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. 
Over 20 years in the Making: 
The FASB Non-Profit Accounting Standard Update
The new Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) Accounting Standards Update (ASU) 2016-14 is effective for fiscal years starting after December 15, 2017. This new standard addresses a nonprofits' ability to tell their story through transparent financial reporting, improving upon and changing existing rules which had not been updated in 23 years.

This new ASU affects all non-profit organizations. You should be familiar with the impact on your organization. The changes impact the following areas of financial reporting:
  1. Net Asset Classification
  2. Information about Liquidity and Availability of Resources
  3. Information about Expenses and Investment Return
  4. Presentation of Operating Cash Flows
Click here for more tips. 
Staff News

Laura joined Support KC as part-time Office Coordinator in February, 2018. She is a practicing attorney and has volunteered with a number of local non-profit organizations.  When Laura is not running her two kids around, she enjoys travelling and reading. 


Blake joined Support KC as an Administrative Intern in November, 2017. Blake is a senior at William Jewell College studying Psychological Science and Nonprofit. Her passions include human and animal rights. 
Center for Urban Enterprise
This proposed project - referred to as the Center for Urban Enterprise (CUE) is scheduled to open in November 2018. It involves the repurposing of a vacant industrial building that buffers the residential section from a light manufacturing section of Kansas City's Westside South Neighborhood. 

The adaptive reuse of this facility will create the region's only bilingual mixed-use business incubation / entrepreneur resource center that is affordable to low-income underserved individuals and businesses. 
Hispanic Economic Development Corporation's (HEDC) Center for Urban Enterprise (CUE) is in a geographically strategic location near the MO-KS state line and along main bus routes that connect to underserved communities both in Kansas and Missouri.

When the choice was made to purchase this building in 2009, there was a belief in the goodness of it.

It was once the 'Home' to a thriving business, a wire manufacturer, in the days of oppression and hard labor. The day to day activity within its walls fed many families in the neighborhood. This was a time when jobs were scarce. The rail yards were struggling. Much of the daily toils went unnoticed. The automobile industry was launched, and new careers were pioneered.

This 'work ethic' set the tone for the visionaries ahead. And it was this vision, this same search for business paths, that inspired the HEDC leadership to 'take the chance'!

And today, this chance has been reinvigorated with life...the building's bones are still solid. The core is sound. The lives of its predecessors are very much followed by today's young entrepreneurs.  This rich history serves as the inspiration for the design of its new users - our city's underserved entrepreneurs.
Sharing Resources for Nonprofits Like You
JobOne: Secure Document Solutions

What if you could safely and cost-effectively dispose of sensitive property? Secure Document Solutions,  a non-profit that creates local jobs and meaningful employment for people with disabilities, offers NAID-compliant secure shredding for businesses of all sizes.

Your business is producing more data than ever before, and at a time when privacy and information destruction laws are increasing exponentially. 

Secure Document Solutions can design a customized information destruction and secure document shredding program to fit your specific needs.

By relying on their expertise, you'll maintain legislative compliance, lower your risk of data breaches, and protect your public image. 

Using the services provided by Secure Document Solutions strengthens your business community and help to improve lives. 
Not to mention they recycle 100% of all the paper they shred.

Day of Caring - Volunteer Projects

The Day of Caring is an annual one-day Federal volunteer event that takes place throughout the Greater KC area. Each year, hundreds of federal employees give back to their Kansas City community by participating in this exciting program. This is organized by the Greater Kansas City Federal Executive Board (FEB).

Here's how the event works:

1. Non-profit organizations from across the community submit volunteer projects that will take place on June 2, 2018.
a. Please submit your projects at this link: Request for Projects
b. If your agency plans to submit multiple projects, please submit them separately.
c. The deadline to submit a project is Friday, April 6th. 

2. Every project is compiled into a volunteer catalog.

3. Individual volunteers and groups from federal agencies will choose their favorite volunteer projects and sign up for them.

4. Non-profit organizations whose projects are chosen will be notified with information about their signed up volunteer groups.

5. On the day of June 2nd, these volunteers will arrive at your volunteer site and get to work!

If you have any questions about the event or project submission process, please contact John Cleveland in the FEB office at 

Cultural Competency Collective of Greater Kansas City
CCC-GKC's Learning Community meetings are free and open to the public. 

March 28, 2018 - Mental Health Awareness
April 18, 2018 - Reintegrating Felons

Meetings are held from 8:30-10:30 a.m. at:
Kauffman Foundation Conference Center
Troost Room
4801 Rockhill Rd
Kansas City, MO 64110

Please email with questions, or to RSVP. 
Mid-America Regional Council Trainings & Events

Did you know that the Mid-America Regional Council (MARC) offers training opportunities? Click here to see a list of upcoming courses. 

Unagency Discounts for Support Kansas City Clients

Unagency is an advertising and marketing agency, focused on equipping our client partners with knowledge about how to make savvy marketing choices. Unagency does this by teaching each client targeted philosophies behind core competencies: brand development, design, qualitative research, web development, SEO, social media, CRM, inbound marketing, and more.  

Contact Craig for Support Kansas City client discounts. 
The Mission Project
Fourteen years ago, a group of six committed parents who believed their children could live independent, healthy and meaningful lives founded The Mission Project, a nonprofit organization that enables adults with developmental disabilities, such as Down syndrome and autism, to live and work on their own with individualized support. 

For those of us in nonprofit, "mission" goes to the heart of the definition of why we exist as nonprofits. In the case of The Mission Project; "mission" literally means special people living, working and learning from each other in the City of Mission.  

The SKC staff recently convened a group of volunteers, parents, City of Mission representatives, program support providers and staff to learn more about how the community of Mission has embraced these special residents. At the heart of the program is Sarah Mai, long-time employee and Executive Director. Parents credit Sarah for the amazing work she has done to make the Mission Project a model program. That success is exemplified in the lives of these young people as they live independently, a vision their parents worked tirelessly to make a reality.

"These young people have jobs and transportation to get to those jobs. There is 100% employment for the participants. Getting employed and staying employed makes them productive and contributors to the local economy. Being compensated for the work they do gives their lives meaning," says Sarah. "Mission business owners embrace the participants. They display The Mission Project logo in their shop windows so that participants know those are safe places for them to go if they need help." 

5960 Dearborn, Suite 200
Mission, KS 66202

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