Changing lives...behind the scenes.
The Support Kansas City (SKC) newsletter helps you stay informed on the latest topics and trends that help your nonprofit organization run more efficiently.
Save The Date!
The 2016 Excellence in Nonprofit Leadership Awards event is scheduled for Monday, April 25, from 4-6PM at the Kauffman Foundation Conference Center. We hope to see you there!
Shared Services
Every quarter SKC highlights one of its many services that you may or may not be taking advantage of.
Shared Spaces
Check out these useful spaces where nonprofits can thrive. Great ideas on how you can have space to do good.
Shared Resources
Need supplies? Here are some cost-effective ways to get the resources you need to run a more efficient organization.
Shared Voices
Read SKC's latest installment of Shared Voices, where some highly qualified experts share their viewpoints on topics of interest to nonprofits. 
Fair Labor Standards Act Updates
Fair Labor Standards Act and your Exempt Employees

On July 1, 2015, the Department of Labor released proposed changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) - specifically regarding the "white collar" exemption from minimum wage and overtime pay. The public had until September 4, 2015 to comment on these proposed changes. While there is no guarantee the FLSA changes will take effect exactly as proposed, it is likely the changes to "White Collar" exempt status and overtime will change significantly.  Support Kansas City already implemented a system to track hours for employees affected by these proposed changes.  We recommend you learn as much as you can about the proposed FLSA changes and be ready to move when the dates are set.

Salesforce Updates
What's New With Salesforce!

Three times a year, spring, summer and winter, Salesforce releases a new batch of innovative features for new and existing Salesforce systems. Many of these features become automatically accessible when the updates are launched, although you may not notice many of them in your day to day usage.  Most of the updates in the just-launched Spring '16 Release will not affect your system, but don't be alarmed if you do notice some small visual changes. 

Nonprofit Salesforce Users Group - April 1!

Join us for our next Nonprofit Salesforce Users Group on Friday, April 1 from 8:00-9:30am at the Support KC offices. We'll be tackling reports, so bring your questions and we'll walk you through the basics of this powerful feature! This training is open to all nonprofit organizations.

Staff News
Welcome, Matthew!

Matthew Davis has several years of experience working in finance, accounting, and customer service positions. His work experience includes serving as an Account Manager for business credit accounts with a bank as well as working as an Accounting Assistant with an electronics company. He is passionate about giving back to his community and regularly volunteers with nonprofits. 

Thank you, Donald!
Our best wishes and thanks to Donald Ealy who has moved on to a Quality Assurance role at United Services Community Action Agency.

Kansas City Partnership to Create Next Generation Workspace Campus
Sustainable Development Partners Kansas City along with Plexpod will create next generation workspace campus.

Sustainable Development Partners Kansas City ( along with Plexpod (, a Lenexa, KS based Coworking company, has announced its partnership to develop the world's largest Coworking facility at Westport Commons, a historic school campus centrally located in Kansas City, MO, near 39 th and Main.

By using a "shared economy" model, Plexpod provides affordable next-generation office workspaces including in-house resources for everyone, including dozens of conference rooms and meetup enclaves, digital maker spaces, computer labs, a recording studio, fitness and gaming rooms, barbershop, theater, coffee shop, and event spaces.


Sharing Resources for Nonprofits Like You
SKC Community Events Calendar

Did you know SKC offers a community calendar exclusively for SKC clients to share your events? Submit your upcoming events today!


2016 Oral Health Policy Conference: New Horizons in Oral Health

Missouri faces many oral health challenges - We can change that! Join oral health advocates from around the state and country for the 2016 Oral Health Policy Conference by the Missouri Coalition for Oral Health, featuring Champion Awards, networking and cutting edge presentations on oral health policy.


2016 Missouri Poverty Summit

On April 27, 2016 the Missourians to End Poverty Coalition will be hosting a statewide poverty summit at the Capitol Plaza Hotel in Jefferson City. The summit will provide an overview of poverty in Missouri, speakers including Dr. Tiffany Anderson, and a panel discussion sharing rural and urban approaches to addressing poverty. The poverty summit brings together between 350 and 500 participants across the state of Missouri.


CommunityKC: Connecting projects, people, and resources

CommunityKC is an online community project mapping tool designed to help organizations:
  • Connect with each other
  • Identify potential partners
  • Become informed of local projects and initiatives
  • Avoid duplication of efforts
  • Network and share information
  • Promote the good things occurring in Kansas City.

Meeting Space - The Diastole Scholars' Center

The formal name of our facility is The Mary Clark and E. Grey Dimond Scholars' Center. Dr. and Mrs. Dimond began building Diastole in 1976 and lived here until Mrs. Dimond's death in 1983. The Dimonds' intent was to provide a serene yet stimulating off-site event facility that would enhance the endeavors of the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC).Today, a much expanded Diastole is available for a wide variety of UMKC functions including retreats, recitals, lectures, continuing education, committee and staff meetings, journal clubs, reunions, study groups, luncheons, dinners and University social gatherings.


7th Annual Excellence in Nonprofit Leadership Awards
"Building Community through Storytelling: Nonprofits and the Evolving Media Landscape"

Support Kansas City is excited to host our 7th Excellence in Nonprofit Leadership award event on Monday, April 25th from 4:00 - 6:00PM at the Kauffman Foundation.  This year, we will be launching the celebration by partnering with LISC KC, the Mid-America Regional Council, and the Midwest Center for Nonprofit Leadership to convene a panel of local experts and leaders for a topic discussion relevant to our community.  This year's topic will be:

"Building Community through Storytelling:  Nonprofits and the Evolving Media Landscape"


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