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Shared Voices: 2018 Nonprofit Leadership Conference

by Jack Smithey

Nearly 200 nonprofit leaders from across the region gathered last Monday to learn and network at the 2018 Nonprofit Leadership Conference held at the UMKC Bloch School of Management. The conference focused on identifying an organization’s life stage, building nonprofit capacity, and helping organizations sustain mature development.  Support KC was proud to be a sponsor of…



Shared Spaces: Mohart J. Multipurpose FOCUS Center

by Jack Smithey

Situated at the corner of 32nd Street and Wayne Avenue in Kansas City, Mo., the Robert J. Mohart Multipurpose FOCUS Center serves as Shared Space for nonprofit organizations and a common ground for a variety of civic life in the metro area. As a Shared Space for the nonprofit community, the Mohart Multipurpose Center (formerly the…



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…



Listen Back: Inside the Mind of Your Auditor

by Jack Smithey

As the financial landscape continues to evolve for nonprofits, we want to give our clients the resources they need so they can focus on their missions.  Each month Support KC hosts a free training event, exclusively designed for our clients, covering important topics that impact nonprofit leaders and their organizations.  These Coffee Cup Conversations give…



Support KC Summer 2018 Newsletter

by Jack Smithey

Support KC 2018 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 Summer 2018 Newsletter here.          



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…



Support KC Appoints Three New Board Members

by Jack Smithey

MISSION, KS, July 12, 2018 — Support Kansas City, Inc. (Support KC) is pleased to announce the appointment of three new members to its Board of Directors.  Joining the board are Sean Brough, Senior Manager at Protiviti; Jeremy Davis, Economic Development Manager at Metropolitan Community College; and Tracy Hale, CEO of Youth Volunteer Corps. “The…



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.…