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Organizing for Successful Fundraising

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5110 Cherry Street, Room 14, Kansas City, MO 64110



Most organizations are unsuccessful with their fundraising efforts, not because their cause isn’t worthy of support, but because they simply are not organized to raise funds. This four-day course prepares your organization to fundraiser effectively. It provides an overview of fundraising, national and local trends, models of fundraising, and more. Applied Project: Agency mission statement and case statement.

Key Topics

  • Basic elements of a mission statement
  • Prepare your case for support
  • Role of staff and board
  • Various legal issues involved
  • What donors look for in a proposal
  • Computerize agency fundraising records

This is a core course in the Professional Fundraising Series.

Required Textbook:
Required textbooks can be purchased at the UMKC Bookstore or through most major bookstores.

  • Title: Achieving Excellence in Fundraising (4th edition)
  • Editors: Eugene R. Tempel, Timothy L. Seiler, and Dwight F. Burlingame
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • ISBN: 9781118853825

MCNL has a limited number of partial scholarships that can be applied to the registration fee for most of our programs. Apply for a scholarship using our online form.

Graduate Credit:
If you would like to earn graduate credit for the fundraising courses but are not currently a UMKC student, learn more about becoming UMKC as a visiting/community student.

Location and Parking:
All sessions are held in Room 14 of Bloch Heritage Hall at 5110 Cherry Street on the UMKC Volker Campus. Parking passes will be mailed to participants upon registration.

Cancellation and Transfer Policy:
Full refunds will be given when cancellations are made at least five working days before the first 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. You may transfer your registration by contacting MCNL at (816) 235-5720 or

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.

Dates for this four-day course:
September 17-18, 2020  – 8:30am-4:30pm
October 8-9, 2020  – 8:30am-4:30pm

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Bloch Heritage Hall
5110 Cherry Street
Room 14
Kansas City, MO 64110
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