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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…



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…



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,…



How New Department of Labor Overtime Rules Effect Your Organization

What are these rules and what impact do they have on the nonprofit community? Once upon a time there was a nonprofit in Missouri. This nonprofit had a $2M budget and many full-time salaried employees making an average salary of $35,000 each. The nonprofit held many events in the summer, including performances and fundraisers. The…



Support KC Spring 2016 Newsletter

  Support KC Spring 2016 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 Spring 2016 Newsletter here.



Nonprofit Leaders that Build Community through Storytelling

In April, Support Kansas City convened a panel of expert nonprofit reviewers to select the “Excellence in Nonprofit Leadership” award winners.  This is a key part of our annual celebration of nonprofit organizations that show leadership through governance, accountability and transparency.  Our event included a panel discussion on the topic of Building Community Through Storytelling:…



Do Your Grant Budgets Tell Your Story?

Grant budgets can be one of the most intimidating parts of writing a grant application. Many of our clients struggle with this part of the process. The passion you show in the grant narrative describing your mission, programs and the outcomes you help families achieve every day is harder to show in your financial story. …



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.