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

Kickstart your fundraising journey with Fundraising Fundamentals Part 1, a program designed to build a robust foundation for success.

Start with a pre-recorded session that introduces you to the world of nonprofits and civil society with an exploration of the history of nonprofits and fundraising. You’ll leave with an understanding of philanthropy and fundraising, fundraising philosophy, and the history of the art and science of fundraising.
(Video recording – 1 hour 42 minutes)

The next live virtual session has not been scheduled yet, it will acquaint you with the nonprofit sector, including local and national fundraising trends, a discussion of why people may hesitate to give money and time, and an introduction to the topics of fundraising structures such as the donor pyramid, moves management, and staff and board roles in fundraising.
(Live session – 2 hours)

Note: this session was previous named Organizing for Fundraising: An Introduction.

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

Program Details

Refund Policy:
No refunds will be made after receiving access to the pre-recorded lecture.

Photo and Video Release:
By attending the event, you are giving MCNL permission to use photos and videos from the workshop in future promotional materials.

The Midwest Center for Nonprofit Leadership reserves the right to cancel courses and seminars when circumstances require.