Category Archive for: CEO Blog

Board Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

by Debra Box

“It may not be too much to claim that the future of our world will depend on how we deal with identity and difference.” Miroslav Volf, Bosnian Theologian The face of America is rapidly changing, and the rate of change will only increase.  According to the Pew Research Center, 54% of the American population will…



Embracing change by smart-sizing your organization

by Debra Box

What’s your organization’s target weight and height? If you were going to smart-size your organization’s weight and height, what would it look like?  Think of your organization’s weight in terms of budget size.  Imagine your organization’s height as the program capacity. Now that you have an idea of what that looks like, are you prepared for…



Increasing Kansas City’s Board Diversity

by Debra Box

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 Debra Box

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 Debra Box

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.…