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.
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. 
Do Your Grant Budgets Tell Your Story?

Grant budgets can be one of the most intimidating parts
of writing a grant application. Many of our clients struggle with this part of the process. The passion you show in the grant narrative describing your mission, programs and the outcomes you help families achieve every day is harder to show in your financial story. So how do you write a grant budget that tells your organization's story in numbers instead of words?
Staff News

Katrina returned to the Support Kansas City team in March 2016 as an Accounting Specialist. Her 9 years of nonprofit accounting expertise include 7 years at Support Kansas City and 2 years at a local nonprofit. She is skilled in grant tracking and reporting, payables and receivables. Katrina enjoys working with the complexity of nonprofit accounting and working with the variety of clients at SKC.
Shared Spaces Opportunities at El Centro, Inc.
El Centro, Inc. is located at 650 Minnesota Avenue (corner of 7th and Minnesota) in the heart of downtown Kansas City, Kansas. The two-story building is approximately 24,000 square feet and home to El Centro's administrative and program staff, nine other non-profit organizations and four for-profit companies. The first floor has a board room with seating for 12 to 16, and a conference room with seating (classroom or lecture hall layout) for 25 plus. Off street parking is provided.

We are proud to create synergy within the non-profit community, as we partner with our fellow agencies to provide services to the individuals and families we serve. Even our for-profit tenants do business with El Centro and provide services to our clients. 


Sharing Resources for Nonprofits Like You
Regroup, Recharge, Resource

Hollis Renewal Center is your connected outdoor space. Hollis is a place set apart from the daily grind of life, where individuals and groups can renew and get ready to re-enter the rigors of life. Set in the hills just south of the Kansas Speedway, the Hollis Lodge is your ideal place for small, off-site meetings and staff retreats. Bring your group (up to 20 people) here to brainstorm, unplug, recharge, be productive and build community. 
Mid-America Regional Council Trainings & Events

Did you know that the Mid-America Regional Council (MARC) offers trainings? Visit to see a list of upcoming courses. 

Kansas Prevention Collaborative Website Launch

The Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services (KDADS) has announced the launch of the new Kansas Prevention Collaborative (KPC) website. The KPC was created in an effort to integrate and innovate behavioral health prevention efforts. With this in mind, the KPC website is designed to serve as a communication hub for coalitions across the state. 


Registration Now Open for the Nonprofit Missouri Advocacy Lab

Nonprofit Missouri has teamed up with the Missouri Foundation for Health to host a series of advocacy workshops for nonprofit organizations across the state. The workshops will focus on three major themes: identifying and developing effective advocacy strategies that fit your mission, identifying advocacy issues and opposition, and building an advocacy action plan. 
Nonprofit Research Collaborative

Nonprofit Research Collaborative studies fundraising at nonprofit organizations. They aim to reduce the survey burden on charities by combining originally separate studies into single, planned series. Surveys look at fundraising proceeds trends, different fundraising methods, board engagement in fundraising, capital campaigns, and staffing and budgets for fundraising.


7th Annual Health Literacy Missouri Summit & 3rd Annual Health Literacy Kansas Summit - Oct. 20-21, 2016

Join Health Literacy Missouri at the 7th Annual Health Literacy Missouri Summit, and the 3rd Annual Health Literacy Kansas Summit, October 20-21, 2016. Held at the Kauffman Foundation Conference Center in Kansas City, the combined events will gather hundreds of health care professionals as they take part in skill building workshops, sit in on panel sessions, and learn from leaders in health literacy.

Tickets for the skill-building workshops to be held on Thursday, Oct. 20, must be purchased separately. Click here to purchase. 

Click here to register

Get to Know the 2016 Excellence in Nonprofit Leadership Award Winners
Mattie Rhodes Center is a nonprofit agency celebrating it's 121st year of serving the Greater Kansas City community. They are committed to building a stronger city by working toward the vision of living in a vibrant community where all individuals and families are healthy, safe and have the resources to thrive. 

Mattie Rhodes Center provides a holistic approach to individual and family well-being through social services, behavioral health counseling and the arts.

HappyBottoms is Kansas City's Diaper Bank. Their mission is: working with social service agency partners to provide diapers to low-income families while raising awareness of diaper need in our community.

As the only diaper bank in Kansas City, HappyBottoms works with 35 social service agency partners at 47 locations to distribute over 1.6 million diapers per year to 7,800 babies. 

The Kansas City Rose Society serves as the steward of the Laura Conyers Smith Municipal Rose Garden in Jacob L. Loose Memorial Park, Kansas City, Missouri. Their mission is to encourage an interest in roses, serve as stewards of the Laura Conyers Smith Municipal Rose Garden in Jacob L. Loose Memorial Park, Kansas City, Missouri, promote the Rose Garden as a regional attraction and demonstration garden and provide information about roses and their care. 

Nonprofit Leaders that Build Community through Storytelling
In April, Support Kansas City convened a panel of expert nonprofit reviewers to select the "Excellence in Nonprofit Leadership" award winners. This is a key part of our annual celebration of nonprofit organizations that show leadership through governance, accountability and transparency. Our event included a panel discussion on the topic of Building Community Through Storytelling: Nonprofits and the Evolving Media Landscape. The award winners, Mattie Rhodes Center, HappyBottoms, and the Kansas City Rose Society are not just nonprofit leaders, they are the leaders that know how to build community through their storytelling efforts.

"Stories have to be told or they die, and when they die, we can't remember who we are or why we're here."
-Sue Monk Kidd, "The Secret Life of Bees"

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