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Tuesday, January 26, 2021
Nonprofit Coffee Break: Qiana Thomason

Each month, Luann sits down with a different nonprofit leader to chat about leadership, learning and life over a cup of coffee. This month, we sit down with Qiana Thomason, President & CEO, Health Forward Foundation.

Colin Bennett

Tuesday, January 19, 2021
Nonprofit Connect welcomes three new directors to the 2021 Board Of Directors

Nonprofit Connect Welcomes three new directors to the 2021 Board Of Directors, and announces the new officers for 2021.

Nonprofit Connect

Tuesday, December 22, 2020
Nonprofit Coffee Break: Tondeé Lutterman

Each month, Luann sits down with a different nonprofit leader to chat about leadership, learning and life over a cup of coffee. This month, we sit down with Tondeé Lutterman, National Industry Partner, BKD CPAs & Advisors.

Colin Bennett, Marketing Manager

Tuesday, December 8, 2020
Benchmark Survey Results: How is COVID-19 affecting Kansas City Nonprofits?

Nonprofit Connect continues to recognize the impact that the coronavirus is having on the Kansas City nonprofit community. Through an online survey, we again collected information on how organizations are being impacted to learn what resources are needed most. 129 nonprofits responded between November 19th & December 3rd. We've compiled the results and pulled out notable comments for organizations, funders, the wider community to understand the lasting effects of this crisis on our charitable sector and the

Colin Bennett, Marketing Manager

Monday, November 9, 2020
Key Considerations when Preparing for a Single Audit

If your government or nonprofit organization has received federal funding in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, such as the Coronavirus Relief Fund established by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, you may be required to have a Single Audit performed. For organizations that haven’t received significant federal financial assistance before, preparing for a Single Audit can be a little overwhelming—but it doesn’t have to be.

Guest Post: BKD CPAs & Advisors

Monday, November 2, 2020
Nonprofit Coffee Break: Melanie Miller

Each month, Luann sits down with a different nonprofit leader to chat about leadership, learning and life over a cup of coffee. This month, we sit down with Melanie Miller, CEO of Kansas City Friends of Alvin Ailey.

Jackie Baker, Senior Director of Member Relations

Monday, October 12, 2020
A Connected Cause: Today's Supporters and the Organizations Poised to Connect with Them

We're hosting a webinar with Rachel Hutchisson, VP with Blackbaud, on October 27. In this post, Rachel shares how organizations can prioritize and leverage their philanthropic engagement efforts.

Guest Post: Rachel Hutchisson, VP at Blackbaud

Monday, September 28, 2020
Maximizing In-Kind Donations During COVID

The COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc on our economy and forced many nonprofit organizations into survival mode. While donors might have less cash to give because they’ve experienced financial stress or are proceeding with caution because they’re afraid they might, in-kind gifts are an easy way for donors to feel like they’re making a difference that won’t hit their bank account.

Guest Post: Leslie Scott, Do More Good

Thursday, September 17, 2020
Nonprofit Mergers & Alliances: Aligning for the Future

Business as usual is gone. This global crisis has served as a resounding wake-up call to many organizations. Even those that have never considered doing business differently are now exploring strategic pivots. To avoid cuts in services to clients, reductions in staff, or even dissolution, many organizations are now considering mergers.

Guest Post: Dan Prater, BKD CPAs & Advisors

Tuesday, September 15, 2020
Nonprofit Policy Updates

Our Policy Update includes important information about the Main Street Lending Program and Employee Payroll Tax Deferral, as well as upcoming deadlines and advocacy opportunities.

Luann Feehan, President & CEO