Victoria FranklinGeneva, Switzerland
As a non-NGO professional, I found the course Essentials of NGO Management very useful and professional. The different speakers were very engaging and truly knowledged in their sphere. I also really enjoyed the group and everyone's life experience which brought the discussions to life.
Maricel Tuazon-Dela Cruz Director, Finance & AdministrationThe Asia Foundation, Philippines
A comprehensive, well-structured and highly interactive HR training by an excellent, well-experienced and competent trainer conducted in a great training facility. Logistical support from the NGO Management School was superb too. Indeed, a priceless learning experience worth the long travel from Manila to Geneva.
Foluke Ademokun - Monitoring & Evaluation ManagerAfrica Leadership Forum, Nigeria
I consider expertise and learning environment as key components of training and I was pleasantly surprised by the level of compliance to best practices in the regard. The modules were considerably relevant to my function as M&E Manager - the training contents and facilitation techniques were simply awesome, with a good mix between theory and practice. All this makes me recommend the NGO Management School as first choice training provider.
Isabel CostaBrazil
My experience with the NGO Management School introduced me to a different professional environment that that expanded my knowledge and my opportunities in the non-profit world. The trainers had the ability to explain things in a simple way without taking the importance from a topic. I totally recommend NMS' Essentials of NGO Management course to everyone who wants to enter the NGO sector.
Rana Haddad Ibrahim - Education ConsultantLebanon
Both trainings attended were very practical which helped me a lot in my professional life. The trainers were very experienced and skilled. The added value is that we had like an individual training where every participant could develop their own project evaluation and fundraising strategy on which we got expert feedback. Most of all, I liked the professional conduct of the staff and their warm attitude and excellent administrative and logistic support.
Rita Azaar - Junior Professional OfficerUNICEF, Costa Rica
I really enjoyed my course at the NGO Management School. The small group and the experienced trainer really allowed for discussions and personal attention. I also highly appreciated the willingness of the trainer to offer assistance outside the course. The location was ideal and in general all logistical aspects were excellent. A huge thank you to the warm and friendly staff - you made me feel very welcome!
Marina Ahmadi - HR Operations ManagerAga Khan Foundation, Afghanistan
Thank you for organising the Essentials of Human Resource Management training. It was one of the best trainings I have ever attended. The trainer was excellent, and I got the opportunity to learn about HR practices from around the world since each participant was from a different country. It was a really fulfilling and fun week for me. I highly recommend this course to all NGOs.
Alexandrina Dimitrova - Research & Development CoordinatorThe Cedar Foundation, Bulgaria
Excellent course! It was both useful and fun to meet knowledgeable trainers with lots of practical experience, spend time with other people working in NGOs from around the world, learn together with them and exchange ideas. I can’t wait to put everything I learned in practice and continue my career in the NGO sector with confidence and great enthusiasm!
Adnan Sheikh - Operations CoordinatorThe Micronutritient Initiative, Afghanistan
Very nice and interactive learning from the course. It offered the great opportunity to learn from and share expertise with people from around the globe, and from the very experienced trainer. The NGO Management School is doing best efforts and the training is most useful.
Laura Fernandez Diaz - Junior Project Coordinator, Governance and Membership International AIDS Society, Switzerland
Essentials of NGO Management is a ‘crash course’ on everything that it is important around international development and NGO management. We had a great variety of trainers and all the practical information that is so important when we want to apply the knowledge acquired into our current jobs in the NGO sector. The staff at NGO Management School were absolutely great. I thoroughly enjoyed the experience and highly recommend it.

Upcoming 2015 Courses

18 August 2015 – 10 April 2016

Distance Learning – Designing Strategies and Projects for Humanitarian Action
Master the competencies to design and adapt humanitarian strategies and projects in line with specificities of each context

7 Months

31 August – 18 September

Certificate in Project Cycle Management (3 modules)*
  • 31 August - 4 September: Needs Assessment
  • 7 - 11 September: Planning, Programming and Monitoring Projects
  • 16 - 18 September: Evaluating Projects
  • 13 days

    31 August – 4 September

    Needs Assessment***
    Strategies, techniques and tools to prepare and conduct a needs assessment

    5 days

    7 – 9 septembre

    Recherche de fonds
    Pour une recherche de fonds efficace et de bons résultats

    3 jours

    7 – 11 September

    Planning, Programming and Monitoring Projects***
    How to plan a project, program its activities and design and implement its follow-up system

    5 days

    16 – 18 September

    Evaluating Projects
    Planning and designing an internal and/or external project evaluation

    3 days

    29 September – 1 October

    Effective Fundraising for Results
    How to raise funds for NGO activities

    3 days

    13 – 15 October

    Strategic Communication for Non-Profit Organisations (incl. 3 hours of post-course coaching)
    How to manage your organisation’s communication effectively from A to Z

    3 days

    26 – 30 October

    Project Cycle Management Compact***
    Project Design, Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation

    5 days

    9 – 13 November

    Essentials of NGO Management***
    How to manage and lead an NGO

    5 days

    16 – 20 November

    Training of Trainers***
    How to design, deliver and follow-up a training course

    5 days

    25 – 27 November

    Financial Management and Communication for Leadership (advanced course)
    Managing finance to maximise organisational and programme impact

    3 days

    30 November – 4 December

    Essentials of Financial Management and Communication (introductory course)***
    Using financial skills to maximise organisational and programme impact

    5 days


    *** These courses can be subsidised with CHF 750 by the Chèque Annuel de Formation (CAF), available for individuals living and paying their taxes in and around the canton of Geneva. More info here.


    Course fees cover:

    • Tuition
    • Training materials and handouts
    • Lunch* and coffee breaks
    • A course certificate

    Not included are:

    • Accommodation
    • International and local transportation
    • Visa fees
    • Evening meals

    Our courses start at 09:00 and finish around 17:00. Doors open for coffee at 08:30.

    * Non-OECD course fees: For participants who are nationals from countries in Asia, Africa, Latin America and Eastern Europe, and for registered full-time students.

    ** OECD course fees: For participants who are nationals from OECD countries in Europe, North America; from Australia, Japan and New Zealand. OECD fees generally apply for all participants working for an international organisation with annual revenue of more than Swiss Francs 7 Mio, or USD 7 Mio.

    Download our 2015 course programme here (pdf file).

    Prices are subject to changes © NGO Management School Switzerland – November 2014