Accelerator

Program

We all, the HIGGS team and our specialized partners, are at your disposal on a daily basis to provide you with support and counseling on issues relating to the development of your proposals and the overall operation of the organization which you represent.

What is more, our experienced external associates (lawyers, tax consultants, accountants, Marketing and Communication experts), may advise you individually or in groups on significant issues that concern you.

More specifically, the services provided in the Accelerator program are the following:

  • Tailor-made educational seminars based on the NGOs’ needs.
  • Daily support on the development of fundraising proposals directed to domestic and international donors.
  • Skype calls with international non-profit organizations for the exchange of views, experiences and the presentation of best practices.
  • Networking with major NGOs operating in Greece and abroad.
  • Liaison with the NGOs participating in the Incubator program for the submission of joint fundraising proposals.

*All the participants of the Accelerator program may use HIGGS’s premises (meeting rooms & events room) at no cost.

Main dates

Application deadline: October 9th, 2017, until 18:00

Results announcement: October 23rd, 2017

6th Cylcle commencement: November 23rd, 2017

Bootcamp

All participants in the Accelerator program have to attend the training seminar provided by HIGGS which takes place during the first month of their presence in the organization.

The training program has been especially designed for the NGOs operating in Greece and lasts for 1 month, totally 80 hours, covering 16 thematic areas. Its aim is to provide the appropriate skills and necessary knowledge that will add value to the NGOs’ operation in general, and more specifically, to the development of successful funding proposals.

The courses

The thematic areas of the training courses include:

  • Funding Sources
  • Funding from International Donors–European Funds
  • Project Life Cycle
  • Designing a Project
  • Project Team Management
  • Volunteer Management
  • Networking
  • Logical Framework
  • Timeplan & WPs Sequencing
  • Budgeting
  • Proposal Writing
  • Project Implementation
  • Project Monitoring Techniques
  • Project Evaluation
  • Μarketing Techniques
  • Legal Issues

Course hours

The duration of the training program|bootcamp| is 80 hours and it spans 4 weeks. The first week includes morning lessons |10:00 – 16:00|, the second one afternoon lessons |17:00-20:30|, and the next two weeks alternately.

The reason for which the lessons alternate on a weekly basis is to enable participants have some time available for their regular job responsibilities in the organizations in which they are employed.

Examinations

Upon completion of fourth week, participants have to take an examination which aims to evaluate whether they have acquired a comprehensive knowledge of what they have been taughtFollowing your successful result in the exam, you receive a certificate of attendance which can be included in your personal resume as well as in your organization’s credentials.

Additional training courses and customized workshops are provided both in the Ιncubator and Accelerator programs based on the individual needs and level of each participating NGO.

Submission Instructions

The organizations participating in the Accelerator program are selected based on the fundraising proposal that they submit. We focus only on small or medium-sized NGOs with a maximum number of 40 permanent and full-time employees.

Concept Quality: convincing vision and implementation plan

10%

Experience and Skills of the Implementation Team

10%

Creation of New Job Opportunities

20%

Implementation Methodology

20%

Proposal Maturity

10%

Implementation Partnership

20%

Application Form

Project Title/Name
The title should include the main point of the project briefly and concisely

Background / Indicate the problem / Refer to the necessity of the project - (up to 700 characters)
A brief summary for the necessity of the project by providing the relevant evidence and explain how your organization / partnership has the qualifications to address this necessity.

700/700

Purpose and immediate objectives of the project - (up to 900 characters)
Write down all the immediate and long-term objectives

900/900

Activities - (up to 800 characters)
Describe concisely every main action

800/800

Outcomes - (up to 1000 characters)
List the expected outcomes of the project |refer also to the potential job opportunities that may arise|

1000/1000

Project management - (up to 1500 characters)
Indicate briefly how you will manage, monitor and evaluate the project

1500/1500

Cost calculation
Indicate the amount of money required and any other potential source of funding

The profile of the organization/partnership - (up to 800 characters)
Describe briefly the objectives of the organization/partnership and its actions as well as their main outcomes. Refer concisely to the structure of the organization/partnership: workforce and competences/skills/knowledge

800/800

Contact Person

Full Name

Phone number

Email