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. This award also serves as a way to educate the community about the importance of board service and the strengthened leadership that results from having board and staff that value and exemplify nonprofit best practices.

Previous Award Winners Include:

2010 – Rose Brooks Center and Down Syndrome Guild of Greater Kansas City
2011 – Phoenix Family Housing and Women’s Employment Network
2012 – SAFEHOME and Jackson County CASA
2013 – Alphapointe and Community Assistance Council
2014 – Junior League of Kansas City, Missouri and Sheffield Place
2015 – Community LINC and Girls on the Run of Greater Kansas City
2016 – Mattie Rhodes Center, HappyBottoms and Kansas City Rose Society

A panel discussion and reception will be held on Tuesday, April 25th to announce the winners and celebrate their leadership successes. More details will follow soon. Event sponsorships are available.

Big or small, if your nonprofit is a shining example of strong leadership and quality nonprofit practices, nominate them for the Excellence in Nonprofit Leadership Awards.

The deadline for submitting a nomination is February 24, 2017. All nominees must be in the Kansas City Metro area.

Please click here for additional details and click here for the nomination forms.

We look forward to seeing you in April!

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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.

Accounting & Fiscal Management

  • Structure general ledger, chart of accounts, setup assistance
  • Monthly accounting support: accounts payable, accounts receivable, deposits and receipts, bank reconciliation
  • Payroll preparation
  • Preparation of management reports
  • Financial report preparation for board meetings
  • Grant tracking and reporting
  • Preparation of IRS Form 990
  • Preparation of annual 1099’s
  • Preparation of schedules for independent audit, assistance with audit completion
  • Cleanup of past accounting records
  • Budget preparation assistance, reporting and analysis
  • QuickBooks training

Governance & Strategy Development

  • Governance training
  • Executive mentoring and coaching
  • Board retreat facilitation
  • Strategic planning documents
  • Outcomes and impact measurement and reporting
  • Survey assistance

Database Management

  • Database design and development
  • Gift and demographic data entry
  • Donor acknowledgement letters
  • Import and export of data; mail merges; exports to mail house
  • Data and donor analysis
  • Integration with accounting systems, fund development and social media activities
  • Database training
  • Ongoing support and technical assistance

Fund Development

  • Create annual fund development plan
  • Fund development plan audits
  • Board Training
  • Capital campaigns
  • Grant management: research, writing and reporting
  • Major gifts and planned giving
  • Special event planning and support
  • Annual fund drives
  • Annual appeal mailings