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THIS QUARTER'S TOPICS
Shared Services
Every quarter Support KC 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 Support KC's latest installment of Shared Voices, where experts share their viewpoints on topics of interest to nonprofits. 
 
SHARED SERVICES SharedServices

The money is in the bank, the pledge is secured, the silent auction exceeded your expectations  - is it time to relax?  Not quite.  You still need to make sure the revenue is flowing into the right categories in order to paint a clear financial picture of your organization.

Think of reporting revenue as a Paint-By-Numbers kit.  Nonprofit revenues can be divided into different "paint buckets" and the chart of the accounts is your Paint-By-Numbers template.  If you use the right bucket to identify your revenue, you will paint a beautiful numerical picture of your organization.

However, if you do not code your revenues correctly, you will mix the paint colors and your financial picture will turn gray and cloudy.

Proper setup of your account structure is key.  There are tools for guidance in setting up a comprehensive chart of accounts for your organization.  Here are links to two tools nonprofits can use to help accurately code their revenues:




 


If you have any q uestions about your account structure or how to code revenue streams, please reach out to your accounting professional at Support KC.  Let us help you create your masterpiece.



Staff News
WELCOME JENNE VANDERBOUT

Jenne joined the Support KC team in April 2018 as our new Chief Operating Officer and has over 20 years of progressive leadership experience in the education and nonprofit industries.


WELCOME ERIN DEVREUGD

Erin returned to Support KC's Accounting Team in May 2018 and is excited to be working with the diverse nonprofit organizations that we support.
WELCOME BLAKE PETERSEN

Blake serves as Support KC's Office Coordinator.  Blake joined Support KC in 2017 as an Administrative Intern and began her new position in May 2018.  Blake is a graduate of William Jewell College where she studied Psychological Science and Nonprofit Leadership. 


WELCOME JACK SMITHEY

Jack joined Support KC in April 2018 as Communications and Collective Impact Manager.  Jack wants to champion the initiatives and stories of the Support KC network.
SHARED SPACES SharedSpaces
KCPT BUILDING
The Kansas City Public Television (KCPT) building is located in the heart of Midtown Kansas City at the intersection of 31st and Grand and directly  under its trademark  1,042-foot orange tower , visible from across the city.  Today, the building is also home to the radio station 90.9 The Bridge as well as Nonprofit Connect. Together, these organizations have created a vibrant Shared Space and connection point for Kansas City's nonprofit community.

KCPT relocated to its current Union Hill neighborhood location in 1984, which was p reviously  home to KCTV (Channel 5) .   As Kansas City's local PBS station, KCPT educates the community with programming that challenges minds and contributes to a life of learning. The station has also grown as a platform for addressing community issues through its community engagement  initiatives, including curiousKC and Indie Lens Pop-Up.  

Nonprofit Connect is a regional association that links the nonprofit community to education, resources and networking.  With longtime and evolving roots in Kansas City, Nonprofit Connect outgrew its previous location and had the opportunity to become a tenant of the KCPT building in 2012 .   year later , KCPT acquired 90.9 the Bridge, bringing the station's passion for  local music and independent voices to the mix of tenants.

For Nonprofit Connect, the space has expanded the organization's ability to host educational programs and networking events for area nonprofits.  

"Over 5,800 nonprofit professionals, board members and volunteers attended Nonprofit Connect programs last year.  Without access to KCPT's space, we would not be able to provide these programs and ultimately help Kansas City nonprofits to make a difference in our community," said Jackie Baker, Director of Marketing at Nonprofit Connect. "Right now both public media and the nonprofit sector are dealing with some uncertainty.  We hope that Nonprofit Connect and KCPT's synergy will only grow as we both work hard to serve the community we care so much about."

"We are like-minded in terms of being service organizations," said Kliff Kuehl, CEO of KCPT.  "Nonprofit Connect creates value for people and organizations in the nonprofit sector and we do the same for citizens and organizations of KC.  I'd like to find more ways to collaborate. It seems like this would happen naturally, but it's not going to happen unless we are intentional about it."

Together, KCPT, Nonprofit Connect, and 90.9 The Bridge have created a Shared Space and established partnerships, collaborations, and strategic alliances to better serve our community.

SHARED RESOURCES SharedResources
Sharing Resources for Nonprofits Like You
Nonprofit Centers Network: 
Sharing Innovation conference

It's time for nonprofits to break from the status quo.  Sharing information, resources, expertise, and space has allowed a new dimension of impact in communities across North America and around the world.

Sharing Innovation is a time to connect with "your people" in this niche field. This event showcases this network's most ambitious ideas. Sharing space and services is not yet the norm - but we're getting there! This conference is for leaders who want to take collaborations to the next level.

October 3rd & 4th, Denver, Colorado or via livestream


Nonprofit Leadership Alliance:
Resources and Training

Have you explored Nonprofit Leadership Alliance's resources lately?   The mission of the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance is to strengthen the social sector with a talented and prepared workforce. Current t rainings and webinar opportunities include:
  • Effective Staff Supervision
  • Social Impact
  • The Leaderosity Learning Platform
To learn more about the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance and their trainings and resources, visit  nonprofitleadershipalliance.org


CarePortal: 
Connecting Churches to Local Children and Families in Crisis

CarePortal brings the needs of hurting children and families in your community to your attention. 

Child welfare professionals can uncover and share real needs, and CarePortal makes local churches aware, giving them a real-time opportunity to respond. 1,612 churches h ave already served
27,588 children in  16 states.

To learn more about the CarePortal and to see or submit a request, visit  careportal.org


Foundation Directory Online

Are you looking for grants?  The Foundation Directory Online provides a comprehensive database and powerful search tools to help you discover the most up-to-date information about grantmakers and the grants they've awarded. 

If you're a new organization, or just looking to expand your fundraising, the Central Branch of the Kansas City Public Library offers free access to the Foundation Directory online for library card holders. 

To learn more about the Foundation Directory Online and subscription options, visit   https://fconline.foundationcenter.org/ 


Cultural Competency Collective of Greater Kansas City

The Cultural Competency Collective hosts a free monthly Learning Community meeting that features presentations and discussion across a variety of social topics, including health disparities, unconscious bias, poverty, micro-agressions, mental health and much more. You'll be able to collaborate, meet new people and learn. 

U pcoming Learning Community meetings dates:
  • September 19, 2018
  • October 24, 2018
  • November 14, 2018
Meetings are held from 8:30-10:30 a.m. at:
Metropolitan Community College - Penn Valley
Education Center, Room EC19
3201 SW Trafficway
Kansas City, MO 64111

Please email culturalcompetency@supportkc.org 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. 

SHARED VOICES SharedVoices
The Digital Poorhouse
Virginia Eubanks, author of  Automating Inequality: How High-Tech Tools Profile, Police and Punish the Poor, was the keynote speaker for Support KC's 2018 Excellence in Nonprofit Leadership Awards this summer.   As an Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Albany, SUNY, Eubanks writes at the intersections of technology and social justice and has emerged as a thought leader in the economic justice conversation.

Eubanks' message decoded the history of poverty in the United States and how, left unchecked, big data can further marginalize the most vulnerable populations.

"If we're going to have a just future, we need to build it on purpose - brick-by-brick and bit-by-bit," said Eubanks to an audience of area nonprofit leaders and community members.

In her book  Automating Inequality, Eubanks proposes that, while the emerging data-driven technologies have enormous potential to reduce barriers across social services and in the nonprofit sector, we are actually building a system of injustice she calls the "digital poorhouse."

"You're going to send me to the poorhouse!"

Have you heard this phrase or similar ones?  Eubanks opened her presentation with startling research on the United States' history and criminalization of poverty and explored the institutionalization of county poorhouses and work farms throughout the country.  Many who requested public assistance were required to enter into these institutions, where their lives would change forever.  By entering the poorhouse, participants often gave up the right to vote, hold public office, to marry, or even raise children.

Eubanks localized the conversation by sharing Kansas City's own history of poverty.  By the mid-1800's Kansas had 72 poorhouses and Missouri had built over 90.  Kansas City had two of these institutions: the castle-like Kansas City Workhouse on Vine Street and the Wyandotte Country Poor Farm, which operated until 1973 and was located at the present-day site of Schlitterbahn Waterpark.


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