Designing Programs for Results

A 2-day Training for Health-Related Nonprofits in Missouri

Missouri Foundation for Health and The Grantsmanship Center are partnering once again to offer this hands-on, effective training for health-related nonprofits in Missouri. This training guides health professionals to design effective programs that produce meaningful, measurable outcomes.

You'll examine important questions that need to be answered before you seek funding, such as:

  • How do you know the program is needed?
  • Can you support the need with data?
  • Can you explain what will change for program participants?
  • Can you connect the problem and the expected change?
  • Can you describe the program in terms of achievement and impact rather than staff activities?
As grantmakers focus their investments on results and long-term impact, organizations must design solid approaches that not only meet their constituency’s needs, but also document the positive changes that result from the program.

Who Should Attend?

Managers, clinicians, directors, and other staff specifically engaged in the design, implementation and evaluation of programs addressing community and consumer health issues will benefit from this training. Please note: These trainings are NOT focused on seeking grant funding, writing proposals, or working with funders. Because the content is geared specifically on planning, grant professionals and development staff will be considered only when they are integrally involved in program design and operation.

This training is available to staff at health-related nonprofit organizations:

  • Located within Missouri Foundation for Health service area  (Map of MFH Service Areas)

  • Where participants are involved in program design, implementation, and evaluation, and

  • Where participants fully commit to attending both days of training from 9am to 4pm.

Register to Attend

The standard fee for this training is $625, but thanks to underwriting by Missouri Foundation for Health, your cost is only $50 which includes a light breakfast and lunch both days. No walk-in registrations, please.

Register early! Class size is limited to 25 participants. Training locations are shown below.




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Sept 11-12, 2017

St. Louis

Sheraton Westport Plaza

Sept 13-14, 2017

St. Louis

Sheraton Westport Plaza

Sept 19-20, 2017

St. Louis

Doubletree Westport Hotel St. Louis

Sept 21-22, 2017

Promise Zone - St. Louis

Doubletree Westport Hotel St. Louis

Oct 2-3, 2017


Hilton Garden Inn

Oct 4-5, 2017


Doubletree by Hilton

Training Overview

Each day begins at 9am and ends by 4pm.

In this training you:

  • Participate in lively class discussions engaging you both as a learner and a contributor
  • Review and critique sample problem statements, outcomes, methods, and logic models
  • Work in small groups to apply your learning
  • Serve on teams to review and comment on work produced by your colleagues

You learn:

  • How to define and document community health problems
  • How to specify realistic and meaningful changes your organizations will achieve to improve community health
  • How to identify and articulate effective service approaches that are most likely to achieve the proposed outcomes
  • How to design doable, meaningful evaluation plans

Training Materials

You receive a wealth of materials to use during the training and to support your learning once you return to work.

  • A notebook full of resources
  • A flash drive of support materials and information
  • Textbook, Grantsmanship: Program Planning & Proposal Writing

Your Trainer

AJ King trainer for Designing programs to Achieve Results for Missouri Foundation for HealthAJ King brings more than 20 years in public health plus 16 years of grant experience. He has worked with the U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services, U.S. Dept. of State, California Dept. of Public Health, Los Angeles County Dept. of Public Health, and numerous foundations providing grant oversight; grant reviews; and program management. As a senior trainer, AJ has developed curricula and engaged audiences ranging from public health officials to community level providers.  

About The Grantsmanship Center

The Grantsmanship Center offers training that teaches nonprofit professionals how to design programs, win grants, manage grants, and create earned income. The Center also helps grantmakers strengthen partnerships with nonprofits, and provides publications and consulting services that support the effectiveness of nonprofits.

About Missouri Foundation for Health

Missouri Foundation for Health is a resource for the region, working with communities and nonprofits to generate and accelerate positive changes in health. As a catalyst for change, the Foundation improves the health of Missourians through partnership, experience, knowledge and funding.


Call The Grantsmanship Center at (800) 421-9512 or (213) 482-9860.

Missouri Foundation for Health is sponsoring these trainings as a capacity-building service for health-related nonprofits. Attendance at a training will not give your organization any special consideration in the foundation’s grant making process.