Managing Finance and Funding


Course name Managing Finance and Funding
Institution Bioforce Institute
Location France
Language English
Contact information

Laure Viviès,,

0033 4 72 89 74 71 (afternoons only)


Course objective

To provide participants with the critical skills and confidence required to raise funds for humanitarian programmes and to manage financial resources accountably : key principles and concepts of financial management, practical aspects of financial management, funding strategies and opportunities, donors and strategies, quality and accountability in finance management, budgeting and proposal writing.

- Appreciate the importance of good financial management systems in achieving NGO objectives and that financial management is for everyone,

- Describe the Seven Principles and the Four Building Blocks of financial management as frameworks for promoting robust financial systems,

- Use Mango’s financial health check to identify strengths and weaknesses in financial systems’

- Describe the important role of coding structures in budgeting and financial accounting and reporting,

- Prepare field accounts and simple financial reports,

- Describe the difference between cash and accruals accounting,

- Describe how financial planning fit into operational and strategic planning,

- Build activity-based project budgets, phased budgets and cashflow forecasts for effective programme planning and implementation,

- Analyse financial statements using ratio analysis techniques,

- Use budget monitoring reports to inform and support programme management decisions,

- Assess internal control strengths and weaknesses and apply internal control procedures to minimise risk,

- Describe the challenges and responses of managing funds in emergency responses,

- Identify different types of funding,

- Identify the steps of the funding cycle,

- Distinguish the different types of donors, their functioning, rules and conditions,

- Know how to write a funding proposal,

- Know how to prepare and conduct negotiations with the donor,

- Know how to write a concept note,

- Identify constraints faced by international aid organizations,

- Identify the process of being accountable to donors on the use of funds,

- Apply theoretical knowledge when seeking funding and monitoring funds.

Sector NGO
General course topics One logistics function in great detail
Focus commodity Not indicated
Accredited No
Accredited by N/A
Certificate name Certificate
Attendance mode In-person
Incentives No
Incentives description


Logistics Topics Coverage % (estimate) 100
Audience Facility Manager
Pre-requisites Yes
Pre-requisites description

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Course fee $2,731
Discount available No
Discount description


Course included in analysis No