“A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.” ~ Joseph Campbell
Kansas Nonprofit Centre, Inc. ascribes to the following values and beliefs:
We value the sector.
- The nonprofit sector throughout Kansas has a proud history of service, innovation, and social change, and the accomplishments of the sector deserve acknowledgement, affirmation, and celebration.
We value continued nonprofit education
- Continuing education is a key component to ensuring the success of the nonprofit organization.
- Provide professional training/development for nonprofit executives, board development, staff improvement and community stakeholders.
We value accountability and transparency.
- The nonprofit sector statewide must maintain high ethical standards which ensure accountability to the community: donors, volunteers, government, and the public.
- Nonprofit organizations throughout Kansas should serve as responsible and transparent stewards of charitable dollars through adherence to ethical fundraising practices and taxation provisions, prudent expenditures, accurate and timely reporting, and valid measurement and accurate reporting of program outcomes.
We value partnerships.
- Partnerships, connections, and collaborations between the nonprofit sector, the corporate sector, and the public sector are essential to a healthy community and a vibrant state.
We value innovation and the ability to make a difference.
- The nonprofit sector has led social change, created new ways to improve the quality of life and advanced civil rights. People create new nonprofits and enter the sector to address community, social, cultural and environmental problems with new solutions.
- To meet the challenges of change in the economy, technology and government policy, the nonprofit community must continue to innovate and invent new ways of strengthening communities and enriching individual lives.
We value equity.
- All parts of the nonprofit sector are equally valued, regardless of size, program focus, or geographic location.
- The diverse needs of individuals and the unique aspect of each community in Kansas.
- Nonprofit services, programs, and facilities should be financially affordable, physically and geographically accessible, and readily available to all those who could benefit from such access.