ProPack I: Project Design and Proposal Guidance for CRS Project and Program Managers
Project design and proposal writing are core responsibilities for CRS programming staff and take much investment of our human and financial resources. ProPack (Project Package) aims to help CRS staff work in a consistent manner with partners to raise the quality of our planning processes. It was written in response to field requests for more support on project design and also to incorporate the new Proframe© planning tool.
The Project Package (ProPack) is a resource to help CRS staff improve the quality of project design and proposal writing. It is written to support CRS’ work with partners and communities. ProPack includes guidance, templates and tools for project design – from developing a concept note through the writing of a project proposal. These materials are intended for use in all projects regardless of sector, funding source, or donor (although some donors may have their own proposal format that must be used.) Regardless of format, a strong design process, as described in ProPack, is always appropriate.
Reflection opportunities are placed throughout the text to encourage users to explore how ProPack’s content relates to their own knowledge and experience in project design. These reflection opportunities are also written to build the knowledge and skills of CRS staff as they apply the concepts and techniques of ProPack in their work.