Nonprofit Project Design 2

Planning for Long-Term


Project Funding for Nonprofit Organizations 202

Participate in this nonprofit training program and learn how to design positive impact into your project. Learn project design, how to write donor presentation documents & develop tools for effective project management.

OVERVIEW: Project Funding for Nonprofit Organizations

What is this course?

A 6 week, self-paced training program where you will each continue the development of your nonprofit project that was started in OL 201. 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.

Project Funding: Learn by doing.

You will embed impact into your nonprofit  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.

How will you you learn about Project Funding?

1. The course will lead you through the continued development of your project by developing donor presentation documents for project funding.
2. You will also develop the management tools necessary for executing your project for long-term sustainability and impact.

Who should take this Project Funding course?

1. This course is perfect for nonprofit staff and job-seekers wanting to successfully solve community challenges and fund programs. Participants have worked on nonprofit programs as diverse as social services, community development, education, the environment, and social justice —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 world and wanting to develop employable skills.


Project Funding Syllabus

8 Weeks: Develop donor & project management tools.
Week 1. Assemble a logframe using your project challenge and solution.
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.


Project Funding Participants Say:

 “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.

Tim Magee: Climate Change Scientist & Author

Advance your Career, Raise Funds, Solve Challenges. Embed impact into your project design with powerful management tools.

Real human help: The training program will be led by Tim Magee, CSDi’s Executive Director, has over 40 years experience working with nonprofits. Mr. Magee is the author of A Field Guide to Community Based Adaptation, The Beginner’s Guide to Online Donations, and is a Co-Founder of Seattle Tilth: An Urban Agricultural Center.


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ENROLL: How To Enroll in This Course.

Simply click on the “ENROLL NOW” button to make your payment.

This course has a prerequisite: OL 201 Designing and Funding Non Profit Programs 1. Why are there prerequisites?

PRICING: Project Funding with a Live Teacher

Teacher Led

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.

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INCLUDES: Project Funding Resources

Job-focused content includes:
6 PDF Detailed Assignments
6 PDF In-depth Discussions
6 MS Word Finished Assignment Templates for you to personalize to become your own assignment for submittal.
Over 50 Word, Excel and PDF additional resources to download that contain learning guides, studies—and project templates.