Author: Support Kansas City

What Would Happen if There Were No Nonprofits in Missouri or Kansas?

A group of more than 20 nonprofit professionals convened by Nonprofit Missouri recently met in Columbia, Missouri. The group shared ways to raise their collective voices, and landed on one question as a way to help demonstrate their impact – “What if the nonprofit sector did not exist?” What services would not be available? What…



Save the Date! 2017 Excellence in Nonprofit Leadership Awards

SAVE THE DATE! Support Kansas City invites you to SAVE THE DATE for the 8th Annual Excellence in Nonprofit Leadership Awards Tuesday, April 25, 2017 4:00-5:00 PM Panel Discussion “Radical Conversations: Cultivating Common Ground” 5:00-6:00 PM Reception & Networking Kauffman Foundation Conference Center 4801 Rockhill Road, Kansas City, MO 64110 Click here to view the Save the…



Shared Spaces at The Children’s Campus of Kansas City

The Children’s Campus of Kansas City Pictured right: The Children’s Campus of Kansas City is a 72,000 square foot building located in downtown Kansas City, Kansas. Dedicated to a mission of preparing young children who are at risk for academic failure for success in school and life, the Children’s Campus of Kansas City is a…



Do Your Donor Letters Have it All? Including required IRS disclosures?

A $64 million charitable contribution was disallowed per the Tax Court case 15 West 17th Street LLC v. Commissioner, 147 T.C. No. 19. Why? Because the donor acknowledgement letter was missing key pieces of information required by the Internal Revenue Service. Detailed rules for contemporaneous written acknowledgments are contained in Section 170(f)(8) of the Internal…



Call for Nominations – 2017 Excellence in Nonprofit Leadership Awards

Support Kansas City is pleased to announce the call for nominations for the 2017 Excellence in Nonprofit Leadership Awards. It is part of our mission to promote best practices for nonprofits throughout our community. This award helps identify and honor those effective nonprofit organizations who demonstrate strong leadership on both a staff and board level.…



2017 Mileage Rates and Minimum Wage

What changed in 2017? The mileage rate for 2017 is 53.5 cents per mile down from 54 cents a mile for business miles traveled. Please be advised that this is for employee use of a vehicle, not a volunteers use of a vehicle. That rate remains at 17 cents a mile. Read more here. Minimum…



SKC News – Helping Nonprofit Leaders be more Effective in their Missions

Over the last 17 years, Support Kansas City has worked with over 300 nonprofits in the metro area to help their leaders be more effective in their missions. Learn more by reading the blog post written by SKC Executive Director, Debra Box, for the Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City.



The Legacy of Ewing Kauffman

Throughout 2016, the Kauffman Foundation has marked the 100th anniversary of Ewing Kauffman’s birth. The Foundation has recalled Mr. Kauffman’s passions for education and entrepreneurship that guided a new style of philanthropy that sought to invest in bold approaches to address the root causes of complex social problems. Ewing Kauffman energized people around him, rallied…



Shared Spaces between Nonprofit Leadership Alliance and Camp Fire

The Nonprofit Leadership Alliance has been building a talent pipeline for nearly 70 years. Since 1948, the Alliance has been working to increase its impact in the nonprofit sector by offering its nationally recognized credential, the Certified Nonprofit Professional or CNP. The Nonprofit Leadership Alliance is headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri for many reasons. Arguably,…



For the benefit of the nonprofit sector everywhere, we wanted to provide resources for ways we can continue to operate and grow within this era. And once social distancing begins to fade, what lessons can we take from this to improve our operations permanently. Come back often for more updates.