Nonprofit Connect offers a wide variety of programming designed for nonprofit professionals, board members, volunteers and community leaders who work with the sector. We provide close to 100 programs annually, giving you the opportunity to develop skills, stay up-to-date on industry trends and create a well-rounded professional network.
Upcoming Programs for Professional Development
Browse our full Programs Calendar for all upcoming Nonprofit Connect programs.
501(c) Success National Speaker Series
Nonprofit Connect's national speaker series brings prominent thought leaders to Kansas City to discuss the latest sector research and trends. Over the course of the year, four nationally recognized experts address cutting-edge issues, explore best practices and provide critical insights for increased positive social impact. 501(c) Success is an exceptional opportunity for the Kansas City community to meet and engage with outstanding nonprofit leaders right here in our own backyard.
Anne Wallestad, President & CEO of BoardSource
Giving USA with Patrick Rooney, Ph.D.
Erik J. Daubert, MBA, ACFRE, Chair, Giving Initiative/Fundraising Effectiveness Project/AFP Research Council
Volunteer Management Institute
VMI is our signature intensive volunteer management certification program providing training in the core concepts of volunteer management from local advanced professionals.
Fund Development Institute
A new workshop series just for fundraisers, in which participants will create effective, mission-focused development strategies.
Applications for 2018 Fund Development Institutes are now open.
March 2018: Learn more and apply here.
August 2018: Learn more and apply here.
Programs designed to increase fundraising knowledge, enhance skills and provide growth and renewal opportunities for development professionals.
Monthly sessions for all nonprofit professionals focused on marketing and communications, social media and new technology.
Programming focused on the planning, research, cultivation and writing of grants.
"We are very pleased that we joined Nonprofit Connect. It's so nice to have access to high-quality, low cost professional development for my staff!"
Executive Director, City Year Kansas City
Questions about programs?
Contact Noreen Bridgham.