Tuesday, June 04 — 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Instructor: Tom Vansaghi, MCNL Senior Fellow and Assistant Professor at William Jewell College

Nonprofit leaders can spend an enormous amount of time and effort creating evaluation models and reporting relevant data to funders to demonstrate positive social impact. Demonstrating success of a program or initiative is the basis for ensuring that a nonprofit has been a good steward of its mission and donated funds. However, the investment in building and fulfilling evaluation models must be commensurate with the funds awarded. This two-day course will provide an overview of the planning and development of evaluation approaches that align well with the organization’s and funder’s needs. The course will introduce participants to the development and use of theories of change, logic models, dashboards, and similar methods for measuring social impact. The course will feature insights from program evaluators, funders and grant writers on the evaluation process. Students will prepare a basic evaluation model for a program or initiative and present it to their peers. They will also gain an understanding of how their evaluation tools fit into a broader context.

This course is an elective in the Professional Fundraising Series.

Dates for this two-day course:

Tuesday, June 4, 2019 – 8:30am-4:30pm
Tuesday, June 25, 2019 – 8:30am-4:30pm



Program Details

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

“The ABCs of Evaluation: Timeless Techniques for Program and Project Management” (3rd Edition) by John Boulmetis and Phyllis Dutwin ISBN: 9780470873540

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.