NGO Fundraising & Sustainability Masterclass: Ensure Your Non-Profit's Success!

@ Zambian Governance Foundation



EARLY BIRD - OPTION 1: FULL MASTERCLASS
30 September - 4 OCTOBER 2019 - $575 (ZMK 7,475)
R 8,225.00
08:30
EARLY BIRD - OPTION 2a: DAILY RATE DAY 1
30 SEPTEMBER 2019 - $120 (ZMK 1,560) Resource Mobilisation, Fundraising & Proposal Writing
R 1,715.00
09:00
EARLY BIRD - OPTION 2b: DAILY RATE DAY 2
1 OCTOBER 2019 - $120 (ZMK 1,560) Social Enterprise Development & NGO Compliance
R 1,715.00
09:00
EARLY BIRD - OPTION 2c: DAILY RATE DAY 3
2 OCTOBER 2019 - $120 (ZMK 1,560) People Management & Team Development
R 1,715.00
09:00
EARLY BIRD - OPTION 2d: DAILY RATE DAY 4
3 OCTOBER 2019 - $120 (ZMK 1,560) Project Planning & Management
R 1,715.00
09:00
EARLY BIRD - OPTION 2e: DAILY RATE DAY 5
4 OCTOBER 2019 - $120 (ZMK 1,560) Branding, Marketing & Social Media
R 1,715.00
08:30
SITE VISIT: VITALITE, LUSAKA
5 OCTOBER 2019 - $50 (ZMK720)
R 840.00

General information

The African Sustainability Academy, in collaboration with Chuluka Limited, is hosting a Non-Profit Fundraising and Sustainability Masterclass from 30 September - 4 October 2019 at the Zambian Governance Foundation in Lusaka. Several topics crucial to non-profit sustainability will be covered in daily modules. Participants can attend the entire Masterclass, or select daily topics which will  suit their organisational  requirements (see agenda below). SPACE IS LIMITED! 

Rationale

NGOs, CSOs and CBOs have critical roles to play in providing necessary services for a variety of communities and beneficiaries throughout Africa. However, they are often reliant on grant finance, from limited donors, and the capacity of their staff to plan and implement business development (social enterprise) and fundraising strategies, to manage projects, to monitor, evaluate and report on program and project processes, to market their work and to transition from donor dependency to financial sustainability is often inadequate. Furthermore, changes in donor imperatives and international trends can pose increasing challenges for NGO sustainability. In response to these challenges, the African Sustainability Academy (ASA) runs a variety of capacity building programs for non-profits in Zambia and throughout Africa.


Masterclass Objectives 

  1. To gain a broad understanding of how to mobilize resources
  2. To understand the Do’s and Don’ts in establishing and maintaining donor relationships
  3. To understand the principles of branding and successful media, marketing and social media campaigns
  4. To understand the principles of successful proposal writing
  5. To define social enterprise and social entrepreneurship
  6. To understand the social enterprise landscape in Africa
  7. To explore possible income generating activities which will promote long-term organizational sustainability
  8. To understand how to manage people and teams effectively
  9. To understand the various personality types and how they operate in the workplace
  10. To understand how to define and implement projects, how to monitor, evaluate and report on project processes and cycles and how to close and de-brief projects
  11. To understand how to leverage networks and partnerships
  12. To learn from successful case studies
  13. To network and share lessons with other NGOs/CSOs and CBOs


Targeted Participants

These Masterclasses will target NGO executive directors, fundraisers, program and project managers, marketing, communications, finance and new business development staff, monitoring and evaluation staff, HR staff, board members and decisions makers.  Space is limited.


Venue/Dates/Times

Zambian Governance Foundation: 9 Mansansa Close, Off Bwinchimfumu Road, Rhodespark, Lusaka

30 September - 4 October 2019: (09h00 – 16h30 Monday –Thursday; 09h00 – 16h00 Friday). Daily options are also available.

Optional Site Visit on Saturday morning. Please book flights accordingly.


Training Format

These Masterclasses will be highly interactive and will include formal presentations, discussions, group work and other exercises.


Venue, Date and Time 

Venue

Dates

Starting Time

Ending Time

Zambian Governance Foundation

Monday - Thursday 30 September - 3 October 2019

08h30 registration 

09h00 begin

16h30

Zambian Governance Foundation

Friday 4 October 2019

09h00

16h00

Optional Site Visit (VITALITE, LUSAKA): 
Saturday 5 October 2019Vitalite: 08h3013h00


Materials 

All presentations will be made available to each participant. Additional worksheets and hand-outs will also be provided. A certificate of completion will be provided.


Masterclass Format 

This Masterclass will include formal presentations, discussions, group work and exercises.


Event Costs

EVENT OPTION

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT

Register and pay by  23 August

STANDARD PRICE

Register and pay after 23 August

OPTION 1: Full Masterclass 

(5 days)

 $575 (ZMK7,580)

$685 (ZMK9,030)

OPTION 2: Daily Rate


OPTIONAL SATURDAY SITE VISIT 

(see details below)


 $120 (ZMK1,585)


  $50  (ZMK660)


$140 (ZMK1,845)


$60  (ZMK790)


TEAM DISCOUNTS

Teams of 5 or more receive a 10% discount. 



MASTERCLASS AGENDA

DAY 1: RESOURCE MOBILISATION, FUNDRAISING & PROPOSAL WRITING

TIME

AGENDA ITEM

PRESENTER

08h30-09h00

Registration


09h00-09h30

Welcome and Introductions

Barbara Nost: CEO the Zambian Governance Foundation

Lisa Thompson Smeddle: Director, African Sustainability Academy

09h30-11h

  • Resource Mobilisation: International Trends & Definitions
  • Building key relationships: Do's and Dont's with donors

Lisa Thompson Smeddle: Director, African Sustainability Academy 

11h00-11h15

TEA/COFFEE BREAK

11h15-13h00

  • Successful Fundraising: Research and finding the right partners
  • Maintaining key partners
  • Writing an winning proposal: internationally accepted formats for funding proposals
  • Problem statement, executive summary, goals and objectives

Lisa Thompson Smeddle: Director, African Sustainability Academy 

13h00-14h00

LUNCH BREAK

14h00-15h00

  • Proposal Writing Continued: Methodology, monitoring evaluation and reporting

Lisa Thompson Smeddle: Director, African Sustainability Academy

15h00-15h15

TEA/COFFEE BREAK

15h15-16h15

  • Proposal Writing Continued: Budgets, packaging, follow up

Lisa Thompson Smeddle: Director, African Sustainability Academy

16h15-16h30

Concluding thoughts and closure


DAY 2: SOCIAL ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT, FINANCIAL SUSTAINABILITY & NGO COMPLIANCE

09h00-11h00

  • Social Enterprises: Challenges and Potential for NGOs
  • Hybrid models 
  • Chuluka Limited

Lisa Thompson Smeddle: Director, African Sustainability Academy

Barbara Nost: CEO the Zambian Governance Foundation

11h00-11h15

TEA/COFFEE BREAK

11h15-13h00

  • SE Case Studies: Vitalite

John Fey: Vitalite Zambia

13h00-14h00

LUNCH BREAK

14h00-15h00

  • Institutional, tax and compliance ramifications for social enterprises

Mr Mbuyu Ndabala: Zambian Revenue Authority

15h00-15h15

TEA/COFFEE BREAK

15h15-16h15

  • Practical: Social Enterprise Business Plan 

Lisa Thompson Smeddle: Director, African Sustainability Academy

16h15-16h30

Concluding thoughts and closure


DAY 3: PEOPLE MANAGEMENT & TEAM DEVELOPMENT

09h00-11h00

  • Who am I and how does my story influence those around me 
  • Practical: Tree of Life exercise
  • Personality profiling   

Lisa Thompson Smeddle: Director, African Sustainability Academy

11h00-11h15

TEA/COFFEE BREAK

11h15-13h00

  • Personality practical & exercise

Lisa Thompson Smeddle: Director, African Sustainability Academy

13h00-14h00

LUNCH BREAK

14h00-15h00

  • High functioning and dysfunctional teams
  • Performance Management

Lisa Thompson Smeddle: African Sustainability Academy

15h00-15h15

TEA/COFFEE BREAK

15h15-16h15

  • Roles & responsibilities of board members

Lisa Thompson Smeddle: African Sustainability Academy

16h15-16h30

Concluding thoughts 

Lisa Thompson Smeddle: African Sustainability Academy

DAY 4: PROJECT PLANNING, DESIGN & MANAGEMENT

09h00-11h00

  • The steps of project planning, design and management
  • Project conceptualisation
  • Stakeholder analysis

Lisa Thompson Smeddle: African Sustainability Academy

11h00-11h15

TEA/COFFEE BREAK

11h15-13h00

  • Project Implementation

Lisa Thompson Smeddle: African Sustainability Academy

13h00-14h00

 LUNCH BREAK

14h00-15h00

  • Project Monitoring 

Lisa Thompson Smeddle: African Sustainability Academy

15h00-15h15

TEA/COFFEE BREAK

15h15-16h15

  • Project Closure & Debrief

Lisa Thompson Smeddle: African Sustainability Academy

16h15-16h30

Concluding thoughts 

DAY 5: MARKETING, BRANDING, SOCIAL MEDIA AND GETTING YOUR STORY OUT

09h00-11h00

  • International marketing trends and media platforms
  • Branding

Lisa Thompson Smeddle: African Sustainability Academy

11h00-11h15

TEA/COFFEE BREAK

11h15-13h00

  • Brand Key Analysis

Lisa Thompson Smeddle: African Sustainability Academy

13h00-14h00

LUNCH BREAK

14h00-15h00

  • Brand Key Analysis continued
  • NGO Communications

Lisa Thompson Smeddle: African Sustainability Academy

Tarisai Jangara: Zambian Governance Foundation 

15h00-15h15

TEA/COFFEE BREAK

15h15-16h15

  • Social Media 

Lisa Thompson Smeddle: African Sustainability Academy

16h15-16h30

Concluding thoughts

Lisa Thompson Smeddle: African Sustainability Academy


About the facilitators


Lisa Thompson-Smeddle is the Founder/Director of the USA and RSA registered African Sustainability Academy and Sustainable Development Network. She has 25 years’ experience working in the NGO sector in Africa. She has acted as Sustainability Advisor to Family Health International, an Umbrella Grants Mechanism managing a $93million USAID/PEPFAR grant in South Africa. Her role was to build capacity in PEPFAR funded NGOs. This included the development of sustainability and organisational development strategies and policies, the establishment of effective fundraising, financial, monitoring evaluation and reporting systems and strategies, assistance with social media and media/marketing campaigns and more. Lisa was also the Programme and Research Coordinator for the Sustainability Institute (South Africa) and course designer/lecturer at Stellenbosch University (South Africa). She has managed projects for the UNDP, GIZ, WWF, DANIDA, Cordaid, the Hanns Seidel Foundation, the SA National Department of Human Settlements, various African provincial and local government authorities, the University of California Berkeley and other academic institutions and donor agencies. She has completed an Honours degree in Social Sciences at Chapman University (California, USA), and both Honours and Master’s degrees in Sustainable Development at Stellenbosch University (South Africa).


Tarisai Jangara has vast experience in communications, having worked as a journalist and Communications Specialist since 2010. She currently works for the Zambian Governance Foundation (ZGF) as a Communications Specialist where she oversees and coordinates all communication activities. She has produced documentaries focusing on social accountability and has been instrumental in documenting stories of change which have been featured across Zambian media platforms. Prior to her work with ZGF she worked as Information and Publicity officer for the Zimbabwe Human Rights Association (ZimRights) where she was in charge of developing and maintaining the cooperate image and brand of the organization. She was also responsible for editing and producing all organizational publications, including media press releases. 


Mbuyu Ndabala is a Senior Inspector - Policy and Legislation at the Zambian Revenue Authority in Lusaka. His portfolio includes education and training in Zambian tax law, non-profit tax law, non-profit compliance and Zambian taxation in general.


Barbara Nost is the CEO of the Zambian Governance Foundation for Civil Society (ZGF). Prior to coming to Zambia, Barbara worked in various long-and short-term on assignments broadly related to governance, institution building and civil society development.Her current main interest is to transform ZGF, a largely donor funded organisation, into a local community foundation which can sustain itself with resources available within Zambia.


John Fey is currently a Director at Shared Value Africa (an NGO focused on consulting, training & research) and a Director ar VITALITE Zambia Limited (a social enterprise developing household energy solutions for Zambia and beyond). Additionally, he is a board member at the SEM Fund (NGO based in Dakar, Senegal) and Zidisha.org (the first online microlending community that directly connects lenders and entrepreneurs in developing countries).   His specialties include: Addressing the "Poverty Tax" in Sub-Saharan Africa, Household Renewable Energy, Climate Smart Agriculture, Entrepreneurship and Household Economic Strengthening Training.


ABOUT ASA

After thorough research into the skills and training needs of NGOs, communities, youth, corporates and government agencies, the founders of the African Sustainability Academy (ASA) and the Sustainable Development Network (SDN), determined that the importance of skills development in these sectors cannot be over-emphasized. As employees transition through various phases of their careers, their roles, responsibilities and expected outputs change. With these changes, employees often require increased capacity and additional skills. Moreover, unemployed youth and community members without work experience or job-ready skills require capacity development programs that will enable them to find meaningful employment. In order to meet these challenges, the ASA has designed accredited and certificate courses aimed at upskilling existing NGO, government and corporate employees (from junior to senior management staff and board members); enabling them to perform more effectively and efficiently in the workplace, and courses for community members and unemployed youth. Certificate courses run from one day to two weeks. Accredited courses run from one week to 18 months, depending on the content and course outcomes. Courses can also be customized, according to the organisation’s needs.


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