UMKC Innovation Center partners with the university and the community to spark and sustain entrepreneurial efforts within our region and across the country.

KCSourceLink connects KC entrepreneurs to the right resource at the right time.

MOSourceLink connects Missouri entrepreneurs to the right resource at the right time.

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.
UMKC Innovation Center
UMKC Innovation Center

Midwest Center for Nonprofit Leadership

Midwest Center for Nonprofit Leadership (MCNL) enhances the performance and effectiveness of the nonprofit sector through education, research, problem solving and service


The mission of the Midwest Center for Nonprofit Leadership (MCNL) serves the needs of nonprofit organizations in the six state region of Iowa, Nebraska, Missouri, Kansas, Arkansas and Oklahoma. They seek 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 each other, 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.


Management Issues

  • Leadership/Professional Development

Nonprofit Development

  • Accounting
  • Board Development
  • Funds Development
  • Human Resources
  • Organizational Audits
  • Strategic Planning
  • Technical Services


  • Budget, Cash Flow and Financial Statements Training
Primary ContactCindy Laufer
Address4747 Troost Ave Ste 207
Kansas City, MO 64110
Phone(816) 235-6306
Fax(816) 235-5727