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

by Support Kansas City

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

by Support Kansas City

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…



Radical Conversations:
Cultivating Common Ground

by Support Kansas City

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,…



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

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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

by Support Kansas City

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.…