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Monday, April 19, 2021
Nonprofit Coffee Break: Bess Wallerstein Huff

Each month, Nonprofit Connect 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 Bess Wallerstein Huff, Director of Marketing and Community Outreach for the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts.

Colin Bennett, Marketing Manager

Monday, April 12, 2021
Local Highschooler Makes a Difference with Girls on the Run

At Girls on the Run Serving Greater Kansas City, we inspire girls to be more joyful, healthy, and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates movement and running. As girls learn 20+ life skills each season, they also walk away with a sense of increased confidence and self-esteem from training for and completing a 5K.

Guest post: Sarah Berger, Girls on the Run Serving Greater Kansas City

Tuesday, March 23, 2021
Why Nonprofits Should Schedule Social Media Stories

Stories on Instagram and Facebook get more engagement organically than content on your news feed.

Guest Post: Leilani Haywood, Haywood Marketing

Tuesday, March 16, 2021
Nonprofit Coffee Break: Kar Woo

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 Kar Woo, President of Artists Helping The Homeless.

Colin Bennett, Marketing Manager

Monday, March 1, 2021
Five Ideas to Add Some Fun to Your Next Zoom Meeting

Yes, it’s true. You may adore your friends, family, and co-workers, but if you have to join one more virtual meeting today your brain just might explode. With a little creativity and these Zoom features, you can add some liveliness to your next meeting. We all still may face “Zoom fatigue” but hopefully we can have a few laughs and some enjoyment along the way!

Jen Newell, Events Manager

Monday, February 22, 2021
Make a Connextion: What is Connext and How Can You Get Involved?

What is Connext? Connext: Emerging Nonprofit Leaders, serves the next generation of nonprofit leaders in the Kansas City area. Through events and content, we offer professional development opportunities, connect emerging workers to mentors and peers, and foster a passionate community of changemakers within the nonprofit sector.

Kristen Wood, Connext Board Chair

Monday, February 15, 2021
A note from Macaela Stephenson, our new 2021 Board President.

Macaela Stephenson pens a note as Nonprofit Connect's new 2021 Board President.

Nonprofit Connect Board President, Macaela Stephenson

Monday, February 8, 2021
The Misunderstood Social Construct That “Does Good”

We're bringing Jerome Tennille, of the Corporate Social Responsibility team of Marriott International, to speak with Kansas City on February 17 to share how to incorporate diversity, equity, and inclusion practices to create a more welcoming, engaging environment for all types of volunteers.

Guest Post: Jerome Tennille, Marriott International

Monday, February 1, 2021
Embracing Change

For many of us, the pandemic has caused us to revert back to the basics of our missions. We have been challenged to deliver that mission with a new sense of urgency. I hope you will hold on to this mindset and continue to innovate as we move into the new year. The calendar doesn’t drive change, you do. Using what we’ve learned, we have the tools to ensure that 2021 can be the year of change.

Luann Feehan

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