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The stories behind what we do 

  • Writer's pictureJoyce Kyeyune Tonda

5 Case Study Good Practices to Engage & Attract Funding

Becoming a good story-teller is the first step to attracting funding. Writing engaging and impactful case studies that highlight key issues provides potential donors with sufficient details that resonate with them.

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What can you do?

Polish your writing skills with these 5 key elements:

  1. Know your subject: It is important that you understand the subject matter before attempting to write a case study. You must be familiar with the problems, challenges, interventions and immediate successes from a range of sources.

  2. Ask the important questions: Prepare many useful questions to ensure you obtain quality and valuable information as needed by your readers.

  3. Let the people speak for themselves: Identify and schedule as many interviewees as possible, their testimonials will add quality and richness to your case study.

  4. Connect the dots: Look out for patterns and recurring themes around which you can write your case study to avoid drowning in too much irrelevant information

  5. Highlight the unique: Each case study has something unique aspects to it – amplify them. Avoid becoming monotonous and boring the reader especially if the case studies are focusing on the same intervention.

Pro tip: There is no need to reinvent the wheel, learn from the experts.

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