Prospect Research and Proposal Writing (Elective Course)

The most effective proposal writers have “done their homework.” They know the most likely funding sources for their agency and its programs, and they know what the grantmaker wants to see in a proposal. In this course, students will examine the relationship between comprehensive systematic prospect research and proposal writing. They will explore printed materials and databases that can help them find likely funding sources; study proposal writing techniques; and review samples of proposals that were actually funded.

This Elective course is held over two days. Next session will be held on:

Date: Fall 2015 Semester: September 11 & October 9, 2015
Winter 2016 Semester: March 11 & April 15, 2016
All classes meet from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Applied Project: Develop a list of five potential funders and write a proposal.

Fee Information:The course fee for this elective class is $280. Credit/Non-Credit Options available for this course. To view a graduate credit fee schedule, click here.

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

Textbook Information: Required textbook for this course: Lynn E. Miner's Proposal Planning & Writing (5th Edition). ISBN: 9781440829697.

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 5555F).

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


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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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