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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

Tuesday, August 11, 2020
Nonprofit Coffee Break: Tahir Atwater

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 hear from Tahir Atwater, Director of Donor and Volunteer Engagement at Jackson County CASA.

Jackie Baker, Senior Director of Member Relations

Friday, June 12, 2020
Nonprofit Coffee Break: Susan Wally

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 hear from Susan Wally, President & CEO of PREP-KC.

Jackie Baker, Senior Director of Member Relations

Tuesday, April 7, 2020
Nonprofit Coffee Break: Billy Brimblecom

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 hear from Billy Brimblecom, Executive Director at the Steps of Faith Foundation.

Jackie Baker, Director of Marketing

Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Nonprofit Coffee Break: Valerie Nicholson Watson

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 hear from Valerie Nicholson-Watson, President & CEO of Harvesters- The Community Food Network.

Jackie Baker, Director of Marketing

Monday, January 27, 2020
Nonprofit Coffee Break: Tricia Rojo Bushnell

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 hear from Tricia Rojo Bushnell, Executive Director of Midwest Innocence Project.

Jackie Baker, Director of Marketing

Wednesday, January 6, 2016
Luann's Top Ten for 2016

We’re back at our desks and ready to take on a new year. It’s exciting to think about what big shifts will occur for nonprofits in 2016. It seems our sector is gaining more attention and more credibility. As we continue to accomplish our good work, we are garnering the respect we deserve and gaining recognition for the impact we make in our community.

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Thursday, January 8, 2015
5 Ideas to Attract the Right People

Guest Post by Marty Stanley, Dynamic Dialog, Inc. 1) Have clear job descriptions. It sounds obvious, yet unclear accountabilities and experience requirements can result in a poor candidate selection pool. In addition, a well written position description saves the recruiter or hiring manager time by screening out unqualified candidates. 2) Highlight the best features of your organizational culture in your job posting. This will help attract the people who want to be in that kind of environment. Not

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Thursday, January 1, 2015
Hello 2015!

It’s a great time to live and work in Kansas City. Our community is thriving in so many ways (go Royals!), and Nonprofit Connect has caught the fever as we take our organization to the next level to better serve our members and the greater nonprofit sector. As I reflect on 2014, I’m proud to report our accomplishments as an organization. Early in the year we unveiled a new and improved website with user-friendly applications and easier program registration. With the new website came a refreshed JobLink, and

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