Category Archive for: CEO Blog

Increasing Kansas City’s Board Diversity

by Jack Smithey

BoardSource’s Leading with Intent research continues to show how we are failing to increase board diversity.  Anne Wallestead, BoardSource’s President and CEO writes “BoardSource is unapologetic about our belief in the importance of board diversity, not just because we believe diverse perspectives help boards operate more effectively but because we understand the very real risks a…



CEO Blog: Keeping Creativity Alive

by Jack Smithey

SocialFeen Café and Monica Kang, founder and CEO of InnovatorsBox help keep creativity alive! Last week Novel City Chamber of Innovation hosted Monica Kang with InnovatorsBox as their 2018 SocialFeen Café 2018 presenter.  Monica worked with a room full of nonprofit leaders to help them find their creative spark and share their passion for their…



Awards, Abundance and Leadership

by Jack Smithey

Congratulations to FIRE Foundation, MOCSA and Harvesters! Each year Support KC hosts the Excellence in Nonprofit Leadership Awards. And, each year I’m always inspired by our award winners.  FIRE Foundation, MOCSA and Harvesters exemplify a commitment and passion to and for their mission.  These organizations embody a commitment to excellence in accountability, transparency and governance.…