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Executive Directors

"The lessons, skills and relationships from Executive Director Institute have been priceless assets to me as I lead an organization that is rapidly scaling up in size and complexity."

Eric Rogers
Executive Director, BikeWalkKC

Executive Directors & CEOs

Through Nonprofit Connect, industry executives come together to discuss and learn more about the many aspects of managing nonprofit organizations. From roundtables to leadership development, to networking and peer to peer support opportunities, our goal is to foster collegiality, nurture partnerships and spark innovation among Kansas City's nonprofit leaders.

Upcoming Programs for Nonprofit Executives

Browse our full Programs Calendar for all upcoming Nonprofit Connect programs.

Signature Programs for Executives

Executive Director Institute

This 6-month learning opportunity exclusively for executive directors weaves together theory, experience and context to help leaders evolve, keep up with best practices and learn new ways to deal creatively with the full range of organizational issues.

Click here to apply for the 2023 Executive Director Institute. The application deadline is Friday, December 2, 2022. 

Nonprofit Executive Breakfast

This program brings together the executive leaders of Kansas City's nonprofits for discussion, idea sharing and networking. Nurture partnerships and build supportive relationships with your executive peers over a casual breakfast.


Harmony: The Executive Director & The Board

This program about the all-important ED/Board relationship delves into the roles and responsibilities of board leadership, key elements of a successful board-executive relationship and the execution of that partnership.

Thank you to our 2022 Executive Leadership Program Sponsors