Support Kansas City Receives Regional Business Excellence Award

Mission, KS – Support Kansas City, a local nonprofit providing business and administrative support services to other nonprofits, was awarded the Regional Business Excellence Award by the Kansas Department of Commerce. Support Kansas City was chosen as one of four winners in the region and twenty three winners statewide. The award is part of the Department’s annual celebration of Kansas businesses and their contributions to communities and the state economy.

“The Business Appreciation Month awards provide a great opportunity to honor the many outstanding businesses in our state,” said Kansas Commerce Secretary Pat George. “The finalists, regional winners and merit award winners have helped grow the Kansas economy, create jobs and invest in their communities.”

Support Kansas City was selected alongside prominent for-profit businesses and nonprofit organizations that were chosen to receive the award this year. “We are grateful for this recognition by the Kansas Department of Commerce. So often nonprofit work is not recognized for the professionalism we incorporate into our business models. We share this recognition with all the nonprofits we serve,” said Debra Box, Executive Director of Support Kansas City.

Support Kansas City is celebrating fifteen years of service to the Kansas City nonprofit community. Support Kansas City offers a unique blend of back-office support services for nonprofits, including accounting and fiscal management, governance and strategy, database management and fund development. Based in Mission, Kansas, their mission is to provide nonprofit organizations with business and development expertise, empowering them to focus on their missions. Their vision is a high performing, sustainable nonprofit community.


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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