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  • Advanced Board Leadership: Enabling Your Board to Achieve Results

    Instructor: David Renz, PhD, director emeritus of the Midwest Center for Nonprofit Leadership at UMKC

    Dates for this three-day in-person program:
    If you would like to be notified when we schedule the next offering of the Advanced Board Leadership Series please let us know at culverm@umkc.edu / (816) 235-5720.

    Program Details

    The Advanced Board Leadership Series is a highly interactive and fast-paced series designed to further prepare and support experienced members and leaders of nonprofit and related public service governing boards, especially Board Chairs, Officers, Committee Chairs, Chief Executives, and those who aspire to serve in such roles. This three-session series will be facilitated by Dr. David Renz, director emeritus of the Midwest Center for Nonprofit Leadership at UMKC and a nationally-recognized expert on nonprofit governance and boards. Our vision for the series is to attract and engage a diverse group of experienced leaders from across the Kansas City community in in-depth learning and participant dialogue to examine the challenge of board effectiveness and share what we have learned about how to develop, support, and sustain it. The goal of the series is to enhance the performance and impact of experienced nonprofit and other public service board and executive leaders as they develop and lead boards capable of excellence and impact. These interactive sessions will meet from 9:00 a.m. to noon in the Henry W. Bloch Executive Hall at UMKC for three Saturdays: September 17 and 24, and October 1. Note: Participants are asked to attend all sessions and read one article on board effectiveness in preparation for each session.

    Session 1: Governance and the Design and Development of an Effective Board
    Date: September 17, 2022 (9:00am – Noon)

    • Introduction to the Series, Your Colleagues, and How We Learn Together
    • Governance, Boards, and the Roles that Bring Them to Life
    • Purpose-Driven Board Leadership and the Fundamentals of Board Effectiveness
    • Boards and Executives: The Imperative of Role Clarity
    • The Unique Power and Impact of an Effective Chair

    Session 2: Critical Elements of Governance Success
    Date: September 24, 2022 (9:00am – Noon)

    • The Life Cycle of Board and Board Member Effectiveness
    • Strategies for Developing and Sustaining Board Performance
    • How Healthy is Your Board’s Culture?
    • The Universe of Board Self-Assessments (and How to Use Them Well)

    Session 3: Sustaining a Healthy and Effective Board
    Date: October 1, 2022 (9:00am – Noon)

    • The Elephant in Every Board Room: Strategies Diversity, Inclusion, and Impact
    • Preparing For and Enabling Leadership Succession
    • Making Sense of It All: A Dialogue on Board Effectiveness

    Location and Parking:
    The sessions will be held at the UMKC Bloch Executive Hall, 5108 Cherry Street, Kansas City, Missouri. Parking details will be sent after registration.

    Cancellation and Transfer Policy:
    Full refunds will be given when cancellations are made at least five working days before the first session. A $50 cancellation fee will be deducted from refunds when notification occurs fewer than five working days before class begins. No refunds will be made after the first session has begun. You may transfer your registration by contacting MCNL at (816) 235-5720 or culverm@umkc.edu.

    Photo and Video Release:
    By attending the event, you are giving MCNL permission to use photos and videos from the workshop in future promotional materials.

  • Basics of Effective Board Service: Preparing to Make a Difference

    Instructor: David Renz, PhD, director emeritus of the Midwest Center for Nonprofit Leadership at UMKC

    Dates for this four-day program:
    If you would like to be notified when we schedule the next offering of the Basics of Effective Board Service: Preparing to Make a Difference series please let us know at culverm@umkc.edu / (816) 235-5720.

    Program Details

    Our four-session in-depth introduction to board service draws upon the nationally recognized expertise of Dr. David Renz, director emeritus of the Midwest Center for Nonprofit Leadership at UMKC, with brief presentations from a diverse group of experienced board leaders from across the Kansas City community. The goal of the series is to prepare current and emerging community leaders to serve effectively as members of the governing boards of nonprofit and other community and public service organizations.

    Session 1: Boards, Governance, and Public Service Leadership: Introduction to the Roles and Responsibilities of the Board and Its Members
    Date: TBD

    • Introduction to Nonprofit (and Governmental) Boards
    • Making Sense of the Work of a Governing Board
    • The Legal and Ethical Dimensions of Board Work
    • The Core Responsibilities of Boards

    Session 2: Show Us the Money Part One! The Board’s Role in Securing and Using It Wisely
    Date: TBD

    • Overview of Financial Leadership and Accountability
    • Understanding the Organization as a Financial Creature
    • Making Sense of Financial Reports
    • Insights from the Boardroom

    Session 3: Show Us the Money Part Two! The Board’s Role in Fundraising and Development
    Date: TBD

    • Philanthropy and Nonprofit Business Models
    • Board Roles in Fund Raising and Development
    • The Basics of Philanthropy and Raising Money
    • Insights from the Boardroom

    Session 4: Organizing for Successful Board Work
    Date: TBD

    • Variations in How Boards and Related Governance Structures Are Organized
    • Developing an Effective Board-Executive-Staff Partnership
    • What It Takes to be an Effective Board Member
    • The Passion to Serve: Finding the Right Match for Board Service
    • Insights from the Boardroom

    Location:
    TBD.

    Cancellation and Transfer Policy:
    Full refunds will be given when cancellations are made at least five working days before the first session. A $50 cancellation fee will be deducted from refunds when notification occurs fewer than five working days before class begins. No refunds will be made after the first session has begun. You may transfer your registration by contacting MCNL at (816) 235-5720 or culverm@umkc.edu. 

    Photo and Video Release:
    By attending the event, you are giving MCNL permission to use photos and videos from the workshop in future promotional materials.

  • Dates for this one-day seminar:
    If you would like to be notified when we schedule the next offering of the Financial Leadership for Nonprofit Organizations: Using Financial Information Systems to Access Organizational Financial Health seminar please let us know at culverm@umkc.edu / (816) 235-5720.

    Program Details

    In this workshop, you will cultivate financial leadership and accountability, explore financial information systems, identify short- and long-term financial strengths and weaknesses, and evaluate the financial health of your nonprofit organizations. Following this workshop you will be able to:

    • Understand the financial leadership model and complete a Financial Leadership Self-Assessment
    • Define accounting practices required for accurate financial information
    • Complete Accurate Financial Data Assessment
    • Recognize the financial leader’s key assessment questions and the information needed to answer these questions
    • Assess Financial Health Assessment

    This seminar is a part of the Financial Leadership of Nonprofit Organizations Series.

    Location and Parking:
    The session will be held at the UMKC Bloch Executive Hall, 5108 Cherry Street, Kansas City, Missouri. Parking details will be sent after registration.

    Meals:
    Light breakfast and boxed lunch will be provided.

    Cancellation and Transfer Policy:Full refunds will be given when cancellations are made at least five working days before the first session. A $50 cancellation fee will be deducted from refunds when notification occurs fewer than five working days before class begins. No refunds will be made after the first session has begun. You may transfer your registration by contacting MCNL at (816) 235-5720 or culverm@umkc.edu.

    Photo and Video Release:
    By attending the event, you are giving MCNL permission to use photos and videos from the workshop in future promotional materials.

  • Financial Planning Tools for Nonprofit Organizations: Budgeting and Cash Flow

    Instructor: Kerry Gordon, CPA, , MCNL Senior Fellow and nonprofit accounting and tax consultant

    Dates for this one-day seminar:
    Thursday, October 6, 2022 (8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.)

    Program Details

    In this workshop, you will learn about strategic financial planning and how to evaluate your organization’s financial planning process. Following this workshop you will be able to:

    • Outline the stages in the budgeting process
    • Complete a Financial Planning Assessment
    • Relate cash flow projections to strategic financial management
    • Outline the cash flow budgeting processing
    • Monitor and manage cash flow
    • Develop internal controls and policies and procedures for cash flow management

    This seminar is a part of the Financial Leadership of Nonprofit Organizations Series.

    Location nad Parking:
    The session will be held at the UMKC Bloch Executive Hall, 5108 Cherry Street, Kansas City, Missouri. Parking details will be sent after registration.

    Meals:
    Light breakfast and boxed lunch will be provided.

    Cancellation and Transfer Policy:
    Full refunds will be given when cancellations are made at least five working days before the first session. A $50 cancellation fee will be deducted from refunds when notification occurs fewer than five working days before class begins. No refunds will be made after the first session has begun. You may transfer your registration by contacting MCNL at (816) 235-5720 or culverm@umkc.edu.

    Photo and Video Release:
    By attending the event, you are giving MCNL permission to use photos and videos from the workshop in future promotional materials.

  • Fundraising Leadership Series

    Instructor: Thomas Vansaghi, Ph.D., Senior Fellow of the Midwest Center for Nonprofit Leadership, UMKC adjunct instructor, and associate professor of nonprofit leadership at William Jewell College

    The Fundraising Leadership Series provides development professionals with essential leadership skills to be a strategic leader in their organization. The unique design of this certificate series, co-created with nonprofit leaders, recognizes the central role of development in a nonprofit’s culture, strategy, and communications. Participants will engage with other development professionals in an interactive program that builds their capacity as organizational leaders and changemakers. Each session will feature senior nonprofit leaders from across the region who will share their expertise and experiences on the topic.

    Upon completion, development professionals will have applied experience in their organization’s context using leadership tools and knowledge they acquire. Additionally, they will exhibit the capacity to better lead strategic development operations in nonprofit organizations.

    Program Details

    Module 1 – Building a Culture of Philanthropy
    Friday, September 30, 2022 (8:30-11:30am)
    IN-PERSON SESSION
    – UMKC Bloch Executive Hall, 5108 Cherry Street, Kansas City, Missouri

    Often development responsibility falls on a small segment of people siloed from the organization’s operations. Building a Culture of Philanthropy assists and supports participants to lead and manage development activity to and for all within the organization.

    Objectives of Module One:

    • Participants should gain an understanding of the components of a culture of philanthropy.
    • Participants should begin to understand how to build a culture of philanthropy.
    • Participants should learn how to examine their development department’s culture and operations to assess whether they are on course to create a culture of philanthropy.

    Module 2 – Designing the Long Game
    Friday, October 14, 2022 (8:30-11:30am)
    IN-PERSON SESSION
    – UMKC Bloch Executive Hall, 5108 Cherry Street, Kansas City, Missouri

    A hallmark of a nonprofit’s success lies in its ability to design an inclusive strategic planning process. This is equally true for a successful development operation. Designing the Long Game equips participants with the tools to develop, articulate and measure a strategic plan for the fund development operation that works within the organization’s larger strategic plan.

    Objectives for Module Two:

    • Participants should increase their appreciation for mission statements and their importance to the fundraising process.
    • Participants should learn and understand how to operationalize the components of the strategic planning cycle.
    • Participants should realize how to measure the results of a strategic plan using a dashboard.

    Module 3 – Prioritizing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Fundraising
    Friday, October 28, 2022 (8:30-11:30am)
    VIRTUAL SESSION
    – This session will be held via Zoom.

    The dynamics surrounding fundraising in communities of color are complex but crucial for nonprofit professionals to fully understand. Fundraising leaders at majority white organizations often overlook people of color as potential donors and can become frustrated because they can’t recruit them to support their causes. Prioritizing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Fundraising offers development professionals insight to focus more time and attention on respectfully approaching and engaging diverse communities.

    Objectives for Module Three:

    • Participants should begin to understand the deep potential of donors of color.
    • Participants should learn best practices for diversifying their development team.
    • Participants should realize how to engage and increase support in communities of color.

    Module 4 – Developing & Strengthening Talent
    Friday, November 11, 2022 (8:30-11:30am)
    VIRTUAL SESSION
    – This session will be held via Zoom.

    Unemployment is near a historic low, which creates serious obstacles for nonprofit leaders to recruit and retain development professionals. Developing & Strengthening Talent provides participants with tools to assess staff, build a culture that maximizes talent, and cultivate leadership within the development area of your organization.

    Objectives for Module Four:

    • Participants should identify approaches for recruiting high quality development staff.
    • Participants should learn best practices for retaining development staff.
    • Participants should develop an understanding of strategies for training, evaluating and rewarding development staff.

    Module 5 – Strategic Communications
    Friday, December 2, 2022 (8:30-11:30am)
    IN-PERSON SESSION
    – UMKC Bloch Executive Hall, 5108 Cherry Street, Kansas City, Missouri

    When we say development, how many people think of the ask? The ask is the part of the iceberg above water that you see, building audience and a prospect database accounts for the 90% of the iceberg that goes unseen. In Strategic Communications, participants will be equipped with the tools essential for building a bigger and better audience of prospective donors.

    Objectives for Module Five:

    • Participants should learn how to utilize the components of a market driven nonprofit.
    • Participants should understand how to operationalize donor-centered fundraising principles.
    • Participants should recognize how to retain donors using their mission and storytelling.

    Program Logistics:
    Each module is delivered from 8:30am to 11:30am. The in-person sessions will be held at the UMKC Bloch Executive Hall, 5108 Cherry Street, Kansas City, Missouri and the virtual sessions will be held via Zoom.

    Cancellation and Transfer Policy:
    Full refunds will be given when cancellations are made at least five working days before the first session. A $50 cancellation fee will be deducted from refunds when notification occurs fewer than five working days before class begins. No refunds will be made after the first session has begun. You may transfer your registration by contacting MCNL at (816) 235-5720 or culverm@umkc.edu

    Photo and Video Release:
    By attending the event, you are giving MCNL permission to use photos and videos from the workshop in future promotional materials.

  • Fundraising Tools Series – Organizing for Fundraising

    Instructor: Thomas Vansaghi, Ph.D., , Senior Fellow of the Midwest Center for Nonprofit Leadership, UMKC adjunct instructor, and assistant professor of nonprofit leadership at William Jewell College

    If you would like to be notified when we schedule the next offering of the Organizing for Fundraising: An Introduction webinar please let us know at culverm@umkc.edu / (816) 235-5720.

    This webinar has two educational parts to its design:

    Part One – Participants will get access to a pre-recorded lecture that will focus on proposal writing. It will cover the following topics: The Proposal Writing Process, The Inquiry Letter, The Components of the Master Proposal, and Red Flags and Tips on Proposal Writing.
    (Video recording – 1 hour 18 minutes)

    Part Two – Participants will attend an interactive “live” session, via Zoom, with the instructor. In this session participants will talk about Leadership and Fundraising, Constituency: Changing Demographics and Fundraising, and Stewardship and Donor Recognition.
    (Live session – 1 hour 30 minutes)

    What You Will Learn

    • Purpose Driven Fundraising
    • The Fundraising Cycle
    • Donor Advised Funds
    • Leadership and Fundraising
    • Constituency: Changing Demographics and Fundraising
    • Stewardship and Donor Recognition

    What You Will Learn

    • Purpose Driven Fundraising
    • The Fundraising Cycle
    • Donor Advised Funds
    • Leadership and Fundraising
    • Constituency: Changing Demographics and Fundraising
    • Stewardship and Donor Recognition

    Program Details

    Refund Policy:
    No refunds will be made after receiving access to the pre-recorded lecture.

    Photo and Video Release:
    By attending the event, you are giving MCNL permission to use photos and videos from the workshop in future promotional materials.

    The Midwest Center for Nonprofit Leadership reserves the right to cancel courses and seminars when circumstances require.

  • Fundraising Tools Series – Organizing for Fundraising: An Introduction

    Instructor: Thomas Vansaghi, Ph.D.,, Senior Fellow of the Midwest Center for Nonprofit Leadership, UMKC adjunct instructor, and assistant professor of nonprofit leadership at William Jewell College

    If you would like to be notified when we schedule the next offering of the Organizing for Fundraising: An Introduction webinar please let us know at culverm@umkc.edu / (816) 235-5720.

    This webinar has two educational parts to its design:

    Part One – Participants will get access to a pre-recorded lecture that will focus on proposal writing. It will cover the following topics: The Proposal Writing Process, The Inquiry Letter, The Components of the Master Proposal, and Red Flags and Tips on Proposal Writing.
    (Video recording – 1 hour 42 minutes)

    Part Two – Participants will attend an interactive “live” session, via Zoom, with the instructor. In this session we will have a discussion on what was covered in the recorded lecture, review what a real proposal looks like, and talk about some of the ins and outs of what foundations are like and other things you will want to give some thought to as you begin to write proposals.
    (Live session – 1 hour 30 minutes)

    What You Will Learn

    • Overview of Philanthropy and Fundraising
    • Philosophy of Fundraising
    • History of Fundraising
    • National Fundraising Trends
    • Kansas City Fundraising Trends
    • What don’t people give money and time?
    • The Donor Pyramid
    • Moves Management
    • Roles of Staff and Board in Fundraising

    What You Will Learn

    • Overview of Philanthropy and Fundraising
    • Philosophy of Fundraising
    • History of Fundraising
    • National Fundraising Trends
    • Kansas City Fundraising Trends
    • What don’t people give money and time?
    • The Donor Pyramid
    • Moves Management
    • Roles of Staff and Board in Fundraising

    Program Details

    Refund Policy:
    No refunds will be made after receiving access to the pre-recorded lecture.

    Photo and Video Release:
    By attending the event, you are giving MCNL permission to use photos and videos from the workshop in future promotional materials.

    The Midwest Center for Nonprofit Leadership reserves the right to cancel courses and seminars when circumstances require.

  • Fundraising Tools Series – Proposal Writing

    Instructor: Thomas Vansaghi, Ph.D., , Senior Fellow of the Midwest Center for Nonprofit Leadership, UMKC adjunct instructor, and assistant professor of nonprofit leadership at William Jewell College

    If you would like to be notified when we schedule the next offering of the Prospect Research webinar please let us know at culverm@umkc.edu / (816) 235-5720.

    This webinar has two educational parts to its design:

    Part One – Participants will get access to a pre-recorded lecture that will focus on proposal writing. It will cover the following topics: The Proposal Writing Process, The Inquiry Letter, The Components of the Master Proposal, and Red Flags and Tips on Proposal Writing.
    (Video recording – 1 hour 29 minutes)

    Part Two – Participants will attend an interactive “live” session, via Zoom, with the instructor. In this session we will have a discussion on what was covered in the recorded lecture, review what a real proposal looks like, and talk about some of the ins and outs of what foundations are like and other things you will want to give some thought to as you begin to write proposals.
    (Live session – 1 hour 30 minutes)

    What You Will Learn

    • The Proposal Writing Process
    • The Inquiry Letter
    • The Components of the Master Proposal
    • Red Flags and Tips on Proposal Writing

    What You Will Learn

    • The Proposal Writing Process
    • The Inquiry Letter
    • The Components of the Master Proposal
    • Red Flags and Tips on Proposal Writing

    Program Details

    Refund Policy:
    No refunds will be made after receiving access to the pre-recorded lecture.

    Photo and Video Release:
    By attending the event, you are giving MCNL permission to use photos and videos from the workshop in future promotional materials.

    The Midwest Center for Nonprofit Leadership reserves the right to cancel courses and seminars when circumstances require.

  • Fundraising Tools Series – Prospect Research

    Instructor: Thomas Vansaghi, Ph.D., , Senior Fellow of the Midwest Center for Nonprofit Leadership, UMKC adjunct instructor, and assistant professor of nonprofit leadership at William Jewell College

    If you would like to be notified when we schedule the next offering of the Prospect Research webinar please let us know at culverm@umkc.edu / (816) 235-5720.

    This webinar has two educational parts to its design:

    Part One – Participant will get access to a pre-recorded lecture that will focus on prospect research. It will cover the following topics: Overview of Prospect Research and Proposal Writing, How to Conduct Prospect Research on Foundations, and How to Conduct Prospect Research on Individuals.
    (Video recording – 1 hour 17 minutes)

    Part Two – participants will attend an interactive “live” session, via Zoom, with the instructor. In this session we will have a discussion on Searches for Foundation Funders and Searches for Individual Funders.
    (Live session – 1 hour 30 minutes)

    What You Will Learn

    • Overview of Prospect Research and Proposal Writing
    • How to Conduct Prospect Research on Foundations
    • How to Conduct Prospect Research on Individuals
    • Searches for Foundation Funders
    • Searches for Individual Funders.

    What You Will Learn

    • Overview of Prospect Research and Proposal Writing
    • How to Conduct Prospect Research on Foundations
    • How to Conduct Prospect Research on Individuals
    • Searches for Foundation Funders
    • Searches for Individual Funders.

    Program Details

    Refund Policy:
    No refunds will be made after receiving access to the pre-recorded lecture.

    Photo and Video Release:
    By attending the event, you are giving MCNL permission to use photos and videos from the workshop in future promotional materials.

    The Midwest Center for Nonprofit Leadership reserves the right to cancel courses and seminars when circumstances require.

  • Fundraising Tools Series – Annual Development Plan

    Instructor: Instructor: Thomas Vansaghi, Ph.D., , Senior Fellow of the Midwest Center for Nonprofit Leadership, UMKC adjunct instructor, and assistant professor of nonprofit leadership at William Jewell College

    If you would like to be notified when we schedule the next offering of the Annual Development Plan webinar please let us know at culverm@umkc.edu / (816) 235-5720.

    This webinar has two educational parts to its design:

    Part One – Participant will get access to a pre-recorded lecture that will focus on the Annual Development Plan. It will cover the following topics: An Overview of the Annual Development Plan, and Review of 15 Components of an Annual Development Plan.
    (Video recording – 1 hour 19 minutes)

    Part Two – Participants will attend an interactive “live” session, via Zoom, with the instructor. In this session we will review components of an Annual Development Plan and discuss real-world examples.
    (Live session – 1 hour 30 minutes)

    What You Will Learn

    • Overview of the Annual Development Plan
    • Review of 15 Components of Annual Development Plans

    What You Will Learn

    • Overview of the Annual Development Plan
    • Review of 15 Components of Annual Development Plans

    Program Details

    Refund Policy:
    No refunds will be made after receiving access to the pre-recorded lecture session.

    Photo and Video Release:
    By attending the event, you are giving MCNL permission to use photos and videos from the workshop in future promotional materials.

    The Midwest Center for Nonprofit Leadership reserves the right to cancel courses and seminars when circumstances require.

  • Fundraising Tools Series – Measurement and Evaluation for Fundraising

    Instructor: Thomas Vansaghi, Ph.D., , Senior Fellow of the Midwest Center for Nonprofit Leadership, UMKC adjunct instructor, and assistant professor of nonprofit leadership at William Jewell College

    If you would like to be notified when we schedule the next offering of the Annual Development Plan webinar please let us know at culverm@umkc.edu / (816) 235-5720.

    This webinar has two educational parts to its design:

    Part One – Participant will get access to a pre-recorded lecture that will focus on the Measurement and Evaluation for Fundraising. It will cover the following topics: Why evaluate? Basics of Social Impact and Evaluation, Theory of Change, Logic Models, Types of Evaluation, and Dashboards.
    (Video recording – 1 hour)

    Part Two – Participants will attend an interactive “live” session, via Zoom, with the instructor. In this session we will review Measurement and Evaluation, and Implementation of Dashboards.
    (Live session – 1 hour 30 minutes)

    What You Will Learn

    • Why evaluate?
    • Basics of Social Impact and Evaluation
    • Theory of Change
    • Logic Models
    • Types of Evaluation
    • Dashboards

    What You Will Learn

    • Why evaluate?
    • Basics of Social Impact and Evaluation
    • Theory of Change
    • Logic Models
    • Types of Evaluation
    • Dashboards

    Program Details

    Refund Policy:
    No refunds will be made after receiving access to the pre-recorded lecture session.

    Photo and Video Release:
    By attending the event, you are giving MCNL permission to use photos and videos from the workshop in future promotional materials.

    The Midwest Center for Nonprofit Leadership reserves the right to cancel courses and seminars when circumstances require.

  • Please let us know at mcnl@umkc.edu / (816) 235-5720 if you would like to be notified when more details (dates, schedule, session topics, call for papers, keynote speakers, registration information,) is posted.

    Program Details

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  • In these turbulent times it is critical to embrace change. On select Tuesdays we will present tools nonprofits can utilize to innovate and excel in today’s environment – building the foundation for a promising future. MCNL’s Navigation Series creates an interactive virtual community to learn and share the ideas nonprofits need to be successful.

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  • Do you have a question or a problem you need help with?

    “Open Office Hours” with Dr. Brent Never

    Brent Never will be holding “open office hours” via Zoom on Fridays from Noon to 1:00pm. This is an open session, and everyone is welcome. On Fridays during the noon hour, use the following link to “drop in” (digitally) to talk with Brent:
    https://umsystem.zoom.us/j/99200387939

    No office hours will be held on September 30, 2022.

  • Do you have a question or a problem you need help with?

    “Open Office Hours” with Dr. David Renz

    David Renz will be holding “open office hours” via Zoom on Mondays from 1:00pm to 2:00pm. This is an open session, and everyone is welcome. On Mondays, use the following link to “drop in” (digitally) to talk with David: https://umsystem.zoom.us/j/95088042367

    Note: When you log in you will be initially placed in a waiting room and David will admit you to the session.

    The current schedule will run on Mondays from August 22, 2022 to December 19, 2022. No office hours will be held on September 5th or October 17th.

  • Do you have a question about how your organization uses and leverages data and research?

    “Open Office Hours” with Dr. Monica Rezac

    Monica Rezac will be holding “open office hours” via Zoom on Wednesdays from 11:00am to Noon. This is an open session, and everyone is welcome. On Wednesday mornings, just use the following link and “drop in” (digitally) to talk with Monica:
    https://umsystem.zoom.us/j/91342872977#success

  • Planning a New Nonprofit: Essential Planning Steps and Legal Requirements

    Instructor: Cindy Laufer, Program Coordinator at MCNL and Judith Sharp, JD/LLM, Director of Entrepreneurial Legal Services Clinic at UMKC School of Law

    Dates for this two-hour informational session:
    September 29, 2022 (4:00 – 6:00pm)

    Program Details

    Starting a new nonprofit can be confusing and overwhelming. This free two-hour informational session covers basic planning steps and legal requirements to become a nonprofit organization.

    Key Topics

    • Nature and structure of nonprofit organizations
    • Determining sufficient need to establish a new organization
    • Legal issues and processes involved in establishing a nonprofit
    • Alternatives to incorporation
    • Governance and management challenges

    Resources:
    Access the collection of resources referenced in the workshop.

    Location:
    The session will be held online as a webinar. When you register we will send you instructions on how to take part in the session via computer or phone.

    Photo and Video Release:
    By attending the event, you are giving MCNL permission to use photos and videos from the workshop in future promotional materials.

  • Dates for this one-day seminar:
    Tuesday, November 15, 2022 (8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.)

    Program Details

    In this workshop, you will learn about specialized nonprofit financial topics. Following this workshop you will be able to:

    • Account for and report on grants
    • Understand audit requirements
    • Outline a process for hiring and managing auditors
    • Communicate financial information to stakeholders
    • Complete Financial Monitoring Assessment
    • Identify strategies for managing long-term financial health

    This seminar apart of the Financial Leadership of Nonprofit Organizations Series.

    Location and Parking:
    The session will be held at the UMKC Bloch Executive Hall, 5108 Cherry Street, Kansas City, Missouri. Parking details will be sent after registration.

    Meals:
    Light breakfast and boxed lunch will be provided.

    Cancellation and Transfer Policy:
    Full refunds will be given when cancellations are made at least five working days before the first session. A $50 cancellation fee will be deducted from refunds when notification occurs fewer than five working days before class begins. No refunds will be made after the first session has begun. You may transfer your registration by contacting MCNL at (816) 235-5720 or culverm@umkc.edu. 

    Photo and Video Release:
    By attending the event, you are giving MCNL permission to use photos and videos from the workshop in future promotional materials.