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Whiteboard2Boardroom connects entrepreneurs and businesses to technologies available for licensing.

Digital Sandbox KC provides early-stage proof-of-concept support for digital products.

Missouri Small Business & Technology Development Center provides technical assistance to startup and existing businesses.

ScaleUP! Kansas City helps businesses with revenues around $200K scale toward their first $1 million.

Missouri Procurement Technical Assistance Centers helps local businesses obtain government contracts.

KCInvestED helps investors learn more about investing in KC startups.

SourceLink® helps communities nationwide build vibrant and vital entrepreneurial ecosystems.
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A Better Normal: Using Lessons We Learned to Advance a More Equitable Sector and Community

Thursday, September 16 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm • Organized By Nonprofit Connect
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As more people get vaccinated, we can look forward to things getting back to normal. But "normal" reinforced many ineffective and inequitable things, from the way we do fundraising, to the way we relate to one another, to the way we gate-keep the people most affected by systemic injustice.

We need to consciously create a better normal. What lessons did we learn? What philosophies and practices must we leave behind? How do we do fundraising, power-sharing, decision-making, philanthropy, boards, and advocacy differently? How do we advance equity, diversity, access, and inclusion with more integrity? Let's cut through the BS we endured during the Before Times and unlock our sector's full power. 

This is a program of the National Speaker Series.

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