FCS builds CSOs capacity on fundraising and proposal writing

In a bid to build the Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) capacity in Tanzania, the Foundation for Civil Society (FCS) has yet again imparted skills to 34 other CSO members from different parts of the country to enhance their capacity in proposal writing and fundraising so as to enhance sustainability of local organisations.

Speaking in mid October on the sidelines of the tailor-made training conducted by the FCS in Dar es Salaam, Mr. John Richard from the Tanzania Economic Rival and Environmental Protection (TEREP) said, “I have gained enough knowledge on how to establish new relationship with development partners, as well as network with other stakeholders who are crucial for the development the sector. I am also happy to have gained tips on how to maintain the existing partnerships even after the expiry of our projects”, boasted Richard.

Richard also boasts to have gained new tools for embarking on resource mobilization for their local organisations.

For her part Ms. Grace Mbunda from Songea Women Movement and Development (SOWOMODE) said the practical examples and case studies done during a module on on proposal writing has enabled her come up with more tangible project proposals that can attract local as well as external support.

Mr. Daniel Mvella who was the training facilitator said the aim of the course was to enhance skills of participants on how to write quality project proposals based on different donors’ requirements, as well as getting knowledge of different approaches and tools for fundraising.

The training participants were introduced to other traditional ways of generating income to their CSOs, such as hosting dinners, marathons etc. 

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