2019 Nonprofit Leadership Conference
Monday, November 25, 2019
UMKC Bloch Executive Hall & Student Union, Kansas City, MO


The Midwest Center for Nonprofit Leadership at UMKC is hosting the sixth annual Nonprofit Leadership conference in Kansas City on the campus of the University of Missouri – Kansas City (UMKC). The 2019 Nonprofit Leadership Conference is a full-day conference that will be held Monday, November 25, 2019 from 7:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. (7:30 a.m. registration and breakfast, with the Opening Plenary beginning at 8:15 a.m.). The Opening & Lunch Plenaries and Closing Session will be held in the UMKC Student Union, 5100 Cherry Street, Kansas City, Missouri. The rest of the conference will be held, right next door, in the Bloch Executive Hall, 5108 Cherry Street.


Featured Keynote Speakers

Jeanne Bell, director of NPQ's Advancing Practice programBreakfast Keynote Presentation – Getting Bigger and Better: Making Strategic Choices to Enhance Impact and Sustainability
Jeanne M. Bell, Director of Nonprofit Quarterly’s Advancing Practice Program

Jeanne Bell, MNA directs NPQ’s Advancing Practice program to advance critical conversations about nonprofit management and leadership. She is the former CEO of CompassPoint, where she stewarded the strategic evolution of the organization to focus on emerging leaders and emergent leadership practice with an explicit orientation to social change. She is the author of numerous articles on nonprofit leadership, strategy, and sustainability and co-author of several books, including most recently, The Sustainability Mindset (Jossey-Bass, 2015). Jeanne’s board leadership has included officer positions at the Alliance for Nonprofit Management and Intersection for the Arts. She currently serves on the Advisory Board for the Master of Nonprofit Administration program at the University of San Francisco’s School of Management.

Richard Brewster, Nonprofit Leadership a Washington, DCLunch Keynote Presentation – A Nonprofit Leadership Dilemma: To Diversify, or Not to Diversify, Revenue Streams?
Richard Brewster, Sole Proprietor, Nonprofit Leadership

Richard Brewster is the Principal Consultant and sole proprietor of Nonprofit Leadership, a consultancy that provides consulting and training to nonprofits to help them build capacity, scale impact and maintain and enhance their financial health.

Brewster has been Executive Director and is currently on the board of, the National Center on Nonprofit Enterprise, whose mission is to help nonprofits make wise economic decisions. For eight years, he developed and delivered trainings across the US for the Foundation Center in nonprofit sustainability, social enterprise and fundraising.

Before arriving in the US, in 2003, Brewster held leadership positions in the nonprofit sector in the UK. For eight years, he was chief executive of Scope, a national disability charity and one of the UK’s largest nonprofits, with revenues of $160 million, 4000 staff and 270 affiliates. As CEO, he oversaw major changes in governance and the development and then renewal of the leadership and staff structure of the organization. Prior to this, he was Director of Marketing at Scope, responsible for all aspects of fundraising and substantial public relations and advocacy activity.

Conference Schedule
Note: check back periodically for updates to the schedule.


7:30 a.m. – Registration Opens
Registration, Breakfast & Networking, and Opening & Lunch Plenaries and Closing Session will be held in the UMKC Student Union, 5100 Cherry Street, Kansas City, Missouri. The rest of the conference will be held, right next door, in the Bloch Executive Hall, 5108 Cherry Street.


7:30 a.m.-8:15 a.m. – Breakfast & Networking


8:15 a.m.-9:30 a.m. – Opening Plenary
Welcome
David Renz, Ph.D., Director, Midwest Center for Nonprofit Leadership, University of Missouri-Kansas City

Keynote Presentation
Getting Bigger and Better: Making Strategic Choices to Enhance Impact and Sustainability

Jeanne M. Bell, Director, Advancing Practice Program, Nonprofit Quarterly


9:30 a.m. – Break
The morning concurrent session will be held in the UMKC Bloch Executive Hall, 5108 Cherry Street (right next door to the Student Union).


9:45 a.m.-11:15 a.m. – Morning Breakout Sessions

Session A:
Getting Bigger and Better: Making Strategic Choices to Enhance Impact and Sustainability

Jeanne Bell will build on the insights and challenges she has articulated in her conference keynote presentation as she facilitates a discussion about how nonprofit executives and boards can understand, assess and plan for increased organizational sustainability and social impact.
Presenter: Jeanne M. Bell, Director of Nonprofit Quarterly’s Advancing Practice Program

Session B:
Once Upon a Time…

Get your pencils out and get ready to write. Come to this intensive workshop to learn how to tell (and sell) a story that connects people to your organization. Learn how to interview for a great story, how to construct a story and make your mission matter to donors. Use a story matrix to keep all of your stories in order and understand the importance of visuals that reinforce your message.
Presenter: Sarah Shipley, CEO, Shipley Communications LLC.

Session C:
Taking It to the Next Level? Exploring a Nonprofit’s Options

Many successful nonprofits and programs are exhorted to “take it to the next level” – to somehow grow and expand to achieve greater impact. Some refer to this as expansion, some call it growth, some refer to it as “scaling” or “going to scale.” What might this really mean in practice? Creating new branches? Franchising? Something else? In this session we will consider the most common options for taking your program or agency to the next level and discuss questions boards and executives should begin to assess as they weigh their options.
Presenter: David Renz, Director, Midwest Center for Nonprofit Leadership, University of Missouri-Kansas City

Session D:
Founding Mothers and Fathers: Founders of Nonprofits and Leadership Challenges

Founders of nonprofit organizations often possess extraordinary traits and abilities. These individuals are so passionate about addressing a social or community problem that they invest personal time and resources to build a nonprofit organization to address their concerns. As their fledgling organizations take flight and become more established, many founders run into issues with the organizations they have created. They can become too rigid or autocratic and are unable to allow the organization to become an entity of the community and not their own. Founders can inadvertently block the growth and development of their nonprofit by not allowing their boards of directors to fully govern the organization. This session will explore recent research conducted by the presenters on nonprofit founders that compared their leadership characteristics to the overall effectiveness of the organization. The session will also provide suggestions to nonprofit leaders on how to navigate these issues.
Presenters: Charlotte Shelton, EdD, Executive Professor & Senior Scholar, Rockhurst University and Thomas Vansaghi, PhD, Assistant Professor of Nonprofit Leadership, William Jewell College

Session E:
Leading Volunteers for Maximum Benefit

This session will provide insights regarding active engagement of volunteer service in your organization. We will discuss successful strategies for both recruitment and retention of active and dynamic volunteer participants, articulating the benefits to your organization and the communities you serve.
Presenters: Wanda Taylor, MA, Director of Community Development at Saint Luke’s Hospital Crittenton Children’s Center


The Lunch Plenary will be held in the UMKC Student Union, 5100 Cherry Street (right next door to the Bloch Executive Hall).


11:15 a.m.-1:00 p.m. – Lunch Plenary
Welcome
Scott Helm, Ph.D., Associate Director, Midwest Center for Nonprofit Leadership, University of Missouri-Kansas City

Keynote Presentation
A Nonprofit Leadership Dilemma: To Diversify, or Not to Diversify, Revenue Streams?

Richard Brewster, Principal Consultant, Nonprofit Leadership


The afternoon concurrent session will be held in the UMKC Bloch Executive Hall, 5108 Cherry Street (right next door to the Student Union).


1:15 p.m.-2:45 p.m. – Afternoon Breakout Sessions

Session F:
Addressing the Dilemma: Making Decisions About Diversification

Addressing the Dilemma: Making Decisions About Diversification
In his luncheon keynote speech, Richard Brewster highlighted the nonprofit leadership’s dilemma with the question, “Should we (or should we not) diversify our revenue streams?” As he noted, Warren Buffett said ‘diversification is protection against ignorance. It makes little sense if you know what you are doing.’ But most advice to nonprofit leaders is still to ignore this advice. This working session will build on the theme of his luncheon keynote, and Richard Brewster will examine and discuss in further depth how boards and executives can think about this question, make sound decisions and, if they decide to tap new sources of support, execute their decision successfully.
Presenter: Richard Brewster, Principal Consultant, Nonprofit Leadership

Session G:
Making the Ask: Preparing for Success

Making a compelling ask and closing a solicitation can be challenging for the fundraising professional. In this session attendees will learn how to plan for a successful solicitation, how to outline and make the ask, and how to overcome objections. In addition, attendees will see examples of both a poor and a strong solicitation and discuss how each does or does not follow the five phases of a successful solicitation and best practices of major gift fundraising.
Presenter: Jane Lampo, EdD, CFRE – Vice President of Institutional Advancement at the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCU)

Session H:
Boards, Governance, and Organizational Growth: Achieving and Sustaining Alignment

Most recognize and appreciate that effective governing boards are essential to the development and performance of a growing organization, but it is relatively unusual for nonprofits and their boards to explicitly consider the implications of organizational growth for the work and demands on the board as they weigh their options for development. What should or is likely to change? What should not change? And what are the implications for the actual work of boards and their members when their organizations grow? This interactive session will explore the implications of organizational growth and expansion for board design, development, performance and accountability.
Presenter: David Renz, Director, Midwest Center for Nonprofit Leadership, University of Missouri-Kansas City

Session I:
Practical Strategies for Measuring Nonprofit Impact

The goal of this workshop is for participants to become familiar with practical (read simple and inexpensive) methods of measuring the impact of the services and supports any nonprofit provides to their clients and community. Participants will also discuss and learn about the utility of various methods and indicators for measuring nonprofit impact and be able to communicate their relative strengths and weaknesses.
Presenters: William Moore, President & CEO, Support KC and Blake Petersen, Collective Impact Manager, Support KC


2:45 p.m.-3:00 p.m. – Break
Note: The afternoon break and closing session will be held in the UMKC Student Union, 5100 Cherry Street (right next door to the Bloch Executive Hall).


3:00 p.m.-4:15 p.m. – Closing Session: Taking it to the next level.


Biographies of the Conference Presenters
Note: bios will be added as we receive them from the presenters.


Jeanne Bell, MNA – Director, Nonprofit Quarterly’s Advancing Practice program
Jeanne directs NPQ’s Advancing Practice program to advance critical conversations about nonprofit management and leadership. She is the former CEO of CompassPoint, where she stewarded the strategic evolution of the organization to focus on emerging leaders and emergent leadership practice with an explicit orientation to social change. She is the author of numerous articles on nonprofit leadership, strategy, and sustainability and co-author of several books, including most recently, The Sustainability Mindset (Jossey-Bass, 2015). Jeanne’s board leadership has included officer positions at the Alliance for Nonprofit Management and Intersection for the Arts. She currently serves on the Advisory Board for the Master of Nonprofit Administration program at the University of San Francisco’s School of Management.


Richard Brewster, Principal Consultant – Nonprofit Leadership
Richard Brewster is the Principal Consultant and sole proprietor of Nonprofit Leadership, a consultancy that provides consulting and training to nonprofits to help them build capacity, scale impact and maintain and enhance their financial health.

Brewster has worked with a wide range of nonprofits and associations since embarking on consulting and training work in the US, in 2003.

Current and recent examples of consulting include: strategic planning for the Washington Area Community Investment Fund (Wacif,) an economic development nonprofit serving entrepreneurs of color in Washington DC, and Story District, an arts nonprofit in DC; strategic planning and board development for Laurel Advocacy and Referral Service, a safety net organization in Maryland, and the American Political Science Association; a program ‘re-engineering’ for the US anti-poverty program of ChildFund, the multinational NGO; and income strategy for NW Works, a Virginia nonprofit serving people with disabilities. Brewster also managed and delivered consulting services to four to six nonprofits each year in Arlington County as part of a County nonprofit capacity building program, from 2008 until 2015.

Brewster has been Executive Director and is currently on the board of, the National Center on Nonprofit Enterprise, whose mission is to help nonprofits make wise economic decisions. For eight years, he developed and delivered trainings across the US for the Foundation Center in nonprofit sustainability, social enterprise and fundraising.

Before arriving in the US, in 2003, Brewster held leadership positions in the nonprofit sector in the UK. For eight years, he was chief executive of Scope, a national disability charity and one of the UK’s largest nonprofits, with revenues of $160 million, 4000 staff and 270 affiliates. As CEO, he oversaw major changes in governance and the development and then renewal of the leadership and staff structure of the organization. Prior to this, he was Director of Marketing at Scope, responsible for all aspects of fundraising and substantial public relations and advocacy activity.

Brewster started his nonprofit career in a senior position with Oxfam, following ten years working in commercial management for a multinational chemical company. He has also served on the boards of three large nonprofits in the Washington, DC region.

Brewster obtained a BA (Hons) in Classics at Oxford University and Part I of an MBA at the Open University, both in the UK.


Scott Helm, Ph.D. – Associate Director, Midwest Center for Nonprofit Leadership, University of Missouri-Kansas City
Scott is the associate director of MCNL, an associate teaching professor in the Department of Public Affairs in the Henry W. Bloch School of Management, and the director of the Bloch School of Management’s Executive M.P.A. program. He has a B.A. in economics from Washington College, a M.P.A. with a concentration in nonprofit management from UMKC, and an Interdisciplinary Ph.D. in public administration and economics from UMKC.

Using his background in economics and nonprofit management, Helm has spent the last several years working with nonprofit organizations, assisting them with program evaluation, market research, commercialization, business planning, strategic planning, and board training. Helm has managed a variety of applied research projects and directed quantitative analysis projects, including designing and implementing program evaluations for a diverse set of organizations.

Helm’s primary research focus is social entrepreneurship. His work in this area has led to publication and several presentations at international and national academic conferences. Along with UMKC doctoral graduate Fredrik O. Andersson, Helm won the Nonprofit Management and Leadership 2011 Editors’ Prize for Volume 20 for their article, “Beyond Taxonomy: An Empirical Validation of Social Entrepreneurship in the Nonprofit Sector.”


Jane Lampo, EdD, CFRE – Vice President of Institutional Advancement at the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCU)
Jane is Vice President of Institutional Advancement at the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCU) where she oversees all fundraising and alumni activities. Since assuming this role in 2014, Jane has led a significant increase in fund development for KCU, raising funds for the 100 year anniversary campaign, new programs and campus expansion for the university,

Prior to coming to KCU, Jane spent a total of 18 years directing the planned giving and major gift programs for Children’s Mercy Hospital. There she built the planned gift program to one of the largest among children’s hospitals. She also served two years as Vice President of Advancement at Rockhurst University.

A Certified Fund Raising Executive, Jane is an adjunct professor in the UMKC’s Nonprofit Leadership Program teaching classes on major gift and planned gift solicitation. She earned a B.A. in French and Education from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, an M.A. from the Johns Hopkins School for Advanced International Studies, and an Ed.D in Higher Education Administration, with a focus on philanthropy, from the University of Kansas.


William Moore, Ph.D. – President & CEO, Support Kansas City
Dr. William Moore is the President & CEO of Support Kansas City, Inc. a Kansas City-based nonprofit providing strategy and operations support to more than 170 nonprofits annually. Bill also serves as the Principal of The Strategy Group, a national consulting firm providing strategic guidance and capacity building support to foundations and community-based organizations to be more effective in the communities they serve. Bill’s community service includes Commissioner for the City of Olathe Human Relations Commission focusing on diversity and inclusion in the community and city government. He is a former faculty member at the University of Kansas Medical Center and Auburn University. Bill holds a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from the University of Kansas.


Blake Petersen – Collective Impact Manager, Support Kansas City
Blake Petersen serves as the Collective Impact Manager at Support Kansas City. In her role she supports the Cultural Competency Collective of Greater Kansas City, a philanthropic investment by five foundations in growing diversity and inclusion in the health and human services sectors. Blake also supports the Greater Kansas City Board Diversity and Inclusion Initiative, a SupportKC-led effort to increase nonprofit board diversity and inclusion. Blake is a graduate of William Jewell College where she received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychological Sciences. She is currently working on her Certification as a Nonprofit Professional through the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance.


David Renz, Ph.D. – Director, Midwest Center for Nonprofit Leadership, University of Missouri-Kansas City
David Renz is Professor Emeritus of Nonprofit Leadership and the Director of the Midwest Center for Nonprofit Leadership, an education, research and outreach center of the Department of Public Affairs in the Henry W. Bloch School of Management at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. During his career, Renz also has served as a senior government executive, including five years as Executive Director of the Metropolitan Council of the Twin Cities and six years as assistant commissioner for the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry. Renz received his Ph.D. in organization theory and administration and a Master of Arts in industrial relations, both from the University of Minnesota.

Renz’s research focuses on the leadership and management of nonprofit and public service organizations, with emphasis on governance and management in networks and socially-entrepreneurial organizations, the leadership of organizational innovation and transformational change and organizational effectiveness, and social entrepreneurship. He also conducts research on the development and institutionalization of university-based nonprofit academic centers.

Renz is a nationally-recognized leader and award-winning educator. Recently, he was recognized with a Special Lifetime Achievement Award from the Kansas City nonprofit association, Nonprofit Connect; and in 2017 he was recognized with the “Distinguished Achievement in Leadership and Nonprofit and Voluntary Action Research Award” from the international scholarly association, the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA). He also has provided leadership for several national nonprofit capacity-building initiatives, including the founding of the Nonprofit Academic Centers Council and the Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers.

Renz has written and co-authored more than 150 articles, reports and chapters for scholarly and practice-oriented publications, and he has led the design of several path-breaking national conferences on nonprofit governance and effectiveness. His publications have appeared in Nonprofit Management and Leadership, Public Administration Review, The Nonprofit Quarterly, Strategic Governance, Public Productivity and Management Review, The American Review of Public Administration and Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, and he is the editor of the fourth edition of the Jossey-Bass Handbook of Nonprofit Leadership and Management.


Charlotte Shelton, Ph.D. – Professor at the Helzberg School of Management at Rockhurst University
Charlotte teaches leadership and organizational behavior in the Helzberg School of Management at Rockhurst University. She has received the School’s Graduate Teaching Award as well as their Outstanding Scholarship Award. She was also awarded the Teaching Excellence Award in the Beijing International MBA Program, Beijing, China where she served as a Visiting Professor. Prior to returning to academia, Charlotte served as President and CEO at Unity World Headquarters for 10 years. Dr. Shelton’s research interests include psychological resilience, nonprofit leadership, organizational culture, and generational workplace issues. She received the Organization Development Journal Best Article Award and a Research Award from The International Academy of Business & Public Relations Disciplines. Her books include Quantum Leaps: Seven Skills for Workplace Re-Creation, available in English, Mandarin Chinese and Portuguese; The NeXt revolution: What Gen X Women Want at Work and How Their Boomer Bosses Can Help Them Get It, co-authored with her Gen X daughter Laura Shelton Garfield; and Good Business: Putting Spiritual Principles into Practice at Work, co-edited with Martha Lynn.


Sarah Shipley – CEO, Shipley Communications LLC.
Sarah is an award-winning consultant with a love for all things civic. In 2008, she left K Street for KC and has not looked back.

With over 20 years of experience in marketing, communications and public relations, she finds product-market fit for a number of high-profile clients and leads marketing strategy and public outreach efforts on many education and infrastructure projects. She has a flair for community engagement, and her creative vision has helped create consensus and understanding on the most controversial projects.

She started her career in DC working for the League of American Bicyclists and Rails to Trails Conservancy. She has worked internationally as the Marketing Director for the USO in Stuttgart Germany, serving the needs of our armed forces.

In 2010, she founded Shipley Communications, a full-service consultancy that focuses on fundraising, creating social capital and income streams for nonprofits and startups. She co-founded BikeWalkKC, and Kansas City B-cycle, the country’s first, private, bike sharing system, owned and operated by a nonprofit. She was on the founding team of Neighbor.ly, and won the Points of Light Civic Accelerator Prize. She has won numerous awards for marketing, fundraising and communications, namely the Tour de Bier KC, and Women’s Bike Summit.

Her latest venture, Off-Kilta Matilda™ is a community, product and platform fueled by fun and accessible characters to help parents, teachers and partners encourage girls (and boys) to have fun, learn STEM and invest in the next workforce with measurable STEM focused activities.

Her products teach STEMesteem™ (STEM +Self-Esteem) resilience and leadership. We created a set of books, teaching worksheets, and a plush used by teaches (and loved by kids) that is targeted to second and third grade. In addition, she started the Prime Number Club™ an area on our website where teachers and parents can log in and download worksheets, pintables, coloring sheets – all used to teach STEM activities.

Sarah embraces entrepreneurism. She completed the Kauffman FastTrac™ Growth Venture Program sponsored by MoDot and the MoDot Advanced Contractor Training. A lifelong learner, she has earned degrees from Bradley University (BS), the University of Oklahoma (MA), and a MBA from Washington University in St. Louis. In 2017, she was named a 2017 Top Connector in KC by the Kauffman Foundation and is Chairwoman of the Kansas City Startup Foundation. She recently received the Kansas City Ambassador Award from Washington University in St. Louis.

She creates value for her partners by designing campaigns and projects that focus on the success of the client and end user. From hosting charrettes to creating crisis communications strategies, her high functioning, nimble teams create impact for corporations and communities.


Wanda Taylor, MA – Director of Community Development at Saint Luke’s Hospital Crittenton Children’s Center
Ms. Taylor has enjoyed a long career in healthcare marketing, public relations and sales. In her current role, she is responsible for developing and maintaining business-to-business relationships and strategic oversight of Crittenton’s volunteer department. She is passionate about mental healthcare and especially assuring that underserved communities have access to quality care.

Ms. Taylor is also a community volunteer and organizer working to improve life in Kansas City’s urban core. She is active on a local level—currently on the 49/63 Neighborhood Coalition board of directors, a member of the Urban Neighborhood Initiative, Rockhurst University Neighborhood Council and newly appointed to the Advisory Council for the 5th District.

Ms. Taylor holds a master’s degree in Human Resource Development from Webster University in Kansas City, MO. She graduated from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ with a bachelor’s degree in Family and Consumer Science. And, as a life-long learner, Wanda is committed to promoting healthy minds and bodies as well as diversity work in both her professional and personal life.


Tom Vansaghi, Ph.D. – Assistant Professor of Nonprofit Leadership, William Jewell College and Senior Fellow & Adjunct Instructor, UMKC Midwest Center for Nonprofit Leadership
For a quarter of a century, Dr. Thomas Vansaghi has served in variety of senior-level positions in public service, higher education and the nonprofit sector. He began his career as a volunteer on a gubernatorial campaign that led to a series of leadership roles in Jefferson City, Missouri where he worked in state government with the Office of the Governor and Missouri General Assembly. He was recruited to lead the government relations, fundraising, strategic planning, marketing, public and community relations for a regional state university and later an urban/suburban community college district. Later, he was appointed as the executive director of an international association of primary care physicians dedicated to promoting the triple healthcare aim of enhancing the patient experience, improving the health of the population and reducing costs. In 2015, Dr. Vansaghi became an assistant professor of nonprofit leadership at William Jewell College in Liberty, Missouri. At Jewell, he engages undergraduate students in critical thinking to prepare them to pursue meaningful lives leading nonprofit organizations. He also serves as the director of strategic planning for the college.

 

Registration Information

The registration fee for the conference is $150 per participant. Bring multiple people from your organization and save $25 off each registration! Note: Use the following promo code if you are registering more than one person from your organization (Use this code for each of the people you are registering):  NP25.

Note: If you are a student please contact us at mcnl@umkc.edu / (816) 235-5720 for special student conference registration rate details.

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Scholarship Opportunities:
We have a limited number of partial scholarships that can be applied to the registration fee for most of our programs. Apply for a scholarship using our online form.

Full refunds will be given when cancellations are made at least five working days before the start of the conference. A $50 cancellation fee will be deducted from refunds when notification occurs fewer than five working days before the conference begins. No refunds will be made after the conference has begun.

Parking Instructions
Park on the 5th or 6th level of the UMKC Cherry Street Parking Garage (located at East 50th Street between Oak Street and Cherry Street). We have arranged for campus police not to ticket this area during the event so there is no need to pay the meters at this location. Note: the parking garage is one and half blocks north of the Bloch Executive Hall.
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Nearby Hotels
If you need a hotel during your visit we suggest you look at the lodging options at the Country Club Plaza, which is a popular Kansas City entertainment district with a lot of shopping and dining options (just click on the Stay tab for a listing the hotel options (most hotels are about one mile from UMKC’s campus). We do not have formal agreements with these hotels but many of the hotels will offer discounted rates when you mention you are coming to UMKC on business. Note: If you need ground transportation during your visit most of the hotels can help arrange shuttle or taxi service.
Sponsorship Opportunities
Please contact us at mcnl@umkc.edu if you are interested in learning more about sponsorship opportunities for this conference. Note: we are not doing exhibits at this year’s conference.

 

Questions about the conference: Please call 816-235-5720 or culverm@umkc.edu.

Conference Sponsors
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We would like to express our appreciation to the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation for its support of the Midwest Center’s nonprofit capacity building programs, including parts of this conference.


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