Upcoming Professional Development Programs

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Professional Development

Nonprofit Connect offers a wide variety of programming designed for nonprofit professionals, board members, volunteers and community leaders who work with the sector. We provide more than 200 programs annually, giving you the opportunity to develop skills, stay up-to-date on industry trends and create a well-rounded professional network.
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501(c) Success National Speaker Series

Nonprofit Connect's national speaker series brings prominent thought leaders to Kansas City to discuss the latest sector research and trends. Over the course of the year, four nationally recognized experts address cutting-edge issues, explore best practices and provide critical insights for increased positive social impact. 501(c) Success is an exceptional opportunity for the Kansas City community to meet and engage with outstanding nonprofit leaders right here in our own backyard.

Volunteer Management Institute

VMI is our signature intensive volunteer management certification program providing training in the core concepts of volunteer management from local advanced professionals. Sessions are appropriate for the seasoned veteran wanting to brush up on the basics or the novice just learning the ropes.  Topics include: Program Design, Volunteer Recruitment, Volunteer Training, Volunteer Supervision, Risk Management and Volunteer Recognition.

Fundraising Dialogue

Programs designed to increase fundraising knowledge, enhance skills and provide growth and renewal opportunities for development professionals.

Marketing Matters

Monthly sessions for all nonprofit professionals focused on marketing and communications, social media and new technology.

Grant Writing

Programming focused on the planning, research, cultivation and writing of grants.

Event Planning Essentials

This training is designed to help nonprofit organizations make the most out of their fundraising events by learning to build an event that will run smoothly, garner better attendance and generate more revenue.