In 2019 all the Kansas Nonprofit Centre Members and Not Yet Member from across Kansas was and continues to be exposed to some of the best information from across the United States. Kansas Nonprofit Centre has also elevated the exposure to the United States as we became members of the National Council of Nonprofit and partnering with other state associations from across the US.
Institute of Education
“Searching and learning is where the miracle process all begins.” Jim Robin
The fundamental mission of Kansas Nonprofit Centre is to assist our members and Not-Yet-members, by providing the highest quality nonprofit information knowledge, tools, connections and resources to maximize the impact of your mission. Through listing to leaderships from across Kansas about the issues and constraints they are confronted with, Kansas Nonprofit Centre, Inc. has changed this landscape of costly education and resources.
The Kansas Nonprofit Centre introduce addition online course from around the US.
- Securing the Expertise
We provide professional, expert from all regions of the United States. Acquiring diverse expert skills in fundraising, governance, operations, public relation, marketing, finance and compliance help all Kansas nonprofits each and every day by helping them to solve a problem and gain the knowledge to move the organization forward.
- Jean Block
- Don Tebbe
- Maryn Boess
- Jim Judge
- Mike Westby
- Dan Prater
Organization online courses
- Washington Nonprofit Association
- Montana Nonprofit Association
- National Council of Nonprofits
- Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits
- Grant Magic U
Kansas Nonprofit Centre has also partnered with education across the United Stated.
- Ideal Ware
- Washington Nonprofit e-learning
- Grant Magic U
- Montana Association of Nonprofits
- Wise Giving/Better Business Bureau
Kansas Nonprofit Centre Board of Directors and staff is working hard to continue the expert education and resources at an affordable investment.
- Kansas Leadership Summit
Kansas Leadership Summit is an all-day class about one topic. In 2019 we explored the steps to make a Nonprofit Plan that each Board of Directors can get involved and assisting the organization to their full potential and fulfilling the mission.
The topic for 2019:
Dreaming the Dream, Sustaining the Work, Elevating the Impact, Deepening the Partnership
Strategic conversations for nonprofit chief executive and board chair teams
by Don Tebbe.
In today’s world of overloaded schedules and competing demands, it’s difficult for a nonprofit’s principal leaders – the board chair and chief executive – to find the time for conversations that matter and at a depth that matters. Time to strategize together. Time to have the clear, unencumbered “space” to focus on “what’s next.” Time to have deep conversations that shape the future their nonprofit, its mission work, and its impact on the community it serves.
The time to master some new leadership ideas and tools that will empower this dynamic duo to…
- Elevate their organization’s mission impact through a streamlined planning process. Planning that puts outcomes front and center and at the top of the board’s agenda.
- Level up their board’s ability to govern for impact through a better understanding of the organization’s business model and what drives results.
- Improve their nonprofit’s viability and vitality by getting everyone on the same page about the six fundamentals that undergird organizational sustainability. And identify where and how to improve capacity.
- Deepen the board-executive partnership by clarifying the four vital factors that shape their relationship, and how to use that framework to drive results.
- Assure their nonprofit’s “business continuity” by through leadership succession planning.
Participating board chair and chief executive teams will participate in seven structured, strategic conversations aimed at deepening their leadership relationship and empowering them to level up their organization and its impact on the world. Participating teams will:
- Clarify their shared vision for the future of their nonprofit.
- Explore some of the critical systemic and social factors that deeply influence their nonprofit’s work.
- Understand the six fundamentals that underpin organizational sustainability, and how to assess and improve their organization’s sustainability.
- Be introduced to the basics of the Impact Crafting, an integrated approach to planning, management and governance with the focus is on mission impact. Assess whether this approach will work for their nonprofit.
- Recognize the vital importance of the board-executive partnership and the four critical elements that frame the partnership. Explore how to deepen their board-executive partnership.
- Review how to use “succession essentials” to ensure business and leadership continuity.
- Develop a top-level action plan for implementing the agreements and insights from the Summit.
Comments from participants is:
“I have been in large lecture halls and the speaker just talks to us. No interaction with others in the hall or with the speaker. Because you have kept the class smaller we can interact with each other and with the instructor. We are able to truly understand the issues around the topic.” Jill Engal Independence Inc
An organization brought some of the board members to the class. I just heard that one of the board members told the rest of the board “You missed out on some of the best instruction to moving this organization forward.” James Wilson, New Hope Shelter
Institute of Board Leadership
“You can become an even more excellent nonprofit by constantly setting higher and higher standards and then by doing everything possible to live up to those standards.” Unknown
The board makes the difference between a good nonprofit and a great one and can even make or break an organization.
This statement is still so true and the Kansas Nonprofit Centre continues to develop more education classes that helps CEO/ED and board members to be more focus on what they need to do to assist each other and governing the organization to greatness.
Kansas Nonprofit Center – Institute of Board Leadership is committed to ensuring that the leadership of our nonprofit sector reflects the rich diversity of each Kansas community. Through the Board Leadership Blueprint and Board Leadership Enhancement program board members will have skills, resources and diverse perspectives needed to assist the organization in improving performance and increasing the organization’s impact in the community.
The guidance, experience and input provided by an effective board is an integral part of the nonprofit capacity building process and helps to ensure and organization’s long-term sustainability.
Institute of Excellent Standards
Nonprofits can no longer operate with “good” intentions or ethics. The public holds nonprofits to higher ethical standard and donors are looking to measure organizations trustworthiness. Funders are also looking for an impartial 3rd party agency that has scrutinized and evaluated the policies, ethics, best practices and fiscal controls of the nonprofit organization The Kansas Nonprofit Centre Board and staff believe that this is so important that:
All nonprofits provide some community benefit. Accountability also includes ensuring that you are effectively providing this benefit service.
Kansas Nonprofit Centre has partnered with Wise Giving for 3 years and organizations across Kansas are starting to get accredited and demonstrating to the public and donors that they are more that “just good” organization.
KANSAS NONPROFIT CENTRE DID ACQUIRE THE “ACCREDITED CHARITY” STATUS AND THE SEAL IS ON OUR WEBSITE
“Governance should be done more through principles than rules.” Unknown
Kansas Nonprofit Centre, Inc. is a state association and represents all of Kansas. The Kansas Nonprofit Centre Inc. Board of Directors must be represented in the Governing body from the different Districts. It is with purpose that the Kansas Nonprofit Centre Board of Directors will come primarily from the for-profit sector from the different Districts They must work with charitable organizations and should have business interaction in more than their city/community. There will also be representation with Community foundations, United Way, and charitable organizations.
Special Thanks to the 2018-2019
Board of Directors
Stephanie Flaming (CEO)
Kansas Nonprofit Centre, Inc.
Donya Percival (Secretary)
Valley Offset Printing
Sue Ann Spencer (President)
Prairie Magic Design
Scott City Community Foundation
Cindi Unruh (Vice-President)
Independent Living Resource Center
Adam Grilliot (Treasurer)
Swindoll, Janzen Hawk & Lloyd LLC
The 2020 board of Directors members
District 1: Gayle Asmus – Dodge City United Way
District 2: Sue Ann Spencer – President
Cindi Unruh – Independent Living Resource Center
Adam Grilliot – Treasurer
Tom Shaw – Tabor College
Jon Puls – Cisco
District 3: Ryan Roberts – Scott City Community Foundation
District 6: Susan Morse – Insperity
Stephanie Flaming, CEO