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  • Fundraising Leadership Series

    Instructor: Thomas Vansaghi, Ph.D., Senior Fellow of the Midwest Center for Nonprofit Leadership, UMKC adjunct instructor, and assistant professor of nonprofit leadership at William Jewell College

    Please let us know at culverm@umkc.edu / (816) 235-5720 if you would like to be notified when the next offering of the Fundraising Leadership Series is scheduled.

    The Fundraising Leadership Series provides development professionals with essential leadership skills to be a strategic leader in their organization. The unique design of this certificate series, co-created with nonprofit leaders, recognizes the central role of development in a nonprofit’s culture, strategy, and communications. Participants will engage with other development professionals in an interactive program that builds their capacity as organizational leaders and changemakers.

    Upon completion, development professionals will have applied experience in their organization’s context with critical leadership tools. Additionally, they will exhibit the capacity to better lead strategic development operations in nonprofit organizations.

  • Fundraising Tools Series – Organizing for Fundraising

    Instructor: Thomas Vansaghi, Ph.D., , Senior Fellow of the Midwest Center for Nonprofit Leadership, UMKC adjunct instructor, and assistant professor of nonprofit leadership at William Jewell College

    If you would like to be notified when we schedule the next offering of the Organizing for Fundraising: An Introduction webinar please let us know at culverm@umkc.edu / (816) 235-5720.

    This webinar has two educational parts to its design:

    Part One – Participants will get access to a pre-recorded lecture that will focus on proposal writing. It will cover the following topics: The Proposal Writing Process, The Inquiry Letter, The Components of the Master Proposal, and Red Flags and Tips on Proposal Writing.
    (Video recording – 1 hour 18 minutes)

    Part Two – Participants will attend an interactive “live” session, via Zoom, with the instructor. In this session participants will talk about Leadership and Fundraising, Constituency: Changing Demographics and Fundraising, and Stewardship and Donor Recognition.
    (Live session – 1 hour 30 minutes)

    What You Will Learn

    • Purpose Driven Fundraising
    • The Fundraising Cycle
    • Donor Advised Funds
    • Leadership and Fundraising
    • Constituency: Changing Demographics and Fundraising
    • Stewardship and Donor Recognition
  • Fundraising Tools Series – Organizing for Fundraising: An Introduction

    Instructor: Thomas Vansaghi, Ph.D.,, Senior Fellow of the Midwest Center for Nonprofit Leadership, UMKC adjunct instructor, and assistant professor of nonprofit leadership at William Jewell College

    If you would like to be notified when we schedule the next offering of the Organizing for Fundraising: An Introduction webinar please let us know at culverm@umkc.edu / (816) 235-5720.

    This webinar has two educational parts to its design:

    Part One – Participants will get access to a pre-recorded lecture that will focus on proposal writing. It will cover the following topics: The Proposal Writing Process, The Inquiry Letter, The Components of the Master Proposal, and Red Flags and Tips on Proposal Writing.
    (Video recording – 1 hour 42 minutes)

    Part Two – Participants will attend an interactive “live” session, via Zoom, with the instructor. In this session we will have a discussion on what was covered in the recorded lecture, review what a real proposal looks like, and talk about some of the ins and outs of what foundations are like and other things you will want to give some thought to as you begin to write proposals.
    (Live session – 1 hour 30 minutes)

    What You Will Learn

    • Overview of Philanthropy and Fundraising
    • Philosophy of Fundraising
    • History of Fundraising
    • National Fundraising Trends
    • Kansas City Fundraising Trends
    • What don’t people give money and time?
    • The Donor Pyramid
    • Moves Management
    • Roles of Staff and Board in Fundraising
  • Fundraising Tools Series – Proposal Writing

    Instructor: Thomas Vansaghi, Ph.D., , Senior Fellow of the Midwest Center for Nonprofit Leadership, UMKC adjunct instructor, and assistant professor of nonprofit leadership at William Jewell College

    If you would like to be notified when we schedule the next offering of the Prospect Research webinar please let us know at culverm@umkc.edu / (816) 235-5720.

    This webinar has two educational parts to its design:

    Part One – Participants will get access to a pre-recorded lecture that will focus on proposal writing. It will cover the following topics: The Proposal Writing Process, The Inquiry Letter, The Components of the Master Proposal, and Red Flags and Tips on Proposal Writing.
    (Video recording – 1 hour 29 minutes)

    Part Two – Participants will attend an interactive “live” session, via Zoom, with the instructor. In this session we will have a discussion on what was covered in the recorded lecture, review what a real proposal looks like, and talk about some of the ins and outs of what foundations are like and other things you will want to give some thought to as you begin to write proposals.
    (Live session – 1 hour 30 minutes)

    What You Will Learn

    • The Proposal Writing Process
    • The Inquiry Letter
    • The Components of the Master Proposal
    • Red Flags and Tips on Proposal Writing
  • Fundraising Tools Series – Prospect Research

    Instructor: Thomas Vansaghi, Ph.D., , Senior Fellow of the Midwest Center for Nonprofit Leadership, UMKC adjunct instructor, and assistant professor of nonprofit leadership at William Jewell College

    If you would like to be notified when we schedule the next offering of the Prospect Research webinar please let us know at culverm@umkc.edu / (816) 235-5720.

    This webinar has two educational parts to its design:

    Part One – Participant will get access to a pre-recorded lecture that will focus on prospect research. It will cover the following topics: Overview of Prospect Research and Proposal Writing, How to Conduct Prospect Research on Foundations, and How to Conduct Prospect Research on Individuals.
    (Video recording – 1 hour 17 minutes)

    Part Two – participants will attend an interactive “live” session, via Zoom, with the instructor. In this session we will have a discussion on Searches for Foundation Funders and Searches for Individual Funders.
    (Live session – 1 hour 30 minutes)

    What You Will Learn

    • Overview of Prospect Research and Proposal Writing
    • How to Conduct Prospect Research on Foundations
    • How to Conduct Prospect Research on Individuals
    • Searches for Foundation Funders
    • Searches for Individual Funders.
  • Fundraising Tools Series – Annual Development Plan

    Instructor: Instructor: Thomas Vansaghi, Ph.D., , Senior Fellow of the Midwest Center for Nonprofit Leadership, UMKC adjunct instructor, and assistant professor of nonprofit leadership at William Jewell College

    This webinar has two educational parts to its design:

    Part One – Participant will get access to a pre-recorded lecture that will focus on the Annual Development Plan. It will cover the following topics: An Overview of the Annual Development Plan, and Review of 15 Components of an Annual Development Plan.
    (Video recording – 1 hour 19 minutes)

    Part Two – On July 14, 2022 (10:30AM – Noon) participants will attend an interactive “live” session, via Zoom, with the instructor. In this session we will review components of an Annual Development Plan and discuss real-world examples.
    (Live session – 1 hour 30 minutes)

    What You Will Learn

    • Overview of the Annual Development Plan
    • Review of 15 Components of Annual Development Plans
  • Fundraising Tools Series – Measurement and Evaluation for Fundraising

    Instructor: Thomas Vansaghi, Ph.D., , Senior Fellow of the Midwest Center for Nonprofit Leadership, UMKC adjunct instructor, and assistant professor of nonprofit leadership at William Jewell College

    This webinar has two educational parts to its design:

    Part One – Participant will get access to a pre-recorded lecture that will focus on the Measurement and Evaluation for Fundraising. It will cover the following topics: Why evaluate? Basics of Social Impact and Evaluation, Theory of Change, Logic Models, Types of Evaluation, and Dashboards.
    (Video recording – 1 hour)

    Part Two – On July 14, 2022 (1:00PM – 2:30PM) participants will attend an interactive “live” session, via Zoom, with the instructor. In this session we will review Measurement and Evaluation, and Implementation of Dashboards.
    (Live session – 1 hour 30 minutes)

    What You Will Learn

    • Why evaluate?
    • Basics of Social Impact and Evaluation
    • Theory of Change
    • Logic Models
    • Types of Evaluation
    • Dashboards