David Hanzlick, Ph.D., CFRE

AFPTeaches Instructor of Nonprofit Leadership Studies - Fundraising Concentration Nonprofit Leadership Studies


Office: Conway 322

Overview:  David teaches two courses in the Nonprofit Leadership Program at the Helzberg School of Management:  Foundations of Fundraising and Prospect Research and Proposal Writing.   He has nearly 30 years of experience in nonprofit leadership and fundraising.  He is the Director of Program and Development at Sheffield Place, a treatment and supportive housing agency for homeless mothers and their children in Northeast Kansas City, MO. 

Awards: During David’s tenure, Sheffield Place received the “Excellence in Fundraising Award” from the Association of Fundraising Professionals Mid America Chapter in 2015 and two Philly Awards from NP Connect – one for the agency video and the other for the website. 

Education/Professional Certifications

Ph.D., Political Science and History, University of Missouri-Kansas City
MA in Congressional Affairs, The George Washington University
BA in Political Science and French,Washburn University, Topeka, Kansas


Community Service Chair, Kansas City Rotary Club (Club 13), 2013-2015
Past President, American Association of Fundraising Executives (AFP) Mid America Chapter, 2010, and board member, 2003-2011
Board member, Kansas City Society of Association Executives, 2003-2005
Board member, Episcopal Community Services, 1999-2002
Past President, Topeka West Rotary Club, 1996-199