The following list includes conferences and workshops discussing a variety of topics that could benefit our partners! Get an Overview of the Freedom's Frontier National Heritage Area Professional Development Program. If you find a workshop or conference that you would like to attend under this program, apply for funding with our Professional Development Scholarship Application. Know of any opportunities that are not listed but should be? Let us know! Contact Youth and Education Coordinator Lexi Ray.

 

MAY 2018


Workshop 
Project Management for History Professionals
American Association for State and Local History 

May 20-21
Moline, IL
Project Management provides valuable instruction in planning, managing and successfully completing projects of all types. In this workshop, you will learn how to implement internationally recognized project management principles in a history context. Instruction will cover all of the details in the four steps to successful project management:
Define (creating a project charter, setting initial objectives, identifying risks and constraints, and more)
Plan (developing a schedule, budget, etc.)
Manage (providing feedback, negotiating for resources and resolving differences)
Review (turning over deliverables, documentation and more)

Workshop 
Financial Planning Tools for Small Organizations: Budgeting and Cash Flow
UMKC Midwest Center for Non- Profit Leadership
May 22, 2019
8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
This seminar is a part of our Financial Leadership Program that consists of three seminars designed to strengthen your organizational leadership. This seminar's topics focuses on utilizing financial planning tools for budgeting and cash flow purposes.

Workshop 
Financial Planning Tools for Medium to Large Organizations: Budgeting and Cash Flow
UMKC Midwest Center for Non- Profit Leadership

May 30, 2019
8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
This seminar is a part of our Financial Leadership Program that consists of three seminars designed to strengthen your organizational leadership. This seminar's topics focuses on utilizing financial planning tools for budgeting and cash flow purposes.


JUNE 2019




Workshop
Collections Management and Practices
American Association for State and Local History

June 3-4 
Charleston, SC
Learn about your institution’s responsibility toward its collection, necessary policies and procedures, and the best practices of collection management. Through lively group discussions and hands-on activities, you will become familiar with current issues and trends to better understand how collections fit within the context of history organizations. The workshop will also explore the role of collections in exhibition and interpretation, the basic steps of collections management from acquisition to disposal, professional standards and ethics, conservation on a shoe-string budget, and the many resources available for collections preservation.

Workshop 
Preserving U.S. Military Heritage: World War II to the Cold War
National Center for Preservation Register Now with the Friends of NCPTT (3rd Party Registration)and Training
June 4 - June 6, 2019
Fredericksburg, TX

Please join the National Center for Preservation Register Now with the Friends of NCPTT (3rd Party Registration)and Training (NCPTT) and the National Museum of the Pacific War in beautiful Texas Hill Country for a three-day symposium, June 4-6, 2019 in Fredericksburg, Texas, discussing the preservation of United States military heritage from World War II to the Cold War.

Millions fought for the freedom of our country and for human rights around the world during World War II and the Cold War that followed. Like no American war fought before or since, the entire industrial, economic, and scientific capabilities of the United States were employed in winning World War II. The sites, structures, machines, tools, and objects, and more resulting from time help us to remember the people, places, and cultures that endured.

Workshop
Measurement and Evaluation for Fundraising Success and Social Impact
UMKC Midwest Center for Non- Profit Leadership
June 4 & June 25, 2019 
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
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 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.

Workshop
Capital Campaign Workshop
UMKC Midwest Center for Non- Profit Leadership
June 6, 2019 & June 27, 2019
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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.


Workshop 
Specialized Nonprofit Financial Topics: Grants Management, Allocations, Audits, Form 990, Communicating Progress, Social Enterprise
UMKC Midwest Center for Non- Profit Leadership

June 19, 2019
8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

This seminar is a part of our Financial Leadership Program that consists of three seminars designed to strengthen your organizational leadership. This seminar's topics focuses on grants management, allocations, audits, the IRS form 990, communicating financial information to stakeholders, social enterprise and managing long-term financial health.

Workshop
Archaeology in the Classroom
Project Archaeology and Jackson County Parks + Rec

June 22-26
Sibley, MO
Practice the basics of scientific inquiry using archaeological data. Learn how archaeologists investigate and interpret past cultures and peoples. Finally, learn how to incorporate all of this into your classrooms or other settings. Participants will receive full instruction in archaeological science for the classroom and complete curriculum guide and materials.

 

Workshop
Project Archaeology
Project Archaeology and St. Joseph Museum

June 24-26
St. Joseph, MO
Teachers, instructors and museum docents can practice the basics of scientific inquiry using archaeological data. Learn how archaeologists investigate and interpret past cultures and peoples. Participants will receive full instruction in archaeological science for the classroom. During this workshop, participants will discover the past through a Sac and Fox wickiup.

Workshop
Creating Programs for Teachers and Students
American Association for State and Local History

June 24-25
Austin, TX
Through a combination of presentations, discussion, hands-on activities, and take-home materials, this workshop addresses the elements of museum education and programming needed to create engaging, educational, and successful educational programming for students and teachers. Learn how to craft on site and outreach programming that is meaningful to the education community.


AUGUST 2019


Workshop 
Planning a New Nonprofit: Essential Planning Steps and Legal Requirements
UMKC Midwest Center for Non- Profit Leadership
August 27, 2019, 4-6 p.m.
October 9, 2019, 4-6 p.m.
December 10, 2019, 4-6 p.m.

Key Topics
-Nature and structure of nonprofit organizations
-Determining sufficient need to establish a new organization
-Legal issues and processes involved in establishing a nonprofit
-Alternatives to incorporation
-Governance and management challenges
-Program Details

SEPTEMBER 2019



Workshop
Contemporary Trends in the Nonprofit Sector: The Impact on Fundraising
UMKC Midwest Center for Non- Profit Leadership

September 6, 2019 – 8:30am-4:30pm
October 5, 2019 – 8:30am-4:30pm

Social, environmental, economic, political, and generational changes create paradigm shifts in philanthropy. This two-day course explores current trends, how they impact fundraising, and new ethical concerns arising from these changes.


Workshop
Prospect Research and Proposal Writing
UMKC Midwest Center for Non- Profit Leadership

September 13, 2019 – 8:30am-4:30pm
October 4, 2019 – 8:30am-4:30pm

The most effective proposal writers have “done their homework.” They know the most likely funding sources for their organization and its programs, and they know what the grantmaker wants to see in a proposal. In this two-day course, participants will examine the relationship between comprehensive, systematic prospect research and proposal writing.

Workshop
Organizing for Successful Fundraising
UMKC Midwest Center for Non- Profit Leadership

September 19, 2019 – 8:30am-4:30pm
September 20, 2019 – 8:30am-4:30pm
October 10, 2019 – 8:30am-4:30pm
October 11, 2019 – 8:30am-4:30pm

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 fundraise effectively. It provides an overview of fundraising, national and local trends, models of fundraising, and more.




JANUARY 2020



Workshop
Planned Giving and Major Gifts Solicitation
UMKC Midwest Center for Non- Profit Leadership

January 31, 2019 – 8:30am-4:30pm
February 29, 2019 – 8:30am-4:30pm
Few areas in the nonprofit community have received more attention than these two fundraising techniques, yet most professionals are still confused about how to use them. This two-day course offers specific insights into major gifts and planned giving and how to use them in your development plan.



MARCH 2019




Workshop
Creating and Implementing the Annual Development Plan
UMKC Midwest Center for Non- Profit Leadership

March 6, 2020 – 8:30am-4:30pm
March 7, 2020 – 8:30am-4:30pm
April 3, 2020 – 8:30am-4:30pm
April 4, 2020 – 8:30am-4:30pm

The key to a successful fundraising effort is the annual development plan, which uses a variety of fundraising techniques spread over an entire year to provide the funds needed to carry out the organization’s mission. This four-day course details each fundraising technique and how to blend them into an annual development plan. For people new to fundraising, we recommend taking the Organizing for Successful Fundraising course prior to this course.


Workshop
Prospect Research and Proposal Writing
UMKC Midwest Center for Non- Profit Leadership

March 13, 2020 – 8:30am-4:30pm
April 11, 2020 – 8:30am-4:30pm

The most effective proposal writers have “done their homework.” They know the most likely funding sources for their organization and its programs, and they know what the grantmaker wants to see in a proposal. In this two-day course, participants will examine the relationship between comprehensive, systematic prospect research and proposal writing.


Workshop
Direct Marketing and Direct Mail in Fundraising
UMKC Midwest Center for Non- Profit Leadership

March 20, 2020 – 8:30am-4:30pm
April 24, 2020 – 8:30am-4:30pm

Each organization has a unique place in the nonprofit community, but is your organization positioned correctly with the constituencies you desire? Direct mail can be a valuable fundraising technique, but are you getting the most from your direct mail efforts? This two-day course looks at both of these issues and provides valuable insights into these two key areas of fundraising.




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