The Midwest Center for Nonprofit Leadership serves three to four thousand current and emerging nonprofit leaders and managers annually as it applies the resources and talents of the University and nonprofit organizations to the challenges and issues facing the nonprofit sector so that its members are better prepared to serve their communities.MCNL has undertaken a variety of community leadership and development initiatives in the past two decades, including developing expertise in senior mobility and transportation and the prevention and treatment of childhood obesity and diabetes. MCNL is especially committed to serving small to medium-sized agencies.
MCNL has extensive experience in nonprofit education and research. Our services can be tailored to meet the needs of your organization within your budget and resources. Explore some of the services we offer and how we have served nonprofits.
Custom Leadership and Organization Development Programs
We work with organizations, professional networks and associations to develop and facilitate programs that are tailored specifically to meet their unique needs and interests. From keynote speeches to week-long intensive development programs, we work with nonprofits to create programs that strengthen performance and program impact.
We partnered with the Junior League of Kansas City, Missouri to create an award-winning leadership certificate program for League members. We have developed an extensive set of board development programs and workshops, each tailored to meet the unique needs of the board and organization.
We provide services to strengthen the capacity of nonprofits of all sizes and missions. Our capacity building services include strategic planning, organization assessment and development, board assessment and development, business plan development and more.
We have facilitated hundreds of planning and development projects for organizations ranging in mission from youth development to human services and from the arts to zoos. We take care to tailor our services to the life stage and needs of your organization.
Our experienced team is skilled in designing and conducting high-quality, custom research. Using a variety of research methods, from focus groups to online surveys to quantitative analyses, we support organizations with market analyses, community and organizational needs assessments and program evaluations.
We conducted a network-wide evaluation with Youth Volunteer Corps of America and designed a research report that was rigorous yet accessible to the public.
We bring together nonprofit organizations and leaders to support and facilitate collaboration to analyze and address community-wide issues and enable greater community impact. We blend research, policy analysis, facilitation, planning, education and advocacy to address complex and dynamic community challenges in new and innovative ways.
We partnered with the Weighing-In Collaborative on Childhood Obesity at Children’s Mercy Hospital to create a system map of childhood obesity prevention programs in greater Kansas City.
Get Started with MCNL
MCNL has a variety of services to meet the unique needs and goals of your organization, and we’re excited to help. Contact us to further explore our services and begin building a partnership.
Fundraising Leadership Series
This is a series of five meetings in order to provide development professionals with essential leadership skills to be a strategic leader in their organization. Upon completion, development professionals will have applied experience in their organization’s context using leadership tools and knowledge they acquire. Additionally, they will exhibit the capacity to better lead strategic development operations in nonprofit organizations. Learn more information here: Fundraising Leadership Experiences – UMKC Community Connect.
Nonprofit Navigation Series
The Midwest Center for Nonprofit Leadership periodically presents tools nonprofits can utilize to innovate and excel in today’s environment – building the foundation for a promising future. MCNL’s Navigation Series creates an interactive virtual community to learn and share the ideas nonprofits need to be successful. You can access these free one-hour seminars here: Midwest Center for Nonprofit Leadership - YouTube.
MCNL has a limited number of partial scholarships that can be applied to the registration fee for most of our programs. The purpose of the scholarship is to assist small nonprofit organizations with limited resources to take advantage of educational opportunities and acquire needed training. Apply for a partial scholarship here: Partial Scholarships - Bloch School (umkc.edu).
All programs and information about programs can be found here: MCNL Programs Archive - Bloch School (umkc.edu).
SALARY AND BENEFITS SURVEY:
Our salary and benefits survey reports outline current practices and trends in staffing, compensation and benefits in the greater Kansas City nonprofit sector.
The salary and benefits survey reports are prepared on a biennial basis and are released on alternating years. The Salary Survey Report focuses on salaries, wages and compensation practices and the Benefits Survey Report focuses on employment benefits, such as paid time off and insurance, provided by nonprofit organizations and associations in the Kansas City region. Get your copy here: Salary and Benefits Survey - Bloch School (umkc.edu).