Training Course on Fundraising & Resource Mobilisation

Fundraising & Resource Mobilisation

Organising and developing your organisation and its people for maximum performance

Why this course?

There are many strategies NGOs can employ in order to mobilise resources for improved service delivery. Too often NGOs complain about not having enough funding or enough resources to accomplish their goals, and too often NGOs rely on singular funding streams from donors, which are provided over limited time periods. Successful NGOs are finding ways to work with markets and help business "do well while doing good."

In this training, it will be discussed, how NGOs can influence business practices, build corporate partnerships, and develop earned income ventures all ways of leveraging market forces to achieve social change on a broader scale.

Course objectives

By the end of this course, you will:

  • Understand the essential components of an integrated fundraising plan
  • Know the steps in resource mobilization for fundraising
  • Understand different types of donors and their motivations
  • Have increased their ideas on how to identify funds, including corporate funds / CSR
  • Understand the link between external communication and fundraising

Who should join?

Programme/project managers and professionals, directors and line managers with fund raising responsibilities, and consultants and/or advisers.

Course agenda

Day 1: Introduction to FR & RM

  • Identify your resource needs - how much money do you need? and when?
  • Review organisational strategy: Vision, mission, values
  • Organisation's USPs
  • Sources of funding

Day 2: Steps in RM

  • Donor mapping
  • Overview of fundraising: what we know already
  • Steps in Resource Mobilization. Step 1 to Step 3. Recognition, Relations, Resources
  • Match-making strategies

Day 3:

  • Landscape & scanning for funding opportunities and Go/No Go
  • External relations, external communication, branding
  • Communication plan
  • Elements of the fundraising plan
  • Step 4. Action: Making Fundraising plan
  • Personal reflection and action planning

Meet your trainer

Thilakan Sathasivam

Senior trainer/consultant

Email: [email protected]

Thilakan has been working in the development sector for more than 20 years and has extensive experience as advisor and trainer. Thilakan is a senior resource person for MDF Bangladesh delivering training using participative methodologies in Resource mobilization, Results-based Management, Project Cycle Management, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning, Proposal Writing, Human Resources Management, Organisational Development and Training of Trainers. He also designs and delivers tailored workshops and facilitations in these topics. Thilakan has delivered numerous training programmes for EU partners in Sri Lanka and Bangladesh in recent years. He has carried out various assignments in the countries such as Vietnam, India, Indonesia, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Nepal, Thailand, Mongolia, Myanmar, Philippines and Netherlands. Clients include UN, Caritas, ILO, IOM, EU, USAID, SDC, EKN and World Vision.

Essential Information

  • Time: 27 - 29 April 2020
  • Location: Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Course fee: 920 EUR (excluding tax)
  • Registration deadline: 20 April 2020
  • Registration: visit our course page here

Logistic information

  • Transportation: To be arranged by participants
  • Accommodation: If participants would like to stay at the training venue, MDF Asia will support with the booking. Participants can also search for nearby options on or
  • Final course agenda: available to be sent out 1 week before the training starts
  • Visa (if needed): Participants are advised to study visa policy of the country where the training takes place early enough for all the necessary preparation and application. MDF Asia will support participants' visa application by providing an invitation letter if required

Special offers

  • 5% discount to the payments completed by 16 March 2020
  • 10% discount to MDF alumni who attended an MDF course within the past 2 years
  • 1 free place for a group of 6 registrations from the same organization

Contact us

MDF Asia, Vietnam Office

Add: Room 501, A1 building, Van Phuc Diplomatic Compound,

298 Kim Ma Street, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi, Vietnam

Email: [email protected]

Phone: +84 (0)24 6258 4438