Project Management Online Workshop
Sustainable Development Project Design, Funding & Management

Sustainable Project Design Aligned To The UN Sustainable Development Goals

A Six Month, Mentored, Sustainable Development Certificate Program

July 7 – December 31, 2020:

How to Raise More Money and Do More Good. Participate in this Private Mentored Program with Tim Magee

One-On-One Online Workshop. Work Smarter: Six Months to a More Focused, Organized You. In this mentored training program, we will focus on one of your new Sustainable Development project concepts. You will learn to design a project to attract donor funding and how to manage your project for sustainable impact. See the full syllabus.
Our one-on-one mentored training programs provide cutting-edge information, weekly, downloadable tool kits and expert consultancy.
Sustainable Development Project Management, Funding & Sustainable Impact Certificate Learn more about program fees and the simple enrollment process. Click Enrollment button for Sustainable Development Project Management, Funding & Impact.
Quick overview of our 6-Month Mentored Training Program.
Here is a Video of the exciting process:
Great Project Design = New Funding + Increased Services
Design your next project to increase funding & impact.
Develop a winning, impact oriented project while learning to:
  • become your NGO’s go-to solution for community challenges
  • enjoy increased funding for your projects
  • standout in an interview for a new job in the development world
  • get more done: less time—less stress
  • learn to manage Sustainable Development Projects
Who Should Join?
Advance your Career, Raise Funds, Solve Challenges
The program is for NGO staff and job-seekers wanting to successfully solve community challenges and learn Sustainable Development Project management, design and funding. Participants have worked on projects as diverse as disaster risk reduction, community development, education, the environment, and social justice—and decided to enroll in the program because they were:
  • building skill sets & visibility for a new development job or promotion
  • hoping to get more donors and boost donations with first-class donor communication
  • wanting to learn to develop Sustainable Development Projects that solve challenges
  • wanting to increase the impact of their projects
  • seeking time saving techniques for getting more done
What you will Do:
Design your own Solution-Oriented Project & Attract Donors
Train & consult with a private mentor. The mentored program provides cutting-edge information, time-saving templates, training and expert consultancy—and leads you in developing a real project for your organization. You will:
  • work with CSDi consultants in a 6-month intensive program
  • advance your career: design a winning project for your NGO
  • use evidence-based activities for solving community challenges
  • improve donor communications for increasing donations
  • facilitate meetings to connect with your beneficiaries and supporters
  • download time-saving templates for getting more done at work
Aligning Your Project to The UN Sustainable Development Goals
Participant projects begin with engaging community members in a needs assessment and maintaining that engagement throughout the program. During this process, a problem is co-identified and research is conducted into evidence-based best practices for that particular challenge. This happens very early on the first course (101).
 
We then analyze which of the SDGs does the Challenge align with—and we try and work within that framework to begin project design and development. This lends an internationally accepted direction to the project—and can help to impact negotiations with potential donors.
 
In this certificate program the sustainable development principles begin with the Brundtland report (‘meeting today’s needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs) and progress through community engagement and evidence-based best practices for long-term sustainability of the solutions that course participants come up with. Aligning with the SDGs offers an international focus, credibility, and access to additional resources for project design, management—and funding.
 
4,021 Participants. Since 2010, we’ve been very fortunate to have had 4,021 development professionals enroll in our different training programs. These pros have come from nonprofits and NGOs working in 153 different countries.
 
SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT OR ADAPTATION? This program comes in two specialized tracks: Sustainable Development and Adaptation to Climate Change. Simply let your course mentor know your preference and they will set you up in the correct track.
 
This mentored training program had its origins in two certificate programs that we’ve been offering for 10 years. If you would like to see background information click here for the Sustainable Development track, and click here for the Adaptation to Climate Change track.
 
Quick Summary
Sustainable Development Project Management, Funding & Sustainable Impact.
A Six Month, Mentored Certificate Program for Development Professionals.
 
Are you a self starter? In this six-month mentored training we will look at designing a new Sustainable Development Project that will meet your NGO’s mission and your clients’ needs. It will present a compelling story to donors and provide project management tools to run it successfully: start to finish!
 
Bonus: This new project design can be used as a learning tool and a template for rejuvenating existing projects for greater successes.
Sustainable Development Project Management, Funding & Sustainable Impact Certificate. Learn more about program fees and the simple enrollment process. Click Enrollment in the Sustainable Development Project Management, Funding & Sustainable Impact.
First Three Months. In the first three months you will develop a project that fulfills your NGO’s mission and that includes community input from a participatory needs assessment. You will research solutions to the special challenges in your project in order to refine your project’s activities. You will also develop a set of management and presentation documents-such as a budget, logframe and a fact sheet for your donor communications.
  • Conduct a participatory needs assessment.
  • Design a project using best practice, evidence-based activities.
  • Develop project management documents.
Second Three Months. In the second three months you will package your compelling project concept and your donor documents for a donor presentation. You will then identify a potential donor and make an appointment to present it. You will learn how to launch, manage and develop long-term sustainability in your project.
  • Develop a presentation for donor communications.
  • Identify donors for your new presentations.
  • Learn how to launch and manage your project.
  • Build project impact through community engagement.
What Participants Say:
“Tim and his online team are only an email away and based on my own experiences never failed to respond to my challenges, concerns, successes and queries. I know that my community members and I have benefited tremendously from our interaction with Tim and participation in the program. I do wish you continued success with your commitment and drive in providing excellent service, and valuable and practical knowledge.” Gillian Primus
 
“Thank you so much, Tim – till the next course. It will be a pleasure to go out and demonstrate the elegant simplicity and effectiveness of your system. It was also my great fortune to have been partnered with Sam, thanks to Tim. I thank you for a wonderful learning experience together. Looking forward to another time as classmates or colleagues.” Carol Wallace.
 
“Keep up the good work. I am very grateful for the opportunity I was offered to join the valuable online course six years ago. Due to the assignments related to the course I got in contact with different institutions/NGO’s, communities and individuals. Since then I am involved in more community- based projects, especially with the focus on adaptation to climate change.”
 
“All the very best and please feel free to contact me if you need any assistance from me.” Usha Satnarain, MSc. Research-Assistant, Programme in Sustainable Management of Natural Resources. Suriname
 
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Links to the Mentored Certificate Program:
 
Detailed Information: Sustainable Development Project Management, Funding & Impact
 
One-on-One Mentoring. In this mentor training program you and I will work together, one-on-one, for six months on a Sustainable Development challenge of your choice-and develop a real project that works to solve it—exactly as we do as Sustainable Development consultants. I supply easy to edit templates-which you keep for developing future projects for your organization. This mentored program will be customized for you and your NGO.
 
Training is great—but it’s not enough.
We take a non profit challenge you have identified. We start off by clearly describing the need—and then we develop project design and funding support documents and research donor possibilities. I supply easy to edit templates for each step—which you keep for developing future Sustainable Development Projects for your organization.

Tim Magee in a workshop on Sustainable Development Projects with a participant

So this blended consulting and mentoring program is a combination of training, advising, and consulting. I will provide an experienced set of eyes and concrete feedback on your work. I will also show you tricks for working smarter and faster during the process.

 
The program will lead you through the development of a real project, in real time, and leave you with the practical tools to sustain it.
 
You will use contemporary methods of developing sustainable, impact oriented projects. You will gain practical field experience using evidence-based activities by developing a real project in real-time.
 
 
Syllabus: The step by step process.
This mentored program on Sustainable Development Projects is designed in a progression where each weekly module represents one sequential step for you to take in the process of project design and development. Assignments have real tools for you to download, print out, edit, and use as templates over and over again in launching new initiatives. We will take approximately one month for each one of the following six, core steps:
 
Quick Summary
Sustainable Development Project Design, Funding & Management.
A Six Month, Mentored, Sustainable Development Certificate Program for Development Professionals.
 
Are you a self starter? In this six-month mentored training we will look at designing a new sustainable project that will meet your nonprofit’s mission and your clients’ needs. It will present a compelling story to donors and provide project management tools to run it successfully: start to finish!
 
STEP 1: PROJECT PLANNING.
Months 1 and 2: In the first two months you will develop a sustainable development project that fulfills your NGO’s mission and that includes community input from a participatory needs assessment. You will research solutions to the special challenges in your sustainable development project in order to refine your nonprofit project’s activities. You will also develop a set of project management and presentation documents-such as a budget, logframe and a fact sheet for your donor communications.
  • Conduct a participatory needs assessment.
  • Design a sustainable development project using best practice, evidence-based activities.
  • Develop sustainable development project management documents.
STEP 2: PROJECT FUNDING.
Months 3 and 4. In months 3 and 4 you will package your compelling sustainable development project concept for a donor presentation. You will then identify a potential donor and make an appointment to present it.
  • Develop presentations for donor communications.
  • Identify donors for your new presentations.
  • Present your project concept to potential donors.
STEP 3: PROJECT MANAGEMENT.
Months 5 and 6. In months 5 and 6, while waiting for the funding to roll in, you will select a series of no-cost/low-cost activities from your sustainable development project design. You will develop ownership within the community and officially launch the sustainable development project. You will learn how to launch, manage and develop long-term sustainability in your sustainable development project.
  • Learn the importance of community engagement and project co-management.
  • Identify no-cost/low-cost activities from your nonprofit project.
  • Learn how to launch and manage your project.
  • Build sustainable development project impact through community engagement.
Bonus: This new sustainable development project design can be used as a template for rejuvenating existing nonprofit projects for greater successes.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
10 People Only. This mentored training program is limited to 10 people. We will have weekly communication through my advice and comments on your weekly assignment modules. I will also respond to quick questions that you send me.
 
If one of the tracks below fulfills organizational need, then this mentored training program is for you.

  1. New project. Design a fundable, sustainable, impact oriented program from scratch.
  2. Pre-launch. Fine-tune a project you are about to launch to increase its manageability, its impact, and its sustainability.
  3. Sustainable Development Projects in process. Get a current project with challenges back on track and increase its impact.
Write Faster to Save Time
I’ve created 20 sets of program templates (detailed step-by-step instructions and finished examples of each module for you to use) that you can download and customize to best fit your emerging project. 20 logical steps: No more writing from scratch—just edit and modify my templates to best fit your project.
 
 
Testimonials
“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
 
“This program was absolutely awesome! The course content, instruction, example projects, on-line resources and the most valuable – your timely guidance on the assignments were all perfectly done.” Burt Mento
 
“As you know, as a real beginner in designing projects, without your project example templates I could never have written even a single word by myself.” Moise Tend
 
 
How to Enroll in this Mentored Training Program
Program Fees: $1,200.00. Normally, when we work with an individual organization on a program as expansive as this—we might be looking at a hefty consulting fee. But, the Center has organized this mentored training program so that it is much more affordable: you will simply pay $1,200. This will cover the six month program, your coach and mentor, and the 20 template kits and downloadable resources. There are no other expenses.
 
Payment Options
You can pay one simple payment of $1,200.00 for the whole 6 month program—or an initial payment of $400.00 and 5 monthly payments of $200.00. You choose.
 
Two simple steps and you’re in!
It’s easy to enroll in the online fundraising program. There are only two things to do: pay the $1,200 Nonprofit Fundraising program fee and fill out the Nonprofit Program Participant Information Sheet. The links are just below.
 
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If you are not ready to apply for the mentoring program—you can enroll in its sister distance learning program—OL 140: Project Design for Sustainable Development—or our Live Nonprofit Training Workshop on Sustainable Development—and receive similar training, but in different venues.
 
We look forward to working with you in the Sustainable Development Project Management, Funding & Sustainable Impact Program. The application form is just below.
 
Sincerely,
 
Tim Magee
Executive Director

Center for Sustainable Development
 
Tim Magee is the author of:
A Field Guide to Community Based Adaptation, Routledge, Oxford, England.
The Beginner’s Guide to Online Donations
Four Powerful 1st Steps in Designing & Funding Projects