24 hours of instruction over 6 weeks

Cost: 2400NIS including VAT, *Discount available for new olim.

NGO Catalyst’s general course is unique in that it provides comprehensive tachlis skills – that people typically only learn from years of on the job experience and many people never learn at all: like how to set up your files and spread sheets, what financial records you need to keep and how, what giving vehicles are and how to manage them, prospect and wealth assessment research websites and how to access and read foundation tax documents, private donor cultivation and stewardship protocols, and more.

  • This course is excellent for those already working in the field but who have never had any formal training as well as for those totally new to the field and looking to just get started.
  • Job search and networking assistance is provided for all course participants. Continued mentoring can also be available for the first month after job placement.
  • The course is taught by NGO Catalyst founder and director, Rachel Canar, who has more than 20 year of experience in the field.
  • This class teaches everything you need to know in how to actually do the work – not just basic grant writing. Rachel explains what you need to do on your first day, your first week, your first month on the job.
  • This class will cover a wide variety of subjects that are all that is necessary to run the resource development department of a small to medium sized nonprofit organization in Israel.
  • The class is interactive and very limited in size to ensure maximum participation from students.

10 hours

Cost: 1000NIS including VAT

This writing workshop will review the key components required in all grants and teach the style of writing required for grant proposals which NGO Catalyst calls “distilled”. Specific areas of focus will include: making the case, mission, goals, measurable objectives for evaluation, how and when to use story-telling and more. This class will teach you to write the kind of proposal that the donors want to see and special tricks that make your grant stand out as a winner not a loser.

Participants will have the opportunity to write in class, including peer review, and get feedback from the instructor, Rachel Canar, founder of NGO Catalyst. The class will include examples from a wide variety of writers and NGOs and teach how to write clear, well organized and compelling grant proposals.

3-4 Hours

Cost: 250NIS

Fundraising is made much simpler by using spreadsheets. Whether you are using Excel to track your daily work, keep track of donor prospects, make sure you reach your targets and deadlines; creating your program budgets for grant proposals, financial planning, or even using as your donor database, this computer program is central to so much of our work.

Mastery of this program, formatting, sorting, short cuts, formulas, graphs and tables can save you hours of work and take your work to a much higher professional level. This class is a must for all fundraisers in order to be a manage all of your data and not waste time trying to do math!

Regular Excel courses are much more expensive and are not tailored specifically to your daily uses. This class has been priced at a special discount because I really want you all to learn Excel!

4 hours

Cost: 400NIS

This session will help you better understand financial guidelines, unit rates and unit costs for personnel and other program expenses. It will also help you understand how to connect your narrative and budget, budget for various contingencies ( exchange rate fluctuations, over or under-utilization), how to address matching requirements in budgeting and reporting, when and how to ask for budget revisions, budgeting and reporting with partners, and most importantly how to use your budget as a fundraising and planning tool.

The instructor, Roi Maor is widely recognized as an expert with eight years of experience in financial management and budgeting for many civil society organizations of various sizes and fields, as a manager, external consultant and board member.

4 hours

Cost: 400NIS

This course teaches how to create and implement a successful crowdfunding campaign including which platform to use and how to specifically craft your content to capture readers’ attention and make them want to donate. Additionally, this course will cover advanced social media marketing, how with money invested you can dramatically grow your following and make posts go viral, and then how to use this community to raise money on-line.

3 hours

Cost: 300NIS

This is information and skills that you cannot miss if you want to be successful at fundraising. The most important of all the courses. This class teaches you where and how to identify potential new major donors using on-line research tools of public information on foundations as well as private donors. In addition, you will learn how to assess what size donation you should request from them.

We will review a variety of research websites, how to glean critical information from foundation tax documents, determine private donor giving potential and inclination and more. Plus we examine how we find potential donor names to begin with.

8 hours

Cost: 800 NIS

NGO Catalyst Special Advanced Series for People Already Working in NGOs
Fundraising in the post-2008 financial reality requires a major shift in strategy as simply sending as many grant proposals as possible does not yield success, with many reporting with an average of a 5% – 10% success rate for cold contacts.

This course will teach you how to move way beyond grant writing. We will teach how you begin a private major donor program in the Diaspora as well as in Israel and how to keep those donors interested and committed to your cause. The course will focus on creativity in fundraising and how you build a strategic plan that incorporates many different ways to bring income to your NGO. At the end of this series, you will have created the basis of a strategic fundraising plan for your organization.