Useful Links

Selected organizational websites that have useful nonprofit resources.

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

Board Bank
The Board Bank is a secure, searchable web-based resource that strategically matches Kansas City nonprofits that seek talented new board members with community leaders eager to serve their community. The Board Bank is a tool used to enhance existing nonprofit boards and fill specific board positions.

Dedicated to increasing the effectiveness of nonprofit organizations by strengthening their boards of directors.

Council on Foundations
Membership organization that serves 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 (GPA)
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.

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.

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.


The Management Assistance Program (MAP) 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.

National Center for Charitable Statistics
National repository of data on the nonprofit sector in the United States.

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.

Planning A New Nonprofit
Many people express an interest in starting a nonprofit to address a specific need in the community. The process of starting a nonprofit can be confusing and present intimidating challenges. This section has some links with some useful resources.

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.

Henry W. Bloch School of Management
5110 Cherry Street
Kansas City, MO 64110

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