Post Graduate Diploma in Grants Management Course Overview

This course is comprehensive on grants management and fundraising, spanning the grants lifecycle from pre-award through grant closeout. The course provides the Federal, pass-through, and recipient workforces with the knowledge and skills they need to improve program and public accountability, efficiency, and outcomes for beneficiaries.

Course Objectives

  • The course aims to foster the following to learners
  • Understand different perspectives on the scope of the nonprofit sector
  • Describe the key sources of nonprofit income
  • Understand and describe the historic context of fundraising
  • Understand the requirements for fundraising to be considered a profession
  • Understand key components of ethical theory and differentiate between applied and normative ethics
  • Decide which type of ethical system to apply in fundraising contexts to professional ethical dilemmas
  • Understand the significance of enhancing donor loyalty
  • Describe the drivers of donor loyalty
  • Manage grants effectively

Course Content

Module One: Introduction to Grants Management

  • Effective Grants Management
  • Definition of Terms in This Book

Module Two: Building Grants Management into the Proposal

  • Solid Methodology
  • Clear Objectives
  • Competent Personnel
  • Comprehensive Evaluation Plan
  • Adequate Budget
    • Chapter Summary

Module Three: Negotiation and Acceptance Procedures

  • The Selection Process
  • Negotiating the Grant Award
  • Notification of Funding
  • Accepting a Grant Award
  • Chapter Summary

Module Four: Coordinating Grants Management Tasks

  • Creating a Grant File
  • Coordination with Project Staff
  • Coordination with Finance Staff
  • Coordination with the Evaluator
  • Chapter Summary

Module Five: Evaluation

  • History of Evaluation Research
  • Types of Evaluation
  • Choosing an Evaluator
  • Using a Logic Model
  • After the Evaluation Is Conducted
  • Conversation with an Evaluator
  • What are three to five of the most common types of
  • Evaluation tools included in proposals?
  • What elements make up a successful collaboration

Module Six: Audits and Monitoring visits

  • Office of Management and Budget Circulars
  • The Importance of an Audit
  • Types of Audits
  • Preparing for an Audit
  • Contents of an Audit Report
  • Monitoring Visits
  • Chapter Summary

Module Seven: Grants Management of Federal Grants

  • Office of Management and Budget Circulars
  • Grant Performance Reports
  • Importance of Calendars
  • Accurate Reporting
  • Chapter Summary
  • Module Eight: Managing Private Funder Grants
  • Difference in Complexity
  • Additional Flexibility
  • Chapter Summary

Module Nine: Closeout Procedures

  • Required Final Programmatic Reports
  • Required Final Financial Report
  • Equipment Inventory
  • Compliance Certification
  • Penalties for Not Submitting
  • Chapter Summary

Module Ten: Ethical Issues

  • The Issue of Honesty
  • The Issue of Integrity
  • Examples of Mismanagement
  • Possible Consequences of Mismanagement
  • Case Studies of Mismanagement

Minimum entry requirements

Common regulations governing Post-Graduate Diplomas shall be applicable.

The following shall be eligible for admission.

  1. a) Holders of a Bachelor’s degree from a recognized University
  2. b) Holders of an equivalent qualification from any other recognized Institution.

Assignments: candidates shall be expected to submit 10 assignments (Continuous Assessment test) that Account to 70 % of their Work and a Project Paper at the Tail end of the course, which accounts to 30 % of the course Work.

Regions Targeted: Global

Courses Fees €1500

Course duration: 1 year (2 semesters)

To register for the course, contact:

The Director of Admissions
Strategia, Netherlands
The Hague, Netherlands

Tel: +31 616950 384


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