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Jenne Vanderbout has been named Executive Director of Support Kansas City

by Adam Sullivan

Support Kansas City is thrilled to announce that Jenne Vanderbout has been named Executive Director of the organization, effective December 1, 2020. Jenne brings over 20 years of leadership experience in the nonprofit and education sectors, providing a collaborative and results-driven culture around her. Jenne joined SKC in March of 2018 as the Chief Operating…



Leveraging Your Revenue Model for Greatest Impact

by Support KC

Whether your revenue model is coming from grants, donations, services, memberships or special events, your entire organization needs to understand it and the role each staff member plays in its success. We sat down with Jenne Vanderbout, Chief Operating Officer; Christy Cubbage, Director of Client Accounting; and Elizabeth Liddle, Director of Client Accounting after Support…



Shared Voices: A Decade of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

by Support KC

A Decade of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: The Cultural Competency Collective of Greater Kansas City   Challenge, risk, discomfort and second chances – this is the culture required to do the work of diversity, equity, and inclusion.  The Cultural Competency Collective of Greater Kansas City (the Collective) is celebrating its 10-year anniversary of fostering this…



Shared Spaces: Planet Play’s Pop-Up Lab

by Support KC

Planet Play’s Pop-Up Lab A new shared space for play and learning has popped up at the corner of 55thand Troost in Kansas City, Mo.  Planet Play’s Pop-Up Play Lab is located at 5508 Troost Avenue, and is the first in what the organization hopes to be a series of mobile play sites across the…



Risk and Reward: How Are You Managing Risk?

by Jenne Vanderbout

Risk is something that we all think about – regularly. But have you ensured proper protections are in place for your organization to avoid risk? It’s become clear to me that staff is our greatest resource – they are the ones who makes everything happen. But personnel can also be one of our biggest risks…



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…



Awards, Abundance and Leadership

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.…



Save the Date! 2018 Excellence in Nonprofit Leadership Awards

SAVE THE DATE! Support Kansas City invites you to SAVE THE DATE for the 9th Annual Excellence in Nonprofit Leadership Awards Thursday, June 28, 2018 4:00-5:30 PM Keynote Speaker and Author, Virginia Fairbanks “Automating Inequality: How High-Tech Tools Profile, Police, and Punish the Poor” 5:30-6:00 PM Awards Presentation 6:00-7:00 PM Reception Rockhurst University, Predro Arrupe, S.J.…



Call for Nominations – 2018 Excellence in Nonprofit Leadership Awards

Support Kansas City is pleased to announce the call for nominations for the 2018 Excellence in Nonprofit Leadership Awards. Are you part of an amazing nonprofit that deserves recognition in our community?  Big or small, if your nonprofit is a shining example of strong leadership and quality nonprofit practices, nominate your deserving agency for the Excellence…



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.