Organizing for Successful Fundraising (Core Course)

Most organizations are unsuccessful with their fund raising efforts, not because their cause isn’t worthy of support, but because they simply are not organized to fund raise. This course covers the basic elements of a mission statement, preparing the case for support, the roles of staff and board, the various legal issues involved and what different types of donors look for in a proposal. Enrollees also learn how to computerize agency fund raising records.

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

Date: Winter 2015 Semester: January 22-23 & February 19-20, 2015
Fall 2015 Semester: Date to be determined.
All classes meet from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Applied Project: Agency mission statement and case statement

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.

Faculty: Tom Vansaghi, Ph.D., Senior Fellow of the Midwest Center for Nonprofit Leadership and UMKC adjunct professor.

Location: University of Missouri - Kansas City (UMKC) campus. On the Thursday sessions (January 22 and February 19), the class will meet in the Bloch Executive Hall, 5108 Cherry Street, Room 413, Kansas City, Missouri. On the Friday sessions (January 23 and February 20), the class will meet in the Bloch School of Management (Bloch Heritage Hall), 5110 Cherry Street, Room 4, Kansas City, Missouri.

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).


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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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