Starting an NGO that Works

  • Author: Deraso Dokhole
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Modules: 4
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Course overview
Anyone can start an NGO, but have you given enough thought to the necessities of setting up and sustaining it? This course provides hands-on knowledge on how to get your organization started and take it to the level you want because the world is yours, and it is just waiting for your ideas. Taking this course will teach you how to start an NGO and take it to the next level.
  • No. of Videos: 7
  • Certificate: Yes
According to a book titled, Unfair Advantage, we all have an unfair advantage while starting an organization or any other company. The difference lies in using what edge you have as a head-start to take your organization to the desired level.

This course begins with an introduction to help you understand how non-governmental organizations (NGOs) started in the world, and you will learn about the various classifications of NGOs. It takes you through the team development process, and you will become aware of factors you should consider when selecting your team. 
You will discover the factors that will help you tap into that advantage and build a recognized organization nationally, internationally, or within your community. Building from personal experience, Deraso Dokhole highlights the process of applying for grants; because this serves as the backbone of any NGO. Finally, you will realize possible problems you are likely to encounter, and how to overcome them or prevent them.

Happy Learning.

Course contents

Meet the instructor

Deraso Dokhole

Deraso Dokhole is a co-founder of Highway Education a Canadian-Kenyan organization that functions in Kenya and Somalia , founder of 'A day as a refugee' which focuses on refugee education, Legal adviser and head of women programs at WEP Kenya. She is a certified professional mediator under the Kenyan courts, a lawyer and finally a certified young diplomat under the Young Diplomatic forum.

She has been able to work with refugees around East Africa and conducted refugee research in Scotland ( Scottish Refugee Council) and Washington DC ( The George Washington university). Recently appointed to present on refugee protection at The African Union The 8th high level dialogue theme on refugees.

Patrick Jones - Course author