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By Lauren Caldwell
February 12, 2016

Nonprofits: This Competition Is for You

Support Kansas City is now accepting nominations for the annual Excellence in Nonprofit Leadership Awards at the Kauffman Foundation Conference Center April 25, 2016, in Kansas City, Mo. Nominations must be submitted by February 26, 2016.

Part of Support Kansas City’s mission is to promote best practices for nonprofits throughout the Kansas City community. This award helps identify and honor those effective nonprofit organizations who demonstrate strong leadership on both a staff and board level. This award also serves as a way to educate the community about the importance of board service and the strengthened leadership that results from having board and staff that value and exemplify nonprofit best practices.

Previous Award Winners Include:

2010 – Rose Brooks Center and Down Syndrome Guild of Greater Kansas City

2011 – Phoenix Family Housing and Women’s Employment Network

2012 – SAFEHOME and Jackson County CASA

2013 – Alphapointe and Community Assistance Council

2014 – Junior League of Kansas City, Missouri and Sheffield Place

2015 – Community LINC and Girls on the Run of Greater Kansas City

Nomination Process

Fill out a nomination form at Support Kansas City. The final deadline for submitting a nomination is February 26, 2016. All nominees must be in the Kansas City Metro area.

Big or small, if your nonprofit is a shining example of strong leadership and quality nonprofit practices, nominate them for the Excellence in Nonprofit Leadership Awards.

A panel discussion and reception will be held on April 25, 2016 to announce the winners and celebrate their leadership successes. Event sponsorships are available.

Have questions?

Reach out to Debra Box, Support Kansas City Executive Director at:
913-831-4752 x101


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