Creating and Implementing the Annual Development Plan (Core Course)

The key to a successful fund raising effort is the annual development plan, which uses a variety of fund raising techniques spread over an entire year to provide the funds needed to carry out the organization’s mission. This course details each fund raising technique then teaches the student how to blend them into an annual development plan.

This Core course is held over four days. Next session will be held on:

Date: Fall 2015 Semester: Oct. 2-3 & Nov. 6-7, 2015
Winter 2016 Semester: March 4-5 & April 8-9, 2016
All classes meet from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Applied Project: Annual development plan for agency’s next fiscal year

Fee Information: The course fee for this core class is $520. Credit/Non-Credit Options available for this course. To view a graduate credit fee schedule, click here.

Facilitator: James Doyle, MPA is a Senior Fellow of the Midwest Center for Nonprofit Leadership.

Textbook Information: Please note the two core courses use the same required textbooks:

Achieving Excellence in Fundraising Eugene R. Tempel (Editor), Timothy L. Seiler (Editor), and Eva E. Aldrich (Editor) Publisher: Jossey-Bass; 3 Edition ISBN: 9780470551738

It will be available at the UMKC University Bookstore located in the Student Union (5100 Cherry Street) by the beginning of the semester. You will find it in the Public Administration section (PA 5555A or B).

Location: University of Missouri - Kansas City (UMKC), Bloch School of Business & Public Administration, 5110 Cherry Street, Room 4, Kansas City, Missouri.

Note: Must take the Organizing for Successful Fundraising course prior to the Creating and Implementing the Annual Development Plan course. For special consideration to take this course prior to the Organizing for Successful Fundraising course contact us at (816) 235-5720 /


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Full refunds will be given when cancellations are made at least five working days before the first class session. A $50 cancellation fee will be deducted from refunds when notification occurs fewer than five working days before class begins. No refunds will be made after the first session has begun.

Henry W. Bloch School of Management
5110 Cherry Street
Kansas City, MO 64110

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