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Greater Missouri Leadership Foundation Inc

Engaged women, leading and serving their communities.

aka Greater Missouri Leadership Challenge   |   Kansas City, MO   |  http://www.GreaterMO.org

Mission

To educate and inspire women leaders to make a difference. Greater Missouri is an annual traveling symposium established in 1989. Each year, in a highly competitive selection process, emerging and established women leaders are accepted into program membership. The participants meet for four, three-day enriching sessions combining continuing education in leadership development, strengths training, topical discussion of state policy issues, and exposure to the philosophies and thoughts of the state’s business, cultural, educational and political leaders. Greater Missouri’s goal is to educate and inspire these women leaders to make a positive difference in helping to address problems each feels are important, as each participant becomes part of a powerful state-wide network of leaders.

Ruling year info

1994

Executive Director

Katie Steele Danner

Main address

5231 NE Antioch Rd # 342

Kansas City, MO 64119 USA

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EIN

43-1518798

NTEE code info

Leadership Development (W70)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

For more than thirty years we have been striving as an organization to build women up in the knowledge of the state and their leadership capacity. More than 1,000 women in Missouri have been empowered to get more involved in their communities and take action by participating in the Greater Missouri Leadership Challenge. The Board of Directors and staff are all alumnae of the Challenge Program and have personally witnessed the dedication and commitment of the organization to empower women, offer diversity of thought, and include women in all levels of business and society.

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?

Greater Missouri Leadership Challenge

Each year, in a highly competitive selection process, a limited number of outstanding women leaders are accepted into program membership. The participants meet for four, three-day sessions combining continuing education in leadership development, information and major discussion of state policy issues, and exposure to the philosophies and thoughts of the state’s business, cultural, educational and political leaders.

With the wealth of talented women in the state, Greater Missouri Leadership Challenge provides an enriching experience for both the participants and the state and provides new channels of communication to broaden the participation of women in addressing the critical issues facing Missouri.

Population(s) Served
Academics
Farmers
Self-employed people
Multiracial people
Women

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Total dollar amount of scholarship awarded

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Teachers, Researchers, Activists, Farmers, Self-employed people

Related Program

Greater Missouri Leadership Challenge

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Partial scholarships are awarded to allow for diversity of class participants from those organizations that may not have a budget for education and training.

Total number of conferences held

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Greater Missouri Leadership Challenge

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

For this metric conference=session days. In 2020, some of the sessions were held virtually to comply with COVID related public health advisories.

Number of diversity training courses conducted

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This is a new metric adopted by the Board in 2020. It applies to our Challenge Class Cohort sessions as well as training for our Board of Directors and Regional Coordinators.

Number of participants attending course/session/workshop

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Greater Missouri Leadership Challenge

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

History has shown that the ultimate number of participants should not exceed 40 per challenge year to allow for class cohesion, movement, meeting space, hotel and meal logistics. *2021 COVID related

Number of groups/individuals benefiting from tools/resources/education materials provided

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Greater Missouri Leadership Challenge

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

As noted on dashboard reports.

Number of donations made by board members

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

100% goal has been achieved last five years. We can have a total of 21 board members but are keeping a few spots open as we adjust to allow for better board/management consistency due to 1 staff.

Number of rallies/events/conferences/lectures held to further mission

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Greater Missouri Leadership Challenge

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

12 days of sessions, 4 times a year in 3 day increments; 4 board meetings a year; one strategic planning retreat; 8 special events in-person, hybrid, virtual

Number of program graduates

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Greater Missouri Leadership Challenge

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of participants who would recommend program to others

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Greater Missouri Leadership Challenge

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Hours of expertise provided

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Greater Missouri Leadership Challenge

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

All volunteer board, alumnae council, and regional planning teams across the state provide direction and planning support for all programming operations working in tandem with Executive Director.

Number of participants engaged in programs

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Greater Missouri Leadership Challenge

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of participants reporting greater issue awareness

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Greater Missouri Leadership Challenge

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of new donors

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Greater Missouri Leadership Challenge

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of volunteers

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Greater Missouri Leadership Challenge

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Total number of organization members

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Greater Missouri Leadership Challenge

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Strengthen Branding & Communication
Promote Alumnae Engagement
Diversify Funding
Solidify Foundation Leadership
Target Accomplished Diverse Challengers
Elevate Program Experience

Communicate Intentionally
Develop and Follow Tactical Communication Plan
Promote the Value of Dues and Focus on Re-engagement
Alumnae Connectivity and Networking Enhancements
Amplify the Woman of the Year event to highlight the women honored as well as the brand of Greater Missouri
Increase focus on sponsorship and fundraising
Recruit and Retain committed board of directors who will execute the plan
Support staff with ongoing training, confidence in ability to manage, and do not impede progress with micromanagement
Engage diverse organizations, industries, geographic prospects to target applications year round
Strengthen Program Experience to include diversity of thought and identity

Our organizational core competencies include setting strategies through our committee structure that includes the executive committee, communications committee, experience committee, board management and sustainability committee, and finance committee. Our staff and board leadership work with regional teams of volunteers to reach success. We also utilize in-kind services for training, technology, and communication when necessary due to variable resources to enhance these skills and abilities.

Our staff and board possess keen abilities to set direction, to communicate a vision, and to motivate. We are also prudent in managing risk and embrace creative and strategic alliances and partnerships with our sponsors.

We are good at attracting, motivating, and retaining competent and committed women.
We are good at ensuring that our class cohort have positive and consistent images of and experiences with our sessions.
We are good at generating and generalizing ideas and opportunities with impact.
We are good at embedding leaders throughout the organization and as session speakers to motive and mentor.
We are good at building enduring relationships of trust with our alumnae, class cohort participants, session speakers and sponsors.
We are good at managing costs.

We have graduated 32 classes of women every year since 1990 who are equipped to become engaged in their organization and/or industry in impactful ways.

We continue to recruit a talented group of prospective class participants while focusing on our diversity and inclusion goals.

We have sustained support from our sponsors, underwriters, and dues paying members that allows us to continue our legacy.

We continue to research and apply for funding opportunities to assist in meeting expansion goals.

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 using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, 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, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

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

    We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don’t have the right technology to collect and aggregate feedback efficiently, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time

Financials

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Operations

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

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Greater Missouri Leadership Foundation Inc

Board of directors
as of 01/23/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Dr. Julia Gaines

University of Missouri

Term: 2024 - 2026

Roz Cochran

Neighborworks America

Julie Gaines

University of Missouri-Columbia

Gina Gervino

Retired-Columbia Insurance Group

Stephanie Johnson

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Amanda Kastler

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Carolynne Huether

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Amy Schneider

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Cheryl Stuckmeyer

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Gaye Suggett

Ameren

Joni Wickham

Wickham James Strategies

Dana Strueby

Shook, Hardy & Bacon

Constance Taylor

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Addie Yoder

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Marsha Carter

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Gwyn Schramm

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Lelia Voss

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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 4/22/2021

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

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

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability