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Meet the Nonprofits with Connext

Wednesday, June 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm • Organized By Nonprofit Connect
Online Event


Do you miss networking, meeting other nonprofit professionals, and learning firsthand about the awesome work happening in Kansas City? This one-of-a-kind virtual event will introduce attendees to FIVE up-and-coming Kansas City nonprofits:

Each nonprofit will share their organization's mission and startup journey, how they faced the challenges of the last year, and how you can support their work. Then attendees will have the opportunity to ask their own questions and have them answered live. 

Come meet these five incredible nonprofits that are creating real change in Kansas City -- you don?t want to miss it!


Cornell EllisBLOC - Brothers Liberating Our Communities
Cornell Ellis
Co-Founder/Executive Director
BLOC (Brothers Liberating Our Communities)

Lauren Obermuellerequity2
Lauren Obermueller
Impact Investment Coordinator

Maxfield KanigerKanbe's Markets
Maxfield Kaniger
Kanbe's Market

Amber Schreiber   The Golden Scoop
Amber Schreiber
President & CEO
The Golden Scoop

Jake Walker   Theatre Community Fund of Kansas City
Jake Walker
Founder/Executive Director
Theatre Community Fund of Kansas City

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Nonprofit Connect may take photographs, screenshots, or video recordings at public and virtual events, so we ask that you read our Privacy Policy for more information. Each registration is for one individual. We kindly ask that you do not circulate your webinar link with others who have not registered.

So that we can serve you better, we want to understand who is in the room. You will be asked two demographics questions as you register for this event. We will never share your individual information, and we will only report on demographics in aggregate. Any questions or comments? Contact us at

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Connext (formerly YNPNkc) provides learning and networking opportunities for the next generation of nonprofit leaders. We welcome people of all ages and professions, although most of our members are in their 20s and 30s and working in the nonprofit sector.
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