NGO Fundraising and Organisational Sustainability Masterclass

Sustainable Development Network

NGO Fundraising and Organisational Sustainability Masterclass

NGOs, CSOs and CBOs have critical roles to play in providing necessary services for communities and beneficiaries throughout Africa. However, they are often reliant on grant finance, from a limited number of donors, and their staff’s capacity to plan and implement business (social enterprise) development and fundraising strategies, to manage projects and people, to monitor, evaluate and report on programme and project processes and to transition from donor dependency to financial sustainability is often inadequate. Moreover, skills and capacity in the areas of financial and organisational sustainability are often placed on senior management alone – without sufficient from team members who may require upskilling. Furthermore, changes in donor imperatives and international trends can pose increasing demands and challenges for NGO sustainability. In response to these challenges, the African Sustainability Academy (ASA) runs a variety of capacity building programmes for nonprofits in Kenya and throughout Africa.

Masterclass Venue/Dates/Times

Date: 24-26 April 2018

Time: (Tuesday 24 April:  08h30 – 16h30;  Wednesday 25 April: 08h30 - 16h30 and Thursday 26 April: 09h00 – 16h00)

Venue: Westend Hotel in Nairobi

Masterclass Objectives:

  • Understand how to be financially sustainable as a nonprofit organisation
  • Gain a broad understanding of how to mobilise resources
  • Understand the Do’s and Don’ts in establishing and maintaining donor relationships
  • Understand international trends in fundraising and resource mobilisation
  • Define social enterprise and social entrepreneurship
  • Understand the social enterprise landscape internationally and in Africa
  • Explore possible income generating activities which will promote long-term organisational sustainability
  • Understand how to design, deliver and close projects successfully
  • Understand how to leverage networks and partnerships
  • Learn from successful case studies
  • Network and share lessons with other NGOs/CSOs and CBOs

Targeted Participants

This Masterclass targets NGO executive directors, fundraisers, programme and project managers, marketing, communications, finance and new business development staff, HR staff, board members, decisions makers and staff that need upskilling to provide further support to executive teams. Space is limited.

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Event Start Date: 
Tuesday, 24 April, 2018
Event End Date: 
Thursday, 26 April, 2018
Event Venue: 
Westend Hotel in Nairobi
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