Starting an NGO that Works

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  • Author: Deraso Dokhole
  • Level: Basic
  • Modules: 4
Course overview
Anyone can start an NGO, but have you given enough thought to the necessities of setting up and sustaining it? Taking this course will teach you how to start an NGO and take it to the next level.

This course comes with a Certificate of Completion signed by the DG-SMEDAN, which can form part of your Business Documentation that can create more opportunities for your business. The Certificate can also be shared on Linkedin or Facebook or Twitter directly from your dashboard.   

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. 
At the end of this course, you will have gained the following:
  • The knowledge of team development process and the factors to be considered while selecting your team
  • Knowledge on how to apply for a grant
  • Get a Certificate of Completion signed by the DG-SMEDAN
  • Gain useful tips and lessons about making money in general 
  • Become a member of the SME Digital Community 
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