Horizon Consulting Internationalstrongly believes that a budget should never be made up as you go along.   As with most good practice in managing an organisation, good practice in budgeting involves clarity of purpose, detailed planning and considerable thought. Our Budgeting workshop is aimed at developing a successful financing strategy which requires some preliminary work.

Horizon Consulting International offer interventions in the following areas:

  • Developing an organisational strategy and plan
  • Setting up an organisational budget
  • Creating financial systems
  • Identifying sources of finance
  • Developing a public image and visibility
  • Help to define & develop a clear understanding of the values of the organisation

Fundraising/Proposal Writing

Horizon consulting has over 20 years of experience in fundraising and proposal writing both nationally and internationally.  Our focuses is on developing the individuals working within the NPO and CBO sectors by offering the following workshop modules to assist them with their fundraising activities.

Horizon Consulting International offer interventions in the following areas:

  • Fundraising, the ethical way
  • Develop a fundraising strategy
  • Characteristics of different funding sources
  • Developing funding proposals
  • Reporting to funders

Strategic Planning

Horizon Consulting International defines strategic planning is the process of identifying an organization’s long-term goals and objectives and then determining the best approach for achieving those goals and objectives.  Simply put, strategic planning determines where an organization is going over the next year or more, how it will get there and how it will know if it got there or not.

Horizon Consulting International offer interventions according to the following strategic planning process:

  • The need and the response (external analysis)
  • Organizational profile (history and achievements)
  • Vision
  • Mission
  • Values
  • Principles
  • Core strategies
  • Key goals
  • Implementation/ tasks (action plan/operational plans)
  • Human resources model
  • Governance/legal (board/committee)
  • Financial model/budget/marketing and fundraising plan
  • Biblical mandate/theological framework
  • Swot analysis
  • External relationships and networking   relationships
  • Flowchart/organogram
  • Monitoring and evaluation

Capacity Building

Horizon’s consulting define capacity building as the “activities which strengthen the knowledge, abilities, skills and behavior of individuals and improve institutional structures and processes such that the organization can efficiently meet its mission and goals in a sustainable way.

Horizon Consulting International offer interventions in the following areas:

  • Strategic Leadership: Leadership, strategic planning, niche management
  • Organizational structure: Governance structure, operational structure
  • Human Resources: Planning, staffing, developing, appraising and rewarding, maintaining effective human relations
  • Financial Management: Financial planning, financial accountability, financial statements and systems
  • Infrastructure: Facilities management, technology management
  • Program & Services Management: Planning, implementing & monitoring programs/projects
  • Progress Management: Problem-solving, decision-making, communications, monitoring and evaluation
  • Inter-Organizational Linkages: Planning, implementing and monitoring networks and partnerships


The Purpose of Good Governance

Donors and government oversight agencies increasingly hold boards of directors accountable for how nonprofits are governed. They demand assurance that the organizations are well governed, and effective and efficient service providers.

Nonprofit organizations achieve these goals if their boards of directors understand and accept their fiduciary roles as the governing body of the organizations they serve. Good boards ensure that organizations:

  1. Are accountable to the community
  2. Provide needed services
  3. Adhere to rigorous ethical and professional standards

Horizon Consulting International offer interventions in the following areas:

  • Board effectiveness
  • Board operations
  • The board is involved in the strategic planning
  • Programme effectiveness
  • Funding stability of the organization
  • Adequate financial oversight of the organization
  • Constituency voice
  • External relationship
  • Organizational evaluation