The Midwest Center for Nonprofit Leadership at UMKC and Nonprofit Missouri are hosting their third collaboration of the Nonprofit Leadership conference in Kansas City on the campus of at the University of Missouri - Kansas City (UMKC). The Basics and Beyond: 2016 Nonprofit Leadership Conference is a full-day conference that will be held on Monday, November 21, 2016 from 7:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. (7:30 a.m. registration and breakfast, with the Opening Plenary beginning at 8:15 a.m.). The Opening Plenary will be held in the UMKC Student Union, 5100 Cherry Street, Kansas City, Missouri. The rest of the conference will be held, right next door, in the Bloch Executive Hall, 5108 Cherry Street.
The registration fee for the conference is $150 per participant. This conference sold out last year so register soon to assure your spot. Note: there is a special rate of $125 for Nonprofit Missouri members and $75 for students.
Featured keynote speaker
Jan Masaoka, CEO of the California Association of Nonprofits (CalNonprofits) & Founder of the Blue Avocado
Jan is a leading writer and thinker on nonprofit organizations with particular emphasis on boards of directors, business planning, and the role of nonprofits in society. Her books include Best of the Board Café (Fieldstone), Nonprofit Sustainability: Making Strategic Decisions for Financial Viability, co-author (Jossey Bass) and The Nonprofit's Guide to HR (Nolo Press). Jan founded and through 2015 wrote the Blue Avocado magazine with 64,000 subscribers.
Prior to CalNonprofits and Blue Avocado, she served 14 years as executive director ofCompassPoint Nonprofit Services in which position she was named Nonprofit Executive of the Year by Nonprofit Times. She is an eight-time designee as one of the "Fifty Most Influential" people in the nonprofit sector nationwide and was named California Community Leader of the Year by Leadership California. Her volunteer work includes serving as chair of Asian Pacific Islander Wellness Center and founding chair of Community Initiatives; she currently serves on the board of MapLight and on the National Public Policy Committee of Independent Sector.