GRANT WRITING & FUND RAISING WORKSHOP
9-13 October, 2023
SOFIA – (Salvatorian Office for International Aid) is the international agency for the aid and development work of the Salvatorian Fathers and Brothers in Rome. It has been a forerunner in training Catholic religious members in Project Management for the last ten years. It has trained about 400 participants from more than fifty countries.
Preparing project applications and reports
- The steps of the project cycle
- Results focused planning
- Preparing budgets and financial plans
- Monitoring and evaluation
- Preparing narrative and financial reports
- Catholic funding agencies in Europe and the US
- Government sources of funding for missionary projects
- Understanding how funding agencies operate
- Nurturing donor relationships and strategies to grow your donor base
- Roundtable on setting up a solidarity or development office and working with lay collaborators
- Classroom teaching
- Group discussions and exercises
- Individual work
- Roundtable session
Brother Allen Sherry fms (b. 1948) is an Australian Marist Brother and seasoned fundraiser who is currently Executive Director of Australian Marist Solidarity. He was the founding Director of his congregation’s International Bureau of Solidarity (BIS) in Rome and has worked as a funding consultant to several international missionary congregations. This is the 13th workshop Allen presents in Rome.
Dr. Arnout Mertens (b. 1975 in Belgium) is the International Director of Philanthropy and Development of the Jesuit Refugee Service. Until February 2017, he was the co-founder and Director of SOFIA, the Rome-based development office of the Salvatorian Fathers and Brothers (SDS). He created partnerships with philanthropists and funding agencies from Church in Need to the European Commission. It is the 6th time he teaches the workshop with Allen.
The workshop is directed at religious or lay people working for congregations who are NEW to the field or have only little experience. A good understanding of English is required. No translation can be provided.
1. Registration: Monday 9 October 2023, 8:00 to 9:00 am
2. Daily sessions:
Monday-Tuesday and Thursday-Friday: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm (breaks: coffee 10:45-11:15; lunch 12:45 – 2:15pm; coffee 15:30-16:00)
Wednesday: 1:00 – 1:45 pm light lunch; workshop 2:00 – 6:00 pm (coffee 15:45-16:15).
Wednesday morning is kept free to give the participants the opportunity to attend the General Audience of Pope Francis on St Peter’s Square.
Casa Maria Immacolata
Via Ezio, 28, 00192 Roma RM
How to get there.
Free wireless internet will be available.
WHAT TO BRING?
If possible a draft project application or data for one project, so you can work on the application during the workshop. We will give you feedback on how to improve it and where you could try to ask for funding.
We do not offer housing, but you can download here a list of different accommodation options in Rome. The price of the rooms is subjected to the property.
We ask for a donation of 800 € for the entire week, which is to be paid cash upon arrival or by bank transfer to:
Account Holder Name: SOFIA ONLUS
Bank Name: Crédit Agricole Italia Spa
Swift Code: CRPPIT2PXXX
Bank country: Italy
purpose: workshop + your name
The donation covers all sessions, the course materials, five lunches and the coffee breaks, and helps SOFIA to help an education project in Kolwesi – DR CONGO.
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Please contact at:
email@example.com or by phone to +39 06 686 291.
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