Build Capacity

Next to building the network, CIOSA's most important goal is to build the capacities of NGOs in the administrative, financial, technical, programme and public interface areas of their work to help them deliver better results in their work.

CIOSA has partnered with organisations like CSIM, Life Academy and Samanvaya that deliver high quality training. We have offered quality training programmes for our members over the last few years. Some of the workshops offered are free, while for others the members have to pay a very nominal fee.

Assessing training needs

The Centre for Social Initiative & Management (CSIM), on behalf of CIOSA, carried out a training needs assessment amongst the NGO members. Based on the study, a wide range of training needs were identified for CIOSA members.

  • Strategic Mission revisit programs
  • Social Audit
  • Fund Raising
  • Fund Development
  • Financial Management
  • Computer skills – MS office, Tally, SPSS
  • Drafting Business Plans/ Proposal writing
  • Documentation
  • Effective Time Management
  • Legal compliances for NGOs
  • Developing a Performance appraisal system
  • Volunteer Management techniques
  • Identifying Training needs for the staff
  • Devising training modules
  • Reporting & Documentation
  • Presentation skills
  • Understanding the power of networks
  • How to launch a public campaign
  • Nuances of a Public-private partnership
  • Drafting of public policy

Training delivered

The following is a list of some trainings organised by CIOSA for members.

S. No.

Name of the workshop

When held

No. of members participated

1

Documentation workshop

May to June 2006

50

2

Blogging

August 2006

13

3

MS-Office Training

June 2007

 

4

Domestic Violence Act

 July 2007

25

5

Child rights

July 2007

15

6

Alternate medicine

August 2007

25

7

Marketing for SHGs

Oct 2007

30

8

Presentation skills

November 2007

 

9

CSR

April 2008

15

10

Training the Trainer

March – April 2008

15

11

Proposal Writing

June 2008

20

12

Street Theatre

August 2008

10

Apart from these workshops, Life Academy offers a programme every Saturday. This is attended by a few of our members. CSIM also offers a lot of training programmes free for our members. We have not collected a list of the members who have attended these programs as it is optional for the members to attend.