Shared Spaces: The Nonprofit Village at 31w31

The Nonprofit Village at 31w31 is a 6,300 square foot coworking space in Midtown Kansas City that is dedicated solely to the needs of nonprofit organizations. The Village is currently accepting tenants and has a scheduled open date of December 1, 2017.

The building at 31 W. 31st Street, just west of Main Street, has been many things since it was built in 1922 – an auto body shop, Venetian Blind dealer, and most recently a storage space for classic cars. Now, it is being transformed into the congregating place for nonprofit organizations making a lasting impact in the Kansas City region.

The Founders of the Nonprofit Village, Jon McGraw and Mehgan Flynn, are very active in the nonprofit community and noticed that a lot of time at critical meetings of small and medium organizations is eaten up by conversations around basic needs – affordable space for offices, meetings and events. The idea behind the Village is to capacity build, meeting the baseline needs of these organizations so they can focus their time and resources on fulfilling their respective missions.

Organizations physically housed in the Nonprofit Village have the convenience of all-inclusive amenities such as furnished offices, high-speed wired and wireless internet access, 24/7 key card access to the space, touch pad locking system on individual offices, full color duplexing copy machine with affordable individually metered accounts, unlimited high-speed scan, unlimited access to conference rooms and event space as available, and storage space. Click here to see the office layout.

If you’re interested in touring or joining the Village, or hosting your next meeting or event there, you can visit www.31w31.org or contact them directly at info@31w31.org or 913-908-1791.


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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