


How to Apply?

Apply now to become Associations Academy participant. Send us a one-page letter expressing your interest to join the academy by email at training@alowa.or.ug. For more information on the academy, call +256-775 423398/+256-779 318227



COURSE OUTLINE

What you will learn

By the end of this course the participants will be able to:

• Start and manage impact making organization

• Develop organization resource Mobilization plans

• Understand different ways of resource mobilization

• Understand the principles of project development and proposal writing

• Organize the different components of a proposal in a logical flow

• Write an effective proposal according to donor’s requirements and guidelines

• Use of M&E frameworks in project design when developing a proposal

• Write good quality reports tailored to a target audience


STARTING AN ORGANIZATION AND ORGANIZATION MANAGEMENT

Organization management refers to the practice of planning, coordinating, and overseeing various elements within an organization to achieve its goals and objectives. It involves directing and guiding resources, people, and processes to ensure efficient operations and optimal performance. Organization management encompasses activities such as setting objectives, formulating strategies, allocating resources, making decisions, and fostering a productive work environment. Effective organizational management plays a crucial role in enhancing productivity, promoting teamwork, and driving sustainable growth within an organization.


Course Duration: 5 Days

Course Outline

Starting and managing an organization

• Identification of organization name 

• Identification of a Vision partner

• Formulation of Vision, Mission, objectives, Core Values, Programs and activities of the organization

• Development of byelaws of the organization (Constitution/Memorandum and Articles of Association)

• Registration of the organization

• Opening of the bank account 

• Developing Communication materials and a website

• Developing an organization structure  

• Developing organization Resource Mobilization plans (Strategic Plan, workplan, Organization Budget and Resource Mobilization strategy)

• Fundraising and Resource Mobilization Techniques


RESOURCE MOBILIZATION AND PROPOSAL WRITING

The ability of CBOs/NGOs to implement their project interventions is dependent on their access to donor funding. Access to these funds requires the submission of proposals for consideration by the potential donors. Project results should be effectively communicated and shared through good reports. For sustainable and effective implementation of project interventions, it is essential that CBOs/NGOs have the capacity to design, write and deliver high quality project proposals and reports.  Training on resource mobilization and proposal writing course aims to equip participants with skills in writing and presenting effective and successful proposals.


Course Duration: 5 Days

Course Outline

Introduction to Resource Mobilization

• Resource mobilization principles and practices

• Resource mobilization approaches

• Resource mobilization cycle

• Searching for funding opportunities

• Current funding environment for non-profit organizations

• Strategic planning and resource mobilization

Resource Mobilization Strategy

• Conducting a resource mobilization situation analysis

• Determining resource requirements and funding gaps

• Identifying sources of resources-donor and partner assessment and mapping

• Determining resource mobilization strategies

• Developing a resource mobilization action plan

• Enhancing donor partnerships and managing donor relations

• Putting together a resource mobilization strategy

Introduction to Proposal Writing

• Proposal writing in resource mobilization

• Understanding donors’ requirements

• Donor proposal formats and guidelines

• Project development and proposal writing

• Concept note, proposal and pitch deck

• Components of a funding proposal

Writing a Proposal: Introduction/background

• Context of the project

• Situation analysis

• Target beneficiaries

Writing a Proposal: Problem statement

• Description of the specific problem

• Target group affected by the problem

• Needs of the target group

• Consequences of the problem on the target group

• Use of cause and effect approach

Writing a Proposal: Project Justification/Rationale

• Descriptions of how the proposed project will solve the problem stated

• Explanation of why the project is required

• Explanation of how the project relates with other interventions

• Alignment of the project with the country’s and donor’s priority areas

Writing a Proposal: Project Design

• Project theory of change

• Design of project results using causal pathway

• Project Activities; outputs and activities matrix

• Design of the logical framework

• Performance measurement framework

Writing a Proposal: Implementation Strategies

• Sub-tasks in activities

• Activities implementation approaches

• The 4 Ws in activity implementation

Writing a Proposal: Project Monitoring and Evaluation

• Monitoring plan

• Evaluation plan

Writing a Proposal: Risk Management

• Risk Matrix

• Risk Response plan

Writing a Proposal: Project Management

• Project organogram

• Project Coordination

• Partners responsibilities

Writing a Proposal: Cross Cutting Issues in Proposal Writing

• Gender Mainstreaming

• Governance

• Environmental Sustainability

• Human Rights

Writing a Proposal: Work Plan

• Activity durations

• Predecessor successor relationships

• Developing a Gantt chart

Writing a Proposal: Organization Capacity 

• Organization profile

• Organization Capacity

• Relevant experience

Writing a Proposal: Budget Development

• Detailed budget

• Cost Sharing

• Summary budget

Submitting the Proposal

• Funding agency forms

• Packaging, politicking and refunding

• Submission, traditional and online

• Tips for final checks

Proposal Review

• Proposal review criteria

• Proposal review process

• Grant agreement

Proposal and Report writing Best practices

• Common mistakes during proposal writing

• Tips for successful proposal writing

• Case studies of successful proposals



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