Thursday, June 06 — 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Instructor: Timothy J. Sweeny, MPA, MCNL Senior Fellow and founding partner in Praxis Nonprofit Strategies

Big Vision, Big Plans, and Big Money: Organizing and Executing a Capital Campaign.

Big dreamers and doers populate the nonprofit sector. For better or worse, their visions and plans often require substantial capital investments. This two-day course will explore the fundamental steps necessary to organize and execute a capital campaign. Campaign steps will include: articulating the need and rationale, assessing the likelihood of success, identifying prospect donors, organizing staff and volunteers, cultivating and soliciting prospects, communicating and marketing, celebrating success, and planning for the future.

This course is an elective in the Professional Fundraising Series.

Dates for this two-day course:

Thursday, June 6, 2019 – 8:30am-4:30pm
Thursday, June 27, 2019 – 8:30am-4:30pm



Program Details

Required Textbook:
There are no required textbooks for this course.

Location and Parking:
All sessions are held in Room 4 of Bloch Heritage Hall at 5110 Cherry Street on the UMKC Volker Campus. Parking passes will be mailed to participants upon registration.

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.

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

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.