We currently offer two open training courses for project directors:

Strategies for Success

This course will provide project directors with financial management, strategic planning, and communication skills and tools they need to make their project or program more successful and financially sustainable.

The face-to-face version of this course lasts for three full days. The online version of this course lasts for 6 weeks, with participants committing to 5 hours of coursework per week.

Creating a Successful Business Plan

This two-day course will provide the tools and information you need to construct a business plan for your program or project. You’ll use templates to draft your business plan as you go, and at the end of two days you will emerge with a working business model, a draft business plan, feedback on your presented ideas, and an opportunity to have a follow-up phone or Skype consultation with the course instructor on your final business plan.

Mini-Courses & In-house Training

We can adapt our courses to offer skills training in a variety of formats. If you are interested in having us conduct a workshop in conjunction with your meeting or conference, or if you want to train a group of people at your organization all at once, please reach out to us!

What our alumni say:

“Diversifying approaches to funding is important, and I have learned valuable skills that will help with this – not just the sources themselves, but approaches to communication and establishing partnerships as well.”

“I hoped for practical information about how to diversify my funding base, and my expectations were certainly met.”

“I feel more equipped to take an organized approach to managing my facility… the team of instructors, advisers, and guest speakers was phenomenal.”

“I learned a huge amount about private funding.”


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