£75 – £125

Institutional Donor Fundraising for NGOs

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We are offering this as a one day course (usually delivered over two-days). A pre-course survey will be sent around to determine which topics to give greater focus to so it is tailored to the participant's needs.


Introduction to institutional donors

This course is for anyone working in international development who would like to get a better understanding of institutional funding landscape, and be able to apply that understanding within their NGO. The course is suitable to staff, volunteers, or Board members of INGOs.

This will help you to:

1. Assess the costs and benefits of institutional donor fundraising for your organisation

  • identify and describe the key common characteristics of different types of institutional donors

  • understand important institutional donor trends

  • consider the implications of these characteristics and trends for your NGO

2. Decide which institutional donor opportunities are most suitable for your NGO

  • research suitable institutional donor opportunities for your organisation

  • be up to date on specific recent developments with significant institutional donors for UK NGOS, including DFID, the EC and the Big Lottery Fund

3. Plan proposal development for an institutional donor

  • identify best practice in proposal development

  • understand relevant project planning tools

  • form a proposal development team


Proposal Writing for Institutional Donors

This will help you to:

1. Plan a solid funding proposal in the donor format using project planning techniques and concepts

  • analyse a call for proposals from an institutional donor

  • use problem trees, theory of change and logical frameworks to plan a proposal submission

2. Critically evaluate key sections of a proposal, using donor frameworks and concepts, to improve your chances of success

  • practice using donor frameworks to evaluate a proposal

  • use donor concepts of gender, sustainability, value for money, innovation to gather information for a proposal,

  • improve on sections of a proposal that address a particular cross cutting issue

3. Identify key factors that can help your proposal be successful

  • gather donor intelligence

  • improve relationships with your key and prospective donors

  • use appropriate writing style


Suggested participant preparation

There will be a short pre-training questionnaire to complete. Participants are invited to bring their own proposals to work on.

Trainer profile

Rachel has been working in the international development NGO sector since 1994, during which time she has been successfully applying to, and managing large grants from institutional donors to fund international development, including DFID, European Commission, and numerous large foundations.

Previously Head of Resources for a medium sized NGO, she is now Director of Flamingo, a consultancy offering services in funding and management to international NGOs. Since 2012 she has worked with a wide range of NGOs in this capacity, on any and all aspects of institutional donors, including leading bids, fundraising strategy, donor research and intelligence and coaching and training.

A strong believer in collaboration within the international NGO sector, she is active in the UK’s Bond network of UK NGOs, and is a Bond associate and regular trainer.

Rachel has an MSc in Development Management, and an MA in Gender and International development. She recently relocated to Bristol from the Midlands.

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  • Refreshments & a light lunch will be provided as part of the course.
  • Parking is not available. Please plan ahead for use of street parking if required.
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