Shared Services: Does your website promote online giving?

In today’s increasingly digital world, organizations should be seeking out and testing effective ways to cultivate donors online. There are numerous paths to implementing online marketing and donor engagement strategies. Here are a few simple questions you can ask to start assessing your readiness to dive into digital fundraising. Is our website mobile friendly? How…



Shared Spaces: The Nonprofit Village at 31w31

The Nonprofit Village at 31w31 is a 6,300 square foot coworking space in Midtown Kansas City that is dedicated solely to the needs of nonprofit organizations. The Village is currently accepting tenants and has a scheduled open date of December 1, 2017. The building at 31 W. 31st Street, just west of Main Street, has…



Shared Voices: What’s the Economic Impact of the Arts in Kansas City?

What’s the economic impact of the arts in Kansas City? “A vibrant arts and culture industry in our region is what helps our businesses and the communities thrive, in addition to generating income and jobs,” said Dana Knapp, President & CEO of ArtsKC. “Nationally and locally, the arts drive substantial business growth in addition to…



All Things Annual

All Things Annual Nonprofit leaders are faced with numerous responsibilities throughout the year to keep board, staff, constituents, funders and other community stakeholders informed about how their organizations are achieving their missions. From developing an annual budget to creating an annual report, Support Kanas City can help by working with nonprofit partners to develop tools…



Financial Data You Can Trust & Assessing Your Organization’s Financial Health

Are you a financial leader in your organization? Chances are YES! In 2017 Support Kansas City has explored the topic of Financial Leadership through several Coffee Cup Conversations presentations to our clients. During these sessions we have discussed what it means to be a financial leader and provided tools for leadership and financial development of…



Jim McGraw’s LEAPP Ahead Workshop Takeaways

Support Kansas City (SKC) clients and staff members had the opportunity to participate in Jim McGraw’s LEAPP Ahead Workshop (LEAPP) at July’s Coffee Cup Conversation. Mr. McGraw is the former chief operating officer, corporate officer and board member of pharmaceutical firm Marion Laboratories, former Chairman of the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation Board of Directors, and…



Support KC Summer 2017 Newsletter

Support KC Summer 2017 Newsletter >> The Support KC newsletter helps you stay informed on the latest topics and trends that help your nonprofit organization run more efficiently.  Check out the latest in Shared Services, Shared Spaces, Shared Resources and Shared Voices in the Summer 2017 Newsletter here.



Board Evaluation – It’s a Great Way to Engage your Board!

How can I get my board engaged? It’s a question I hear frequently from nonprofit executives. To quote Stephen Covey “accountability breeds response-ability.” In other words, does your board know what their work is and do they know how to be accountable for their work? A great tool and opportunity for defining responsibilities is to…



Radical Conversations: Cultivating Common Ground

Radical Conversations: Cultivating Common Ground – What does that mean for the nonprofit community? Panelists at this year’s Excellence in Nonprofit Leadership Awards shared practical tips as and advice to nonprofits about how to effectively make their voices heard by local legislature in the shifting political climate. The panel discussion, Radical Conversations: Cultivating Common Ground,…