These days, life moves pretty fast.
Do you have questions about the direction our sector or your career are moving in, and what you can do about it? Well, we have answers. (Or at least know those who do.)
Join us for coffee and some captivating conversation with several of Kansas City's dynamic nonprofit leaders as they answer your burning questions (and ours) about furthering your career goals, what it takes to be a great manager, and what emerging trends in the sector have their attention as leaders. This event will be formatted as a rotating roundtable discussion. Light breakfast will be provided.
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, Ed.D., CAE serves as the Interim Executive Director and Chief Development Officer of Cornerstones of Care, a behavioral health and mental healthcare organization serving 15,000 children and families annually across Kansas, Missouri and beyond. Chad leads the agency's fundraising, community engagement, marketing, communications and advocacy efforts. Chad co-leads the agency's WIDE (Welcoming, Inclusion, Diversity and Equity) Initiative and is the executive sponsor of the agency's PRIDE! Affinity Group for team members. In February 2022, Harris was appointed Interim President & CEO by the Cornerstones of Care Board of Directors to lead the organization during its executive leadership transition.
Megan Sturges Stanfield
is the President and CEO of Junior Achievement of Greater Kansas City. Since 2014, she has been focused on helping young people across the metro own their future economic success and challenge the cycle of poverty. Megan is an experienced leader with demonstrated success in core nonprofit functions including fundraising, stewardship, program implementation & evaluation, event management, volunteer management, and operations. She received her Masters in Family Studies from Kansas State University in 2014. Since then, she has been putting her expertise and passion to work at a variety of for-impact organizations focused on impacting and changing the lives of children, youth, and families in our community.
is the engagement director for Della Lamb Community Services in Kansas City, Missouri. She has equal passion for relational connection and administrative discipline. As a passionate Kansas-Citian, she invites others to share their time, talent, and treasures with and through Della Lamb for the progress of our city. With more than 20 years of non-profit management experience, Cori developed her skills as the Special Events Development Director at the National Office of the March of Dimes, at the Rose Brooks Center, and later at the Miss America Organization. She currently serves on the board of directors for Flourish Furnishings: Kansas City's only furniture bank, and as the DEI Advisory Commission chair for an international women's fraternity. Cori has extensive board, facilitation, and speaking experience.
Godfrey Riddle, MPA is a creative social entrepreneur driven to build inspiring communities where people reach their full potential. His specializations are fundraising, program development, nonprofit administration, and entrepreneurship. As a visionary social entrepreneur, he has created and managed lines of business for nonprofit organizations that, in aggregate, have generated $13.8M since 2014. He is the Director of Resource Development for ArtsKC - Regional Arts Council and previously worked as a founding team member of Rightfully Sewn and Development Director at Kansas City Friends of Alvin Ailey. Godfrey founded ArtsKC's Arts Leadership Series to cultivate diverse arts nonprofit leaders and Kansas City's new celebration of its arts and culture, Art Moves Us. He is an alumnus of AmeriCorps VISTA and CORO KC and serves on the board for BlaqOut, a grassroots initiative to end HIV/AIDS in Kansas City's Black queer community, and Troost Market Collective which supports creative entrepreneurs in the Troost corridor. In 2017, Godfrey was honored as one of INK Magazine's '30 Under 30' for his career and community involvement. Following cancer treatment and the 2020 summer of social unrest, Godfrey launched Civic Saint (CivicSaint.com), a purposeful lifestyle company that creates affirming apparel and accessories to advance social justice. Civic Saint's mission is in tribute to his late parents Cecil and Goldie.
Andie Ewing serves as Unbound’s Director of Unbound Experience. She is an accomplished Strategic Leader of Human Resources with years of experience. Some of her experience includes, Sales, and Business Operations with focused experience in the manufacturing, healthcare, and telecommunications industries. Andie is highly motivated by the development of high-performance work teams that drive operational excellence. She has more than 15 years of experience working with development programs and teams around the world. She has traveled to many countries around the world for both business and pleasure.
So that we can serve you better, we want to understand who is in the room. You will be asked two demographics questions as you register for this event. We will never share your individual information, and we will only report on demographics in aggregate. Any questions or comments? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Connext Program
Connext (formerly YNPNkc) provides learning and networking opportunities for the next generation of nonprofit leaders. We welcome people of all ages and professions, although most of our members are in their 20s and 30s and working in the nonprofit sector.