• 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.
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    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.

    February 23         Kim Meredith, Stanford Social Innovation Review
    June 16                 Giving USA with Patrick Rooney, Ph.D.
    September 7       Amir Pasic, Ph.D., Lilly Family School of Philanthropy

    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. 

    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.

  • Upcoming Professional Development Programs

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