• Shadow Day

  • Shadow Day matches college students interested in the sector with local nonprofit professionals for a day of learning and networking. The event allows undergraduate and graduate students to experience a workday in their dream job and develop connections in the nonprofit community.

    In 2016, over 120 students from 20 local colleges and universities participated in Shadow Day. You want to be a part of this event!

    Save the Date

    Shadow Day 2017 will be Friday, October 20 in Kansas City!

    8:30 - 10:00 a.m.                Networking Breakfast & Young Nonprofit Professionals Panel
                                                 at the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation Conference Center

    10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.       Spend a day on the job with your Host at their nonprofit organization.

  • For Students

    Ready to change the world with a nonprofit career? 

    For more information, including a schedule breakdown and attire suggestions, please read the Student Guide.

    Watch what last year's students thought about their Shadow Day experience.

  • "I learned much more about my future career than I could have ever learned in any class or workshop."
     - Shadow Day Student Participant

  • For University Faculty and Staff

    We invite your students to attend, and hope you'll share information about Shadow Day with those interested in learning more about a nonprofit career. 

    Download this flyer to email or handout to students.

  • Select Your Nonprofit Host

    After registering for Shadow Day, students can select their top 5 choices for Nonprofit Host. Please review the list below, and then fill out the form that you received in your confirmation email. You cannot select your Host choices until you have registered.

    Remember to consider both the focus of the nonprofit organization and the title and role of the professional. Some organizations may have you meet with different staff members throughout the day, but the individual listed below will be your main contact.