Board Development

Board Bank

This is a searchable web-based resource that strategically matches Kansas City nonprofits that seek talented new board members with community leaders who are eager to serve their community. Learn more about our Board Bank.


BoardSource is dedicated to increasing the effectiveness of nonprofit organizations by strengthening their boards of directors.

Read and download some of our nonprofit board and governance resources on Box.

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Design Thinking for Nonprofits

Learn about the human-centered design process and how nonprofits can use it for marketing and communications, program development and board design.

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Fundraising Resources

American Fundraising Professionals: For 50 years, AFP has been the standard-bearer for professionalism in fundraising. Learn more about AFP, its activities and people, and how you can be involved. Mid-America Chapter.

Council on Foundations: Membership organization serving the public good by promoting and enhancing responsible and effective philanthropy.

The Foundation Center: Supports and improves institutional philanthropy by promoting public understanding of the field and helping grantseekers succeed.

Grant Professionals Association: Professional membership organization of grant professionals. GPA serves as a leading authority and resource for the practice of grantsmanship in all sectors of the field; advances the field by promoting professional growth and development; enhances the public image and recognition of the profession within the greater philanthropic, public, and private funding communities; and promotes positive relationships between grant professionals and their stakeholders. You can also find additional information on Heart of American GPA Chapter.

Greater Kansas City Community Foundation and DonorEdge: The mission of the foundation is to improve the quality of life in Greater Kansas City by increasing charitable giving, connecting donors to community needs they care about, and providing leadership on critical community issues.

GuideStar: Online national database of nonprofit organizations.

The Independent Sector: National forum that brings together foundations, corporate giving programs and nonprofit organizations to strengthen the nonprofit sector.

The James Irvine Foundation: Insightful resource for those looking to achieve greater organizational impact, promote accountability, and gauge effectiveness through program evaluation.

Nonprofit Management Resources

The Alliance for Nonprofit Management: Professional association of individuals and organizations devoted to improving the management and governance capacity of nonprofits.

The Management Assistance Program for Nonprofits: Contains a useful online library covering a variety of topics that nonprofit managers face as well as general information about MAP’s programs and services.

Nonprofit Connect: Nonprofit Connect is a regional association for nonprofit organizations, their employees and board members. They provide education, resources and networking so that Kansas City organizations can more effectively achieve their missions. The Nonprofit Connect website offers a nonprofit job board, calendar of educational programs, and other resources for nonprofits.

Nonprofit Genie: Source of answers to FAQs about nonprofit management. Topics include strategic planning, financial management, board development and fund raising.

Nonprofit Risk Management Center: Nonprofit resource center dedicated to helping nonprofit organizations cope with uncertainty – provides assistance and resources on a wide range of risk management, liability and insurance issues.

Support Kansas City: The mission of Support Kansas City is to provide nonprofit organizations with business and development expertise, empowering them to focus on their missions. Their vision is a high performing, sustainable nonprofit community. Their website provides resources for nonprofits to maximize their capacity for growth and development, stay up-to-date on important issues for nonprofits, and promote their upcoming events. 

Social Entrepreneurship Resources

KCSourceLink: Connects 240+ business-building organizations across the 18-county bistate metro. Through KCSourceLink, thousands of entrepreneurs and business owners are able to gain access to the right resource at the right time to start, grow and accelerate their businesses.

Volunteer Management

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