Rolla - Designing Programs to Achieve Results - December 2016

Designing Programs to Achieve Results:
a 2-day Training for Health-Related Nonprofits in Missouri



Missouri University of Science and Technology
Havener Center
1346 North Bishop Avenue
Rolla, MO 65401


December 5 - 6, 2016
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

This training will help you design effective programs that produce meaningful, measurable outcomes for health-related fields.

Before looking for funding, there are important questions to consider:

  • 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 dots between 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.

The Missouri Foundation for Health is pleased to again partner with The Grantsmanship Center to offer this energetic, highly experiential training to Missouri nonprofit health-related organizations. A total of nine, 2-day sessions will be offered—with training distributed throughout the Foundation’s five service regions. Training locations are: Springfield, Joplin, Hannibal, Columbia, Poplar Bluff, Cape Girardeau, St. Louis, and Rolla. 

Who’s Eligible to Attend?

These workshops are designed for managers, clinicians, directors, and other staff specifically engaged in the design, implementation and evaluation of programs addressing community and consumer health issues. These trainings do not address seeking grant funding, writing proposals, or working with funders. Because of this specific focus, grant professionals and development staff will be considered only if they are integrally involved in program design and operation.

This training is available to Staff at Nonprofit Health-Related Organizations:

  • The organization must be located within the funding area of the Missouri Foundation for Health.  (Map of MFH Service Areas)
  • The staff member must be integrally involved in program design, implementation, and evaluation.
  • Participants must commit to attendance for two full days of training from 9am to 4pm.

Register to Attend

This training is sponsored by the Missouri Foundation for Health. The standard fee for this training is $590 but thanks to underwriting by the 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 in each training. Training locations are shown in the schedule below. Select the most convenient city and register before the class is filled.




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December 5-6, 2016


Missouri University of Science and Technology
Havener Center
1346 North Bishop Avenue
Rolla, MO 65401

Training Overview

Each day will begin at 9am and end by 4pm.

In this training you will:

  • 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

And you'll learn:

How to define and document community health problems
  • document the significance of the problem
  • use authoritative data sources
  • construct logical, compelling problem statements
How to specify realistic and meaningful changes your organizations will achieve to improve community health
  • the difference between outputs and outcomes
  • the role of outcomes in measuring program success
  • constructing outcomes for both treatment/intervention and prevention programs
  • constructing specific, measurable, achievable, realistic, and time-limited (SMART) outcome statements
How to identify and articulate effective service approaches that are most likely to achieve the proposed outcomes
  • the hierarchy of evidence-based approaches
  • identifying logical approaches for addressing problems
  • constructing logic models
  • constructing solid budget estimates
How to design doable, meaningful evaluation plans
  • the critical role of program evaluation
  • the difference between process and outcome evaluation
  • the difference between quantitative and qualitative data
  • constructing process and outcome evaluation plans
  • primary questions every program evaluation must answer
  • various methods of gathering data
  • budget implications of program evaluation

Training Materials

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

  • A notebook of instructional materials, handouts, and copies of PowerPoint slides
  • A flash drive of support materials
  • A copy of the textbook Grantsmanship: Program Planning & Proposal Writing

Your Trainer

AJ King trainer for Designing programs to Achieve Results for Missouri Foundation for HealthAJ King (Master in Public Health, San Jose State University) brings more than 20 years of experience in public health combined with 16 years of grant experience. Specific grant work includes proposal writing for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, U.S. Department of State, California Department of Public health, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, and numerous foundations; facilitating grant development processes; grant oversight; grant reviews; and program management. As a trainer for more than a decade, AJ has developed curricula and engaged a variety of audiences ranging from public health officials to community level providers.  

About The Grantsmanship Center

The Center is a Los Angeles based organization that works nationally and internationally. It offers trainings that teach nonprofit professionals how to design programs, win grants, manage grants, and create earned income to supplement grants. The Center also helps grantmakers strengthen partnerships with nonprofits, and provides publications and consulting services that support the effectiveness of nonprofits.

About the 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.

The 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.