Writing Successful Proposal: Building a Strong Concept Note for GAC

Event Summary

In this webinar, Salanga’s lead proposal writers will invite you into their proposal development kitchen and share some of the most effective ingredients of successful proposals funded by GAC

Event Details

Over the past 8 years, Salanga has led the proposal development process for several Canadian organizations for projects ranging between $1-28 million dollars (8 out of 9 submitted proposals were funded by Global Affairs Canada). In this webinar, we will unpack what makes a strong Concept Note and the common mistakes in the proposal development process. We will also share some of the tools we use for efficient project design and collaboration.

This 1-hour webinar will give you tips on:

  • How to start the initial design (from selecting the right partners to high-level project focus).
  • How to approach information gathering and needs assessments
  • Why and how to structure a preliminary project Logic Model and performance indicators
  • Tools you can use for the project design and beyond

You’ll also receive a tip sheet on writing your theory of change for GAC and can ask questions in the Q&A with someone from Salanga’s Proposal Development Team.

Why should you attend this webinar?

If you’re looking for some new tips and tricks to get you started on your latest proposal or concept note, this webinar’s for you!

While this webinar will specifically focus on the current call for proposal  (2021 Call for Concept Notes – Development Impact Window – Canadian Small and Medium Organizations for Impact and Innovation), organizations and individuals working on other proposals for GAC or even other donors may also find it useful.

The spots are limited to one person per organization


About Salanga

At Salanga, we inspire and enable people and organizations to improve their practices, so they can make positive and sustainable change in our world.

Salanga is a values-driven for-profit organization operating on social enterprise principles, providing capacity building, advisory, technical expertise and tools to non-profit, academic and public sector organizations and institutions.

Salanga is made up of a group of enthusiastic people motivated to inspire others. We build the capacities of organizations and individuals working in international development, humanitarian aid and social work.

We assist organizations with proposal development and project design. We help with anything from needs assessments and proposal writing to mock proposal evaluations. We have a proven track record of helping our partners secure funding.

Salanga is also the founder of Kinaki and through Salanga’s Measure Impact Program provides tools, capacity building and consultancy in monitoring, evaluation, accountability, and learning (MEAL) to humanitarian, global development, and social service organizations around the world.


Salanga is not associated with GAC and cannot and will not be presenting any official opinion by GAC. We will present based on our experience writing proposals for GAC.

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