Post Graduate Diploma in Grants Management

Course Overview

Successful organizations have a solid grant management program that starts long before any grant is awarded. Grant management includes strategic planning, efficient grant design, program development and effective tracking, and having sufficient resources to smoothly manage the process. Grants management is a key activity in Non-Government Organizations (NGOs), State Corporations and other Donor funded institutions. Most teams aim to use limited resources optimally and efficiently to achieve maximum impact.

Module 1 introduction to Grants management

Introduction to Grant Management

Applying for Grant

Pitfalls, Red flags Issues and Grant Cycle

Developing a Grant Proposal

Outline for writing a Grant

Grant Management Processes

Module 2 Planning for Grants Funds

Planning and writing an annual Budget

Managing Grants Money

Handling Accounting

Understanding Non-Profit status and Tax Exemptions

Procurement and Managing Change

Government / Public Procurement

Applying Best Practice-Principles in Procurement

Procurement Strategy & Strategic Options

Module 3, Planning for Sustainability of Projects

Introduction to grant Management

Establishing a Micro-Grant Program

Creating a Business Plan

Developing a committee to help with Financial Sustainability

Writing a Grant

Outline for writing a Grant Application for Funding

Module 4 Sourcing for Grants through Fundraising

Fundraising Planning: The Fundraising Audit

Fundraising Planning

Donor Retention and Development

Project Coordination

Module 5 Monitoring and Evaluation of Grants

A framework for Program Evaluation a gateway to tools

Understanding Community Leadership, Evaluators, Funders and their Interests

Choosing Evaluators and Development of Evaluation Plan  

Participatory Evaluation

Data Collection, Design and Observation system

Collecting and Analyzing Data

Module 6 Project Audits

Introducing Project Audits

Definition of Monitoring and Case Study

Project Audit: Process and Report Writing

Audit Methodology According to Individual Phases and Areas

Module 7 Hiring of Employees for Grants Management

Developing a plan for staff Hiring and Training

Advertising and Interviewing for Positions

Developing personnel policies

Developing staff Orientation Programs

Developing Training program for Staff

Module 8 Corporate Fundraising

Corporate Giving and Fundraising

Grant Fundraising

Fundraising Events

Managing Fundraising Volunteers

Leading Fundraising Teams

Module 9 Project Management

Introduction to project Management

Project appraisal

Project Planning and scheduling

Project Team Management and Conflict Resolution

Module 10 Introduction to NGO sector 

Introduction to the Nonprofit Sector

The Development of a Profession

Fundraising Ethics

Individual Giving Behavior

Course Assignments

Participants will be required to submit 10 assignments, a research paper and one final examination for the period of 12 months to demonstrate their understanding of the course content. Assignments account for 60%, research paper accounts for 30% while Examination accounts for 10% of the marks.


Upon successful completion of the course, the participant will receive a Post Graduate Certificate of Merit and a transcript.

Certificate and Transcripts will be given after the successful completion of the course.

Organizers: Action Institute For Professional Studies

Course Duration: 52 weeks (12 months)

Target Region: Global

Language: English

FORMAT: Web-based and Distance Learning facilitated




Tel no: +254 727 616 783

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Enrolled: 23 students
Duration: 12 Months
Level: Intermediate
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