Training Guide For NGOs

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Appropriate Skills
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NGOs across African continent have played a pivotal role in development. However, there is need for employees of these NGOs to re-skill and up-skill in order to manage these organizations better so as to meet the expectations of the host countries. Courses that can offer participants with the relevant information on non-governmental organizations management and also focus on the key issues in management of NGOs emphasizing on organizations working on development issues are necessary. The major objectives of these courses are:  

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The major objectives of these courses are:  

By the end of training the participants will be able to:

  • Identify the characteristics of NGOs
  • Understand the issues NGOs face
  • Determine the types and instruments in international development agencies
  • Learn the role and barriers of NGOs with respect to development of communities
  • Understand the challenges of management of NGOs
  • Develop techniques, skills and tools of adoption of strategies and change in NGOs
  • Understand Results-Based Management
  • Understand project management
  • Establish internal and external evaluation processes
  • Choose tools for NGOs marketing
  • Select donor agencies
  • Learn the preparation of a grant proposal
  • Understand good negotiation and communication principles
  • Understand proper recruitment processes in human resource management

Courses that anyone working for NGOs or anyone who wishes to work with NGOs across Africa needs to have some knowledge in the following areas:

Understanding NGOs

  • NGO stages
  • Building an NGO
  • Need assessment of NGO
  • SWOT analysis
  • Legal requirements of NGOs

Vision, mission, principles and strategies of NGOs

  • Governance and leadership of NGO
  • Strategy and mission of NGO
  • Principle based vision of NGO
  • Gender policy in NGOs
  • Structure and system of NGO

          Institutional sustainability

  • Techniques of building institutional sustainability
  • Projects sustainability
  • Personnel training and sustainability
  • Sustainability through networking
  • Shortcoming of developing a network

Managing people

  • NGO structure
  • Formal  NGO
  • Staff specialization
  • Principle development and maintenance
  • Western and African organizational model
  • Improving functioning of staff
  • Supervision
  • Creating and maintaining a board
  • Team functioning
  • Organizational sustainability


  • Development of NGO brand
  • Fundraisings
  • NGO financial needs planning
  • Marketing through social media
  • Financial institutions

Financial resources mobilization and management

  • Budget making approaches
  • Budgeting role
  • Money management
  • Resource management
  • Financial control
  • Financial management
  • Management accounting vs.       financial accounting
  • Rules of accounting

Project cycle

  • NGO performance monitoring and evaluation
  • Planning and implementation
  • Evaluation strategies
  • Tools for monitoring and evaluation
  • Indicators of performance
  • Logical framework approach
  • Theory based evaluation
  • Appraisals and participatory methods
  • Four impact evaluation models.

Paramount to the above is competency development and soft skills development among NGOs employees.  The two seem to shoulder solutions to why NGOs collapse. At LearningKing, we are convinced that there is need for capacity building. Capacity building is an important component of human resource development in an organization. By developing the capacities of human resources, the organizations as well as the employees make progress. However capacity building is not as simple as it appears at first instance. It demands a systematic planning much ahead of the actual training starts. Especially in the backdrop of the kind of work the NGOs are involved with and the resources they have, it becomes all the more important to adopt a systematic approach towards capacity building or training so that the desired results may be achieved.

All NGOs need to identify the training needs through training need assessment:

First of all they need to know the gap areas where the training is needed. To identify these gaps a systematic analysis is required. This involves finding answers to questions whether training is actually needed or which are the areas that need an improvement through training. There are several methods which may be used for training need assessment such as questionnaires or focused group discussions etc. Based on the target group we should choose the method for need assessment. LearningKing Academy has a full package of the mentioned above. 

Please do not hesistate to make any enquiries regarding your training needs. We are readily availbale to develope tailored training and development solutions for your organisation and employees.