You have a project idea which needs funding. You want to respond to a request for proposals or mobilise new resources for your organisation. You want to demonstrate your added value but are facing stiff competition. Learn to write a proposal that stands out. We believe that writing a convincing and attractive proposal is something we all can learn.

Course objectives

By the end of the course, you will:

  • Learn to match your unique proposal idea and added value with funders’ needs
  • Make sound GO / NO GO decisions on opportunities
  • Know how to bring logic and structure to your proposal and improve the writing process
  • Understand the appraisal procedures and criteria that will be used to evaluate your proposal
  • Practise and raise your confidence in proposal writing

Course agenda: 7 – 15 December 2020

This course is offered over a 6-day period, involving 8 sessions which lasts 1.5 hours each. Additionally, there is a 2-hour test session before the start of the course. The course is based on a participatory, active learning approach and combines guided virtual classroom sessions with learning at your pace. The following topics will be covered in the course, which might be further adjusted to suit participants' training needs:

Meet your trainers

Mr. Floris van Zuilekom
MDF Africa, Kenya Office

Mr. Floris van Zuilekom is experienced in developing proposals for a variety of funders and clients, and transfers these proposal writing skills during training courses, especially in an online setting. Thus far, he developed courses and trained professionals from organisations such as ICCO, GIZ, Solidaridad, The Hunger Project, SNV, Terres des Hommes and several Universities in Asia and Africa.

Mrs. Michelle de Rijck-Mrema
MDF Netherlands
Email: [email protected]

Mrs. Michelle de Rijck-Mrema has eight years of experience in international development assistance. She was the lead trainer for three of MDF’s main training courses, delivered from the office in Eastern and Southern Africa. This included the blended biannual Monitoring Evaluation and Learning course and the Writing Winning Proposals course. She is involved in online blended learning trajectories and is familiar with facilitating learning through platforms such as Moodle, zoom, mural, padlet, etc.

Essential information:

  • Course fee: 825 EUR (tax exempted)
  • Registration:
  • Registration deadline: 26 November 2020
  • Special offers:
    • 10% discount for MDF alumni who attended an MDF course in the past 2 years
    • 1 free seat for a group of 6 registrations

Contact us

MDF Asia, Vietnam Office
Add: Room 501, A1 Building, Van Phuc Diplomatic Compound
298 Kim Ma Street, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi
Tel: +84 (0) 24 6258 4438
Email: [email protected]