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Training Course On Non Governmental Organizations (ngos) Management


This course offers participants with the relevant information on non-governmental organizations management. It focuses on the key issues in management of NGOs emphasizing on organizations working on development issues and reduction of poverty in undeveloped regions.


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

·       Identify the characteristics of NGOs

·       Understand the issues NGOs face

·       Determine the types and instruments in international development agencies

·       Learn the role and barriers of NGOs with respect to development of communities

·       Understand the challenges of management of NGOs

·       Develop techniques, skills and tools of adoption of strategies and change in NGOs

·       Understand Results-Based Management

·       Understand project management

·       Establish internal and external evaluation processes

·       Choose tools for NGOs marketing

·       Select donor agencies

·       Learn the preparation of a grant proposal

·       Understand good negotiation and communication principles

·       Understand proper recruitment processes in human resource management


2 Weeks


This course targets program managers, team leaders, consultants, and new entry professionals working in NGOs. This course will benefit its participants by equipping them with relevant skills on the management of NGOs.


Understanding NGOs

·       NGO stages

·       Building an NGO

·       Need assessment of NGO

·       SWOT analysis

·       Legal requirements of NGOs

Vision, mission, principles and strategies of NGOs

·       Governance and leadership of NGO

·       Strategy and mission of NGO

·       Principle based vision of NGO

·       Gender policy in NGOs

·       Structure and system of NGO

Institutional sustainability

·       Techniques of building institutional sustainability

·       Projects sustainability

·       Personnel training and sustainability

·       Sustainability through networking

·       Shortcoming of developing a network

Managing people

·       NGO structure

·       Formal NGO

·       Staff specialization

·       Principle development and maintenance

·       Western and African organizational model

·       Improving functioning of staff

·       Supervision

·       Creating and maintaining a board

·       Team functioning

·       Organizational sustainability


·       Development of NGO brand

·       Fundraisings

·       NGO financial needs planning

·       Marketing through social media

·       Financial institutions

Financial resources mobilization and management

·       Budget making approaches

·       Budgeting role

·       Money management

·       Resource management

·       Financial control

·       Financial management

·       Management accounting vs financial accounting

·       Rules of accounting

Project cycle

·       NGO performance monitoring and evaluation

·       Planning and implementation

·       Evaluation strategies

·       Tools for monitoring and evaluation

·       Indicators of performance

·       Logical framework approach

·       Theory based evaluation

·       Appraisals and participatory methods

·       Four impact evaluation models


·       This course is delivered by our seasoned trainers who have vast experience as expert professionals in the respective fields of practice. The course is taught through a mix of practical activities, theory, group works and case studies.

·       Training manuals and additional reference materials are provided to the participants.

·       Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be issued with a certificate.

·       We can also do this as tailor-made course to meet organization-wide needs. Contact us to find out more: training@skillsforafrica.org

·        The training will be conducted at SKILLS FOR AFRICA TRAINING INSTITUTE IN NAIROBI KENYA.

·       The training fee covers tuition fees, training materials, lunch and training venue. Accommodation and airport transfer are arranged for our participants upon request.

·       Payment should be sent to our bank account before start of training and proof of payment sent to: training@skillsforafrica.org

Course Schedule
Dates Fees Location Apply
10/06/2024 - 21/06/2024 $3000 Nairobi Physical Class

Online Class
08/07/2024 - 19/07/2024 $3000 Nairobi Physical Class

Online Class
12/08/2024 - 23/08/2024 $3000 Nairobi Physical Class

Online Class
09/09/2024 - 20/09/2024 $3000 Nairobi Physical Class

Online Class
14/10/2024 - 25/10/2024 $3950 Kigali Physical Class

Online Class
11/11/2024 - 22/11/2024 $3000 Mombasa Physical Class

Online Class
09/12/2024 - 20/12/2024 $3000 Nairobi Physical Class

Online Class