Custom Leadership and Organization Development Programs

We work with organizations, professional networks and associations to develop and facilitate programs that are tailored specifically to meet their unique needs and interests. From keynote speeches to week-long intensive development programs, we work with nonprofits to create programs that strengthen performance and program impact.

We partnered with the Junior League of Kansas City, Missouri to create an award-winning leadership certificate program for League members. We have developed an extensive set of board development programs and workshops, each tailored to meet the unique needs of the board and organization.

Capacity Building

We provide services to strengthen the capacity of nonprofits of all sizes and missions. Our capacity building services include strategic planning, organization assessment and development, board assessment and development, business plan development and more.

We have facilitated hundreds of planning and development projects for organizations ranging in mission from youth development to human services and from the arts to zoos. We take care to tailor our services to the life stage and needs of your organization.

Research Services

Our experienced team is skilled in designing and conducting high-quality, custom research. Using a variety of research methods, from focus groups to online surveys to quantitative analyses, we support organizations with market analyses, community and organizational needs assessments and program evaluations.

We conducted a network-wide evaluation with Youth Volunteer Corps of America and designed a research report that was rigorous yet accessible to the public.

Community Initiatives

We bring together nonprofit organizations and leaders to support and facilitate collaboration to analyze and address community-wide issues and enable greater community impact. We blend research, policy analysis, facilitation, planning, education and advocacy to address complex and dynamic community challenges in new and innovative ways.

We partnered with the Weighing-In Collaborative on Childhood Obesity at Children’s Mercy Hospital to create a system map of childhood obesity prevention programs in greater Kansas City.

Board Bank

The Board Bank is a directory of diversely skilled and experienced candidates for service on nonprofit boards.

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MCNL has a variety of services to meet the unique needs and goals of your organization, and we’re excited to help. Contact us to further explore our services and begin building a partnership.

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The team at MCNL has a very strong understanding of how nonprofit groups work. Their process does not seem to be a ‘cookie-cutter’ approach. With their vast background in working with many types of nonprofits, they are able to go in and provide recommendations that fit the specific needs of the organization.