Midwest Center for Nonprofit Leadership

The Midwest Center for Nonprofit Leadership is dedicated to enhancing performance and effectiveness in the nonprofit community through education, research and service.


The mission of the Midwest Center for Nonprofit Leadership serves the needs of nonprofit organizations in the six state region of Iowa, Nebraska, Missouri, Kansas, Arkansas and Oklahoma. It seeks to enhance the performance and effectiveness in the nonprofit sector through high quality community-oriented education, applied research, problem solving and service.

MCNL provides training in the following areas:

  • Planning a New Nonprofit: Essential Planning Steps and Legal Requirements
  • Governance/Board Development
  • Fundraising/Development
  • Financial Leadership of Nonprofit Organizations
  • Effective Nonprofit Management

MCNL creates opportunities for the nonprofit community to come together as colleagues to learn, network and support one another, and to encourage personal, professional and organizational renewal and effectiveness.

Their newest programs match local nonprofits to potential board members. Contact MCNL for more information about locating board members or a board that could benefit from your expertise.

Services Provided

Management Issues

  • Leadership/Professional Development (Specialty)


  • Budget, Cash Flow and Financial Statements Training

Nonprofit Development

  • Board Development (Specialty)
  • Funds Development
  • Organizational Audits (Specialty)
  • Strategic Planning (Specialty)
  • Accounting
  • Human Resources
  • Technical Services (Specialty)
Contact Information
Cindy Laufer
5108 Cherry Street
Suite 417
Kansas City, MO 64110