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  • Professional Development

    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.

    2018 Dates

    April 26
    Anne Wallestad, President & CEO of BoardSource

    June 15
    Giving USA with Patrick Rooney, Ph.D.

    September 11
    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.

    Fundraising Fundamentals

    Programs designed to increase fundraising knowledge, enhance skills and provide growth and renewal opportunities for development professionals.

    Marketing Matters

    Monthly sessions for all nonprofit professionals focused on marketing and communications, social media and new technology.

    Grant Writing

    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!"

    Audra Clark
    Executive Director, City Year Kansas City

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    Questions about programs?
    Contact Noreen Bridgham.