Project Management and Fundraising Training
Many Congregations experience today a bottle neck situation, of drying of traditional sources and emergence of new mission territories demanding financial resources. Responses are not easily available. Another phenomenon is the fast evolving philanthropic landscape triggered by technological advances and discerning donors. Congregational leaders and Bishops are overwhelmed by these situations and there is a genuine search for credible answers. The Project Management and Fundraising Training is one of the responses to this situation. It brings together experts from Catholic donor agencies, development consultants, practioners of religious congregations, dioceses and laity to explore together a viable solution that can be replicated across the world in Catholic development practice.
The training offers a package of five days where the participants learn the components of project management as well as theories of fundraising. There are ample chances to interact from representatives of major Catholic donor agencies to know the present trends in fundraising, priorities of donors and sharing of success stories. Expert advice is also offered to set up dynamic project management offices in the Congregations, one to one meeting with donor agency representatives and develop a project idea brought in by the participants. Important topics such as theory of change, participatory project planning, logical framework approach and project cycle management are part of this intensive training. Starting in 2019, the plan is to conduct every year a similar programme during the Easter Holidays.
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