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Non-Governmental Organization Management Course


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.


5 Days


  • Project and programme managers
  • Team leaders
  • Newcomers to the non-profit sector
  • Consultants who carry out assignments for NGOs.


At the end of this IRES training course, you will learn:

  • 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 organizational 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

TOPICS TO BE COVERED                  

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

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 2: Building sustainability institutional

  • Workshop technique
  • Sustainability in Projects
  • Sustainability and training people
  • Building sustainability through strong networks
  • Challenges to building a network

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 3: Marketing

  • non-profit brand development
  • Fundraising
  • planning the funding needs of the NGO
  • Social media marketing
  • agencies with funds

Module 4: 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 5: 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.

All facilitation and course materials will be offered in English. The participants should be reasonably proficient in English.


Upon successful completion of this training, participants will be issued with an Indepth Research Services (IRES) certificate.


The training is residential and will be held at IRES training Centre. The course fee covers the course tuition, training materials, two break refreshments, lunch, and study visits.

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


Accommodation is arranged upon request. For reservations contact the Training Officer.

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Mob: +254 715 077 817

Tel: 020 211 3814


This training can also be customized for your institution upon request to a minimum of 4 participants. You can have it delivered in our training centre or at a convenient location.

For further inquiries, please contact us on Tel: +254715077817,+254 (020) 211 3814 or mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Payment should be transferred to IRES account through bank on or before C.O.B 30th September 2019.

Send proof of payment to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Payment for all courses includes a registration fee, which is non-refundable and equals 15% of the total sum of the course fee.

1.    Participants may cancel attendance 14 days or more prior to the training commencement date.

2.    No refunds will be made 14 days or less to the training commencement date. However, participants who are unable to attend may opt to attend a similar training at a later date, or send a substitute participant provided the participation criteria have been met.

Please Note: The program content shown here is for guidance purposes only. Our continuous course improvement process may lead to changes in topics and course structure.

Event Properties

Event Duration 5 Days
Event Date 07-10-2019
Event End Date 11-10-2019
Cut off date 30-09-2019
Individual Price(Kenyan) KES 69,000
Individual Price (International) EUR 790
Individual Price(International in Dollars) USD 920
Location Nairobi, Kenya
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