The Institute of Charity Management (hereinafter ICM) is a section at the NGOs Coordination Board established pursuant to Section 8 (a) of the Non-Governmental Organizations Act CAP 134. Its role is to offer trainings to sector players on operations and management of charitable organizations registered with the Board.

Since its inception in January 2016, the institute has trained both board members and staff of NGOs countrywide.



NGO Board being the regulator of charities in Kenya, ICM is therefore best suited in offering trainings on matters charity. The trainers used are employees of NGOB, who are familiar with the legal and regulatory requirements of the sector. In addition, the presence of ICM in itself enhances the regulatory impact of the NGOs Board.

Further, the organ ensures that NGOs comply with the set requirements as well as all the sector policies. This is informed by the action plans that come up after the training. Lastly, the training and guidance guarantees the sustainability of charitable organizations.


  • To improve the response of NGOs to rules, directives, policies, regulations and laws in order to boost their compliance levels.
  • To equip and enhance the employees skills (trainers) such as interpersonal skills, problem solving abilities, teamwork and leadership for proper service delivery.
  • To raise the revenue collected by the Board


  Training Unit Cost (KES)
1.       Capacity building per person for board members 15,000/-
2.       Capacity building per person for management training for both days 29,000/-

ICM currently offers the following courses:

  • ICM 100 Legal and Regulatory framework of NGOs
  • ICM 200 Governance of NGOs
  • ICM 300 Annual returns
  • ICM 400 Post registration services
  • ICM 500 Tax exemption
  • ICM 600 Work permits
  • ICM 700 Public Benefit Organization Act
  • ICM 800 Anti Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism
  • ICM 900 Resource Mobilization/Fundraising


During the trainings, ICM collaborates with various state agencies such as KRA and Immigration.


Currently, training for the management team takes two (2) days, whilst that of the board members takes half a day


Below is the current schedule on the cost of training which includes the procurement of the venue, the training materials and trainers’ facilitation.



  County Dates
1.       Nairobi 8th -9th October 2019
2.       Nakuru 29th – 30th January 2020
3.       Mombasa 4th – 5th February 2020
4.       Nyeri 4th – 5th March 2020
5.       Eldoret 7th – 8th April 2020
6.       Meru 10th – 11th June 2020