Capacity building and NGO’s external benefits (accountability to donors and local communities)
For many years now, NGO sector has been acting as an agent of change empowering and fostering local communities towards sustainable socio-economic development.
NGO programs that focus on peace building, democratic governance, human rights as well as fighting poverty and inequality are implemented around the world.
Yet, no matter how many successful projects have been created, in the final phase of implementation the last challenge remains – ensuring project sustainability.
To increase the chances that activities and policies fostered by NGOs will be integrated and utilized within targeted community groups upon project completion, it is helpful to have people within the project target group who know how to maintain new practices and policies once the NGO staff has completed their mission.
One of the most effective ways to carry out this goal is capacity building.
Capacity building has become one of the most important measures for ensuring project sustainability and is requested by the donor community.
Building the capacity of NGOs and projects to change negative perceptions, inefficient practices, and harmful behavior of governments, decision makers and policy makers is an emerging requirement usually implemented by reputable, successful NGOs.
Ensuring that NGOs have the capacity to undertake this important outreach means training NGO staffers, who will then be able to effectively communicate with community members and train them to carry out the core necessary tasks to ensure project sustainability and positive impact.
NGOs can build upon the success of their core programs by sharing their skills with others in the community, whether that community is a village, town, state, country or the entire world.
But the sharing of skills is a skill in itself. It requires training to sharpen effective communications strategies, including active listening, outreach that will be accepted by the community, assessment and follow up.
Maximpact provides need-based and sector-specific tailored training to strengthen the capacity of NGOs, projects and programs worldwide. Organizations can carry out training in any area they need, such as fundraising, or select Agriculture, WASH and Waste Management Training-of-Trainers.
The Internal Benefits of Capacity Building for an NGO
Capacity building is required to demonstrate an NGO’s accountability for and sustainability of project results to donors and local communities. It also is essential in growing the internal abilities of an NGO to perform its mission in the most efficient and effective way.
In order to adapt to the fast-changing environment of development and humanitarian assistance, many NGOs require new skills of their staff members. Internal communication and coordination of complex programs can pose challenges to staffers. Strengthening their ability to collaborate with partners becomes even more important.
Through its Training-of-Trainers programs designed for NGOs, Maximpact offers solutions to these and other common challenges faced by the NGO community.
NGOs benefit through such programs. By becoming trainers, NGO leaders can extend their services, enhancing the reputation of their organization and generating new revenue streams.
While building their own skills as trainers, NGO leaders are empowered to motivate community members to become trainers themselves, expanding the knowledge of the whole community.
ToT in WASH, Waste Management and Agriculture / TRIPLE BENEFIT
These programs offer triple benefits. They train participants in: technical, operational and preparation skills.
The Maximpact Training-of-Trainers program will graduate a competent and enthusiastic staff of trainers equipped with the skills and resources to transform local areas through sustainable agricultural methods tailored to local conditions and cultures.
The Maximpact Training-of-Trainers program for WASH consists of 11 main modules covering water pollution, water scarcity and climate change; and the practical possibilities for sustainable financing.
The Waste Management Training-of-Trainers program will introduce recent technology and most advanced techniques in waste management.
All these programs are expected to raise the skills of the NGO sector to create and deliver their own WASH, Agriculture and Waste capacity building programs.
Based on the specific needs of an NGO, the Maximpact Training-of-Trainers programs offer the flexibility to select one or more of the presented modules and/or request training in any additional sector-related topics.
Maximpact will adapt the program to the local context where trainings take place, as well as to the nature and knowledge level of training participants.
All Maximpact programs are in line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, incorporating the climate change and gender aspects of these ambitious goals.
To ensure sustainability, Maximpact has created a Post-Training Mentorship Program to further support the training participants in applying their training to their day-to-day work.
Participants of Maximpact capacity building training programs enhance the socio-environmental impact and sustainability of their NGO projects. Their communities experience upward economic mobility as the graduates, in turn, teach local enterprises the skills they need to succeed.
Implementation modalities and service conditions
Maximpact trainers can provide either virtual or in-house training, or both.
The training service fee will depend on:
- the number of topics or modules selected
- the mode of training delivery – in-house or virtual
- the number of days during which the training will take place
- the choice of national or international expert to conduct the training
To get started, the NGO fills in the pre-training assessment form, click for link: Maximpact Training Form
Then, Maximpact finds the right expert and submits a service proposal to that expert for review and approval.
To receive a quote for your organizations training, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.