Full Cost Recovery: The Strategy and Mechanics

Full Cost Recovery: The Strategy and Mechanics

This workshop is available as an In-person English workshop and Online English workshop (just launched!)

Humentum is excited to announce the launch of live online Full Cost Recovery: The Strategy and Mechanics. This online workshop runs over three days using a combination of live webinars, videos, and discussions. You are required to log-in at set times with a schedule for live webinars, each lasting approximately 90 minutes. Workshops are currently available in the following time zones: East Africa and US East Coast. 

This highly participatory workshop helps individuals and organizations effectively manage their programs and maintain donor compliance with a USAID focus. We help you evaluate your methods for calculating indirect costs and determine if you’re maximizing your rates of cost recovery. Additionally, you will be able to go back to your organization with understanding the basics of the US Government’s Negotiated Indirect Cost Rate Agreement (NICRA).

Our expert facilitators will cover the strategies and tactics for strengthening your NGO’s indirect cost recovery approach in a dynamic and evolving funding environment.

What will you learn?

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

  • Evaluate cost allocation structures and methods based on your NGO’s funding mix
  • Apply alternative approaches to structuring overhead accounts and allocation methods
  • Manage the different ways funders regulate overhead payments
  • Develop best practices to budget for various donors
  • Navigate the basics of the US Government’s Negotiated Indirect Cost Rate Agreement (NICRA)
  • Navigate the funder landscape using a decision-making model for testing whether systems change is worth it.

Who should attend?

This workshop is designed for:

  • All levels of staff working on the challenge of full cost recovery, from novice to expert.

Still not sure if this is the right workshop for you? Feel free to contact us and we’ll help you!

Further Information

Want a more financial and basic full cost recovery Workshop?


Humentum offers an alternative workshop on full cost recovery; it takes a more financial approach without diving into USAID. Find out more:

Full Cost Recovery Essentials (Available as an In-Person, In-House Workshop)

Alternative USAID Workshops


Humentum offers multiple workshops that focus on USAID. If you’re already interested in full cost recovery, you may also appreciate the following (all of which are available both online and in-person):

Continuing Professional Education Credits (CPE)


In-Person Workshops: Successful completion of this workshop awards 15.6 CPE credits and a certificate of attendance. The course level is basic. The delivery method of this program is Group Live and the Field of Study is Specialized Knowledge.

Humentum is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors.

Online Workshops: CPE workshops are not offered for this online 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. 

Practice areas


In-house client workshops

All of our courses may be offered as in-house client workshops. Please click here for more info


Dates and registration

Oct 27 - Oct 29, 2020 Online (GMT - 4) English Register
Nov 10 - Nov 12, 2020 Online (GMT + 3) English Register