Human Capacity Development project - PASSIA's Training Program on
Fundraising and Financial Management Basics
Dec. 4, 2005 - Dec. 8, 2005
Best Eastern Hotel in RAMALLAH
In view of the fact that a key factor in the developing, dynamic environment prevailing in Palestine is the human resource, the PASSIA Training Programs seek to empower Palestinian practitioners and professionals to deal more effectively with the tasks ahead. The course on Fundraising and Financial Management Basics will enhance the participants’ capacity and effectiveness to develop and write fundraising proposals and equip them with an overall sense for the recurring financial activities they face.
The training program is designed for participants has been designed to meet the needs of employees whose responsibilities include fundraising, proposal writing, and basic budgeting/accounting tasks and who wish to enhance their skills in these fields. Normally, the applicant holds a BA degree or its equivalent. Applicants must be able to commit themselves full-time throughout the required period and to undertake preparatory reading and written work. A good knowledge of written and spoken English is essential.
Program Structure and Content
The training program on Fundraising and Financial Management Basics will focus on practical training and hands-on exercises in relevant fields and concepts and is structured as follows:
Preparation. Prior to the seminar the selected participants will be provided with a reading package, which will enable them to become familiar with the course material. Each participant will be required to write a brief paper on a subject related to the seminar. The presentation of this paper will be an integral part of the program.
Intensive Seminar. During the five-day intensive seminar a fundamental background on the key issues, concepts and practice of fundraising and basic financial management skills will be established, whereby participants will be asked to relate their training to actual issues and experiences at the institutions with which they are involved.
Seminar Topics include:
Planning and writing proposals
Developing sound budgets
Basics of financial management
Conclusion. At the close of the training program, certificates will be awarded by PASSIA to participants who successfully complete the program.
Completed application forms must be submitted to PASSIA by Monday, 24 October 2005. PASSIA will then invite short-listed applicants to interviews. Applicants will be notified of the results and, upon selection, participants will have to confirm their commitment to full-time participation in writing as well as submit a letter from their employers confirming that they will be exempted from work during the required period.
The PASSIA Training Program will take place from Sunday-Thursday, 4-8 December 2005 at the Best Eastern Hotel in RAMALLAH. All candidates must commit themselves to participate fully during the entire period.