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 2017: January 20-21 & February 17-18, 2017
Fall 2017 Semester: TBA
All classes meet from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Applied Project: Agency mission statement and case statement

Fee Information: The fee for this class is $520. If you are interested in taking this course for graduate credit, click here to get more information on UMKC registration requirements and graduate fees.

Facilitator: Tom Vansaghi, Ph.D., Senior Fellow of the Midwest Center for Nonprofit Leadership.

Location: University of Missouri - Kansas City (UMKC), Bloch Executive Hall, 5108 Cherry Street, Room 413, Kansas City, Missouri.

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

Achieving Excellence in Fundraising by Eugene R. Tempel (Author), Timothy L. Seiler (Author), Dwight F. Burlingame (Author); 4th Edition ISBN: 9781118853825

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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