Best Practices for Managing Donor Funding

Best Practices for Managing Donor Funding

This workshop is available in the following formats: In-Person, English and Online Workshop, English.

Managing donor funding requires best practice systems and processes to ensure compliance and deliver impact. Developing a strong organizational approach will help you meet any donor's requirements. This workshop explores the best practices for seeking, negotiating, and managing donor funding. First, you will examine the factors to consider when deciding to pursue funding from donors. Then, you will learn the five core systems to have in place to effectively manage donor funding through each of the key project phases: negotiation, start-up, implementation, and close-out.

Our expert facilitators also cover managing donor relationships from the proposal stage to close-out, including key considerations for developing and maintain productive working relationships. Each topic will be examined from the perspective of senior leadership, program staff, and operational staff using real life scenarios to exemplify the key phases and components of managing an award.

What will you learn?

By the end of this workshop, learners will be able to:

  • Recommend best practices when working in the donor community
  • Manage core components of program implementation when donor funds are being used
  • Identify risks when working with donors
  • Use tools, templates, and documentation to manage risks when working with donors

Who should attend?

This workshop is designed for:

  • Staff from organizations looking to diversify their donor base
  • Staff from organizations who are sub-grantees on a larger donor funded project
  • Staff from organizations new to managing funding from donors

If you’re still not sure if this workshop is right for you, feel free to contact us and we can help!

Further Information

Alternative USAID Flex Workshops
Humentum offers several other USAID specific Flex workshops that cover a range of topics. Click below, or get in touch to find out more about the following Flex Workshops:
Continuing Professional Education Credits (CPE)


In-Person Workshop: Continuing Professional Education Credits (CPEs) are not awarded at the end of this workshop. 

Online Workshop: Continuing Professional Education Credits (CPEs) are not awarded at the end of this workshop. 

Learning Approach


In-Person Workshop: Humentum’s highly practical workshops always put the learner first. Our expert facilitators will draw on their own vast sector and subject-specific knowledge to ensure our learner experience is as worthwhile and enjoyable as possible. They will share relevant tools, techniques and insights that are immediately transferrable to your own work. You are also actively encouraged to engage in meaningful discussions, hands-on group work, and pose your own specific questions to further enhance your learning. 

Online Workshop: Humentum’s self-directed and focused Online workshops always put the learner first. You will have the opportunity to connect and engage with peers from around the world in a social network style environment, whilst working through a series of engaging videos, assignments and readings. You will have a dedicated, expert facilitator to guide you on your learning journey, and always ready to answer your specific questions to further enhance your learning.

How does an Online workshop work?

The workshop is open for a set number of weeks, and you can log-in at any time that suits you, and work at your own pace. Once online, you’ll find our platform easy to navigate, with clear guides and instructions.

You’ll need to earn points for completing various tasks (such as watching videos, uploading assignments, and interacting with others). The more tasks you complete, the more points you’ll earn. The quicker you earn these points, the sooner you’ll be able to complete the workshop! 

We estimate this workshop requires 2 hours per module (5 modules in total), depending on your pace of learning, and previous experience.

Practice areas

USAID, Compliance, Donor Management

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Best Practices for Managing Donor Funding