Nonprofit Connect: Network. Learn. Grow.

Network. Learn. Grow.

Kansas City, MO   |  www.npconnect.org

Mission

Nonprofit Connect links the nonprofit community to education, resources and networking so organizations can more effectively achieve their missions.

Ruling year info

1977

President & CEO

Mrs. Luann Feehan

Main address

125 East 31st Street Suite 100

Kansas City, MO 64108 USA

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Formerly known as

Greater Kansas City Council on Philanthropy

Council on Philanthropy

EIN

43-1121678

NTEE code info

Nonprofit Management (S50)

Professional Societies & Associations (B03)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Communication

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

eLearning Center

Nonprofit Connect's eLearning Center brings professional development directly to you. Local nonprofit organizations can enjoy access to on-demand training, best-practice toolkits, and videos on a variety of topics just for nonprofit professionals.

Population(s) Served
Adults

The Philanthropy Awards Luncheon is Nonprofit Connect's signature event, when we come together as a community to recognize extraordinary leaders in philanthropy. We celebrate the kindness of those who give back to Kansas City by awarding the Philanthropist, Business Philanthropist, Nonprofit Professional and Volunteer of the Year. To date, Nonprofit Connect has honored over 100 established leaders over thirty years. With more than 1,000 members of the nonprofit and business community attending every year, the Luncheon is Kansas City's oldest and largest celebration of giving. This is Nonprofit Connect's single fundraising event of the year, and the funds raised at the Luncheon allow Nonprofit Connect to continue to offer education, resources and networking so that area nonprofit organizations can more effectively achieve their missions.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Nonprofit Connect offers relevant and affordable skill-building training to nonprofit professionals and volunteers (new to the sector or with years of experience). Programs are planned semi-annually. Topics and speakers are selected from industry literature, outreach to professional associations and experts, and program evaluation feedback. We offer close to 100 educational programs annually in the topics of nonprofit management, governance, fundraising, marketing, volunteer management and operations.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Nonprofit Ally Member - National Council of Nonprofits 2021

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Constituent (client or resident, etc.) advisory committees,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board, Our funders,

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time, It is difficult to identify actionable feedback,

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Board of directors
as of 2/18/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mrs. Macaela Stephenson

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City

Term: 2021 - 2022

Valerie Nicholson-Watson

Harvesters

Drew Elliott

Children's Mercy

Macaela Stephenson

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City

Lewis Gregory

U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management

Clifton Campbell

Community Action Agency of Greater Kansas City

Leslie Sims

RSM US LLP

Jake Jacobson

Children's Mercy

Lynne Brown

iBossWell, Inc.

Rita Cortes

Menorah Heritage Foundation

Amy Kligman

Charlotte Street Foundation

Martin Kraus

Unbound

Precious Stargell Cushman

Community LINC

Tahir Atwater

Jackson County CASA

Karen Donnelly

Copilevitz, Lam & Raney, P.C.

Judy Keller

Keller Consulting

Merritt Neil

M&C

Nicolle Ratliff

Kansas City Art Institute

Eric Rogers

BikeWalkKC

Pat Turner

Habitat for Humanity Kansas City

Gene Willis

United Inner City Services

Kristen Wood

Goodwill of Western Missouri & Eastern Kansas

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 02/18/2021

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

No data

We do not display disability information for organizations with fewer than 15 staff.

Equity strategies

Last updated: 02/18/2021

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.