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Monday, June 21, 2021
Nonprofit Coffee Break: Leslie Hernández

Each month, Nonprofit Connect sits down with a different nonprofit professional to chat about leadership, learning and life over a cup of coffee. This month, we sit down with Leslie Hernández, Bilingual Trip Coordinator for Unbound.

Colin Bennett, Marketing Manager

Monday, June 14, 2021
Mentorship Insights

Mentorship is an integral part of leadership development for young professionals. But many wonder, “How do I find a mentor?” or “How can I ensure the mentorship relationship is mutually beneficial”? In March, Connext hosted a roundtable discussing all things mentorship. Both mentors and their mentees shared their insights and learnings with us. Here are the highlights.

Guest Post - Connext: Emerging Nonprofit Leaders

Monday, June 7, 2021
Reframing Your Approach to Funding

While many of us are excited to start attending in-person events and galas again, we know that fundraising has changed forever because of the pandemic. Now is the time to think critically about legacy or planned giving strategies, reserve fund investment strategies, online fundraising, resuming in-person events and other revenue sources.

Guest Post: Nicole Stuke, Greater Kansas City Community Foundation

Wednesday, June 2, 2021
Policy Update: The American Rescue Plan & President Biden's Next Budget

Nonprofit Connect works to keep Members updated on policy changes that affect nonprofits through Policy Updates. These messages provide brief information on what is going on in federal government and policy that may be of interest to the nonprofit community.

Kristen Wood, Advocacy Contributor

Monday, May 24, 2021
Nonprofit Coffee Break: Natasha Kirsch

Each month, Nonprofit Connect sits down with a different nonprofit professional to chat about leadership, learning and life over a cup of coffee. This month, we sit down with Natasha Kirsch, CEO of The Grooming Project.

Colin Bennett, Marketing Manager

Monday, May 17, 2021
Waste Not, Want Not - Waste Management Tips with Bridging the Gap

Whether at home or at work, there is so much waste to contend with. Our waste management practices can often go unnoticed, but with a few simple tips you can have a serious impact on your overall environmental footprint.

Guest Post: Eric Hemphill, Bridging the Gap

Monday, May 10, 2021
Powerful Messages in Changing Times

Marketing departments must be nimble to keep up. So how will you cut through the noise to reach your audience with timely messages that connect, inspire, and build support for your cause?

Guest Post: Artis Stevens, President & CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America

Wednesday, May 5, 2021
Policy Update: Federal Funding, Census Results & More

A list of policy updates that may interest nonprofits in May of 2021.

Kristen Wood, Advocacy Contributor

Monday, May 3, 2021
Celebrating Black History Past Black History Month

February has passed bringing Black History Month to a close. However, celebrating Black history and culture lasts all year long. During February, Connext hosted a virtual coffee talk and a virtual happy hour with conversation dedicated to Black History Month led by local community leaders. With the help of our conversation leaders and attendees, we’ve compiled some resources to help you research, understand, and continue to celebrate Black history throughout the year.

Guest Post: Connext - Emerging Nonprofit Leaders

Monday, April 26, 2021
Employee Volunteer Programs: They're for Nonprofits Too!

The world we live in is complex. It’s not a single-issue world, and chances are, your staff care deeply about your mission and other causes too. Giving them paid time off to volunteer and contribute to other causes can reinvigorate your staff and shows that you’re a community-minded nonprofit.

Emily Hane, Director of Learning