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This course is aimed primarily at NGO staff with management responsibilities, and for individuals who wish to develop their knowledge and skills in preparation for moving into such positions. This programme provides a critical overview of the major issues involved in NGO management, with an emphasis on organizations working in development and poverty-reduction in the based region.


The course can be offered as in-person or online. In online training, the trainer maintains the same level of interaction as in an in-person course. Personalized post-course support is available for a period of six months after the course

Participants who successfully complete the course will receive Certificate of Participation.



2 weeks



·      Project and programme managers

·      Team leaders

·      Newcomers to the non-profit sector

·      Consultants who carry out assignments for NGOs.



·      Outline the distinctive characteristics of NGOs

·      Provide an overview of the issues facing NGOs as development organizations

·      Principal types and instruments in international development cooperation

·      Understand the role and challenges of NGOs vis-a-vis the development concerns of the community

·      Special challenges of NGO management

·      Provide a range of tools, techniques and skills for the effective management of organisational learning, strategy and change within NGOs.

·      Familiarization with Results-Based Management

·      Project management

·      Process of internal assessments and about the use of and main criteria for external evaluations

·      Selecting marketing tools for fundraising

·      Criteria of donor agencies in supporting a project

·      Structure and prepare a grant proposal

·      Principles of good communication and negotiations

·      Developing and lead a team plus resolve conflicts skills

·      Criteria for successful human resource management



Module 1: Understanding NGOs

·      Stages of an NGO

·      Factors necessary to build an NGO of good quality

·      Need Assessment

·      SWOT analysis

·      Getting a legal status

Module 2: vision, principles, mission, strategies

·      NGO leadership and governance

·      NGO mission and strategy

·      Decide on good strategies and goals

·      Vision built on principles

·      Gender policy

·      NGO structure and systems

Module 3: Building sustainability institutional

·      Workshop technique

·      Sustainability in Projects

·      Sustainability and training people

·      Building sustainability through strong networks

·      Challenges to building a network

Module 4: Managing People

·      Building good structures

·      Formal NGO

·      Specialization among the staff

·      Building and sustaining the principles

·      Africa and western model of organizations

·      NGO structure

·      Improving the staff functioning

·      Supervision/ support of the workers

·      Building and sustaining an effective board

·      Good group functioning

·      Institutional sustainability

Module 5: Marketing

·      Non-profit brand development

·      Fundraising

·      Planning the funding needs of the NGO

·      Social media marketing

·      Agencies with funds

Module 6: Mobilizing and managing financial resources

·      Approach to making budgets

·      Role of budgeting

·      Managing the money

·      Managing scarce resources

·      Financial control

·      Important financial management

·      Financial accounting versus management accounting

·      Accounting rules

Module 7 The project cycle

·      Monitoring and evaluating NGO performance and -Identifying the real problems and needs

·      planning

·      Implementation

·      Monitoring and evaluation

·      Criteria used in evaluation

·      Monitoring and evaluation tools

·      Performance indicators

·      Logical framework approach

·      Theory based evaluation

·      Formal surveys

·      Rapid appraisal methods

·      Participatory methods

·      Impact evaluation

·      Four models of impact evaluation



·      The instructor led trainings are delivered using a blended learning approach and comprises of presentations, guided sessions of practical exercise, web-based tutorials and group work. Our facilitators are seasoned industry experts with years of experience, working as professional and trainers in these fields.

·      The participants should be reasonably proficient in English as all facilitation and course materials will be offered in English.

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

·      The training will be held at Kincaid Training Centre. The course fee covers the course tuition, training materials, two break refreshments and lunch.

·      All participants will additionally cater for their, travel expenses, visa application, insurance, and other personal expenses.

·      Accommodation and airport pickup are arranged upon request. For reservations contact the Training coordinator at Email: or Tel: +254 724592901

·      This training can also be customized to suit the needs of your institution upon request. You can have it delivered in our Kincaid Training Centre or at a convenient location.



For further inquiries, please contact us on Tel: +254 724592901 or send mail to