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Fundraising and Monitoring and Evaluation Course for Civil Society Actors

WACSI supported by the Open Society Initiative for West Africa organized a 3-day specialized training workshop on “Fundraising and Monitoring and Evaluation” for civil society actors in Ghana from the 17-19 June2010. The workshop attracted 21 civil society actors from across the country. 

The specific objectives of the course was to deliver contextual knowledge and skills on planning, strategising and implementing fundraising approaches; identify funding sources and appropriate techniques to secure funds from donors and philanthropists;address challenges civil society face in fundraising; help trainees understand the fundamentals of designing and implementing a monitoring and evaluation (M&E) system for a project or an organisation and to provide a comprehensive overview of a sample of M&E tools, methods, and approaches, including their purpose and use; advantages and disadvantages and key references.

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The Institute has a resource centre that is open to civil society actors in the region. It serves as a library of civil society documents, research reports and edited volumes that are accessible to both individuals and organisations. The Institute has partnered the Foundation Centre to provide online learning resources and a database of grant giving institutions in the United States of America.

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