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TOOLS FOR PROJECT PLANNING

Discover the practical tools you need to design great projects

A complete guide to project planning for community nonprofits

This 9-part course will give you the tools, frameworks and guidelines you need to plan meaningful community development projects. Step-by-step, we will explore the strategies required to develop successful projects that meet the real needs of locals. Discover how to analyse your context, set clear goals, develop initiatives and create durable implementation strategies that have long-term positive impacts.

Who is it for?

Goal

Format

Downloads

Language

Cost

Anybody working with communities to design local development projects

The ability to plan durable community development projects from scratch

A full project planning handbook, as well as 18 individual tool templates

All of our courses are 100% free

Available in English and Spanish

9 modules incorporating step-by-step guides and example frameworks

LET'S GET STARTED

Select a module below to get started. If you're new to planning development projects, it's best to start with Module 1. At the end of each module, you can find free, ready to use templates for download. 

Introducing Project Planning

Discover the fundamental components to effective project planning.

Situational Analysis

Learn how to analyse and understand the context of your community project.

Setting Realistic Goals

Learn how to use a Problem and Objective tree to set clear goals for your project.

Stakeholder Analysis

Learn how to identify and manage the key players involved in your project.

Choosing an Intervention

Learn how to use a feasibility analysis to choose the best intervention for you.

Theory of Change

Learn how to use this tool to ensure that your project achieves long-term change.

Monitoring & Evaluation

Learn how to incorporate M&E frameworks into your project design.

Logical Framework

Discover a simple, step-by-step guide to using the most important tool you have!

Accounting for Gender

Learn how to use a gender analysis to ensure your project benefits everyone!

Download Handbook

Use our free handbook as a guide when planning your next community development project, containing all 9 modules and 17 individual templates.

Download Your Free Handbook Here

If you have any questions about project planning or how these tools can best help your nonprofit, leave a comment below or email us directly.

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