A Software Lending Library in Kansas City?

Tech Soup Blog

The Kansas City Public Library. They have developed a way for anyone with a Kansas City public library card to use expensive professional applications like those from Adobe and Microsoft without owning them. Image: Courtesy of the Kansas City Public Library and Mozilla Foundation.

Why Kansas City Has a Shot at Bridging the Digital Divide

Tech Soup Blog

I had the opportunity to participate in the launch of the new Kansas City Digital Inclusion Fund. So why is Kansas City investing more money on digital inclusion? One concern about the rollout of ultra-fast Internet in Kansas City is that the poorer parts of city have had trouble qualifying for installation due to low demand in those areas - hence the new Digital Inclusion Fund. The fund is being administrated by the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation.

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How To Select A Good Executive Coach

Eric Jacobsen Blog

When a leader or manager is considering using an executive coach, Marilyn O''Hearne , Master Certified Coach in the Kansas City metro area, said that person should at a minimum: Make sure the coach is certified and subscribes to a code of ethics.

How to Turn Your Volunteers into Fundraisers

NonProfit Hub

At WonderWe , we had a volunteer approach us with an idea to use our technology and his networks to help Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kansas City. This volunteer was a Big Brother who was also well-connected in the startup/tech scene here in Kansas City. To encourage other young, tech savvy professionals to donate and volunteer to help Kansas City’s at-risk youth. To do this, we got creative and hosted a friendly competition of Kansas City startups.

Three Things Coaches Must Do To Drive Success

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Former University of Kansas head basketball coach Roy Williams once told U.S. Williams was the head coach at the University of Kansas from 1988 to 2003 and is now the head coach for the North Carolina Tar Heels.

Foundation Revenue Grows 4.7 Percent

Connection Cafe

Greater Kansas City Community Foundation: Serving donors. Overall giving to 96 foundations representing over $414.6 million in annual revenue grew 4.7

20 Tips for Nonprofits Using Twitter

NetWits

Director of Development, American Red Cross Kansas City Region | Follow @patricksallee.

Six Universal Drivers That Maximize Employee Engagement

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Overland Park, Kansas-based author Leigh Branham, along with Mark Hirschfeld, awhile back completed a survey of 10,000 employees in 43 states to better understand what separates a "best places to work" company from other companies.

Announcing the Digital Inclusion Fellowship

NTEN

Only when everyone is online can we truly support our entire community with necessary services, access to education and information, avenues to employment, and social connections to friends and family regardless of income or where someone may live.

Sports as a Platform for Social Good

Connection Cafe

” Jamaal Charles , running back for the Kansas City Chiefs, on helping individuals find what makes them special. Sports have always been a huge part of my life. Desperate for a way to channel my energy, my parents enrolled me in gymnastics when I was young.

We’re Ready to Power Up! the 2011 Interhab Conference

Vertex Systems

We’re not in Kansas anymore. Conference coming in October in Topeka, Kansas. InterHab is the Kansas’ largest and oldest association of community-based organizations that … Continue reading → But we will be soon. We’ve just signed up as exhibitors at the Interhab Power Up!

The Cost of Starting a Nonprofit in Every State

NonProfit Hub

Kansas. Kansas business tax registration: varies based on tax accounts and licenses. Kansas charitable registration: $35. The process of starting a nonprofit requires a fair amount of savvy and know-how. Building from the ground up, it’s often difficult knowing where to start. Questions arise like “What do I need” and “Why do I need it?” ” One of the biggest question marks comes up when it’s time to calculate the cost of your nonprofit.

RIP: Rob Stuart, Godfather of the NpTech Movement

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I had wanted to travel to Kansas City in 2000 to participate in the conference, but didn’t make it. Rob Stuart shared my birthday, Jan. But we also shared more than that – the nonprofit technology field. Rob was the godfather.

The Most Generous Online Giving Cities in the U.S.

Connection Cafe

Kansas City. Kansas City. Online fundraising continued its double-digit growth in 2013, retaining the mantle as the fastest growing fundraising channel, growing at 13.5% according to Blackbaud’s most recent Charitable Giving Report.

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How Your Customers Can Help You Write Your Strategic Plan

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Mike Brown, the founder of the Kansas City, MO company called, The Brainzooming Group , encourages business leaders to solicit feedback from their customers when creating a strategic plan.

6 No-Cost Ways To Create A Best-Place-To-Work Company

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Employee Retention Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Kansas City I had the pleasure of interviewing Leigh Branham over the past few years.

3 New Year’s Rituals for Nonprofits That Can Boost Professional Success

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I would like to wish all my readers, colleagues, and friends a happy new year! I had a fantastic break, including a family vacation in Hawaii, walking, hiking, quiet, and reflection. How about you?

The Six Drivers That Maximize Employee Engagement

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Overland Park, Kansas-based author Leigh Branham, along with Mark Hirschfeld, awhile back completed a survey of 10,000 employees in 43 states to better understand what separates a "best places to work" company from other companies.

The Six Universal Drivers At "Best Places To Work" Companies

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Overland Park, Kansas-based author Leigh Branham, along with Mark Hirschfeld, awhile back completed a survey of 10,000 employees in 43 states to better understand what separates a "best places to work" company from other companies.

How To Say "I'm Sorry"

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Joseph Medical Center in Kansas City, MO for this sound advice. One of the most difficult words for anyone, leaders included, to say is, " sorry." Yet, the time will likely come when that''s the word you need to say.

Observations About Leadership

Eric Jacobsen Blog

A relatively small Kansas City-area newspaper for readers over 50 years in age published an article by C.W. Source: Kansas City 50 & Better.

Today's Leadership Thought

Eric Jacobsen Blog

A good reminder from a former mayor of Kansas City, Kansas: " If you haven''t done anything for someone else today, you haven''t done anything for yourself" - Joe Steineger, Farmer and Former Mayor, Kansas City, Kansas.

6 Universal Drivers That Maximize Employee Engagement

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Overland Park, Kansas-based author Leigh Branham , along with Mark Hirschfeld, awhile back completed a survey of 10,000 employees in 43 states to better understand what separates a "best places to work" company from other companies.

Ask Your Customers To Help You Write Your Strategic Plan

Eric Jacobsen Blog

What youll read is primarily based on what Ive learned from a variety of mentors, co-workers and supervisors over the past 30 years. -- Eric Jacobson -- formerly a Senior Vice President at Penton Media in Overland Park, Kansas (Kansas City, MO).

How To Create A "Best Places To Work" Company

Eric Jacobsen Blog

What youll read is primarily based on what Ive learned from a variety of mentors, co-workers and supervisors over the past 30 years. -- Eric Jacobson -- formerly a Senior Vice President at Penton Media in Overland Park, Kansas (Kansas City, MO).

David Perlmutter Talks Blogs, Interactors, and Jon Stewart - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

Frogloop

Other than that infamous high school yearbook page, what is something else about you that most of your students and fellow professors at the University of Kansas would never suspect?

Never Say These Words To A Customer

Eric Jacobsen Blog

What youll read is primarily based on what Ive learned from a variety of mentors, co-workers and supervisors over the past 30 years. -- Eric Jacobson -- formerly a Senior Vice President at Penton Media in Overland Park, Kansas (Kansas City, MO).

Why Engaging Your Volunteers Will Help Your NPO Thrive

NonProfit Hub

After moving to Kansas City, Stanley was looking for a chance to give back to his hometown, but he received the runaround during his first attempt to volunteer. This article was originally published in our April/May issue of Nonprofit Hub Magazine.

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How To Say "I'm Sorry"

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Joseph Medical Center in Kansas City, MO for this sound advice. One of the most difficult words for anyone, leaders included, to say is, " sorry." Yet, the time will likely come when that's the word you need to say.

Six Universal Drivers That Maximize Employee Engagement

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Overland Park, Kansas-based author Leigh Branham, along with Mark Hirschfeld, awhile back completed a survey of 10,000 employees in 43 states to better understand what separates a "best places to work" company from other companies.

New Mobile Giving Facts You Must Know

TechImpact

What you probably did not hear about is the Kansas City based nonprofit River of Refuge who partnered up with a local rugby team to to raise money for the nonprofit. Image courtesy of iThemes.com.

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Start Your September with New Tech Skills

Tech Soup Blog

Kansas City, Missouri: BidPal — Event and Auction Software. I'm not in school anymore, but September still feels like the real beginning of the new year. That's why this is the perfect time to make a fresh start on your nonprofit tech resolutions.

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How to Incorporate March Madness in Your Nonprofit Fundraising

NonProfit Hub

Here’s an example of how one person raised $2,000 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Kansas. March Madness is one of the annual rites of spring time—right along with setting your clocks back an hour and discovering what toys were hidden in the huge snow pile in the backyard.

How To Maximize Employee Engagement

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Overland Park, Kansas-based author Leigh Branham, along with Mark Hirschfeld, awhile back completed a survey of 10,000 employees in 43 states to better understand what separates a "best places to work" company from other companies.

Trainer’s Notebook: Reflections on Designing and Delivering Training To Get Results

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Last week was a busy week, after keynoting the Nonprofit Solutions Conference in Kansas City , I facilitated a one-day workshop for the Center for Nonprofits on developing and measuring a sustainable integrated social media strategy.

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Finding a Community of Nonprofit Technology Experts

Tech Soup Blog

Kansas City, Missouri: BidPal — Event and Auction Software. What if there was a place for your nonprofit to get free technology support from local experts? What if there were regular gatherings where nonprofit techies could come together to learn, laugh, and network with their peers?

A Jargon-Free Guide to Low-Profit Limited Liability Companies (L3C)

NonProfit Hub

Kansas. So you want to start an organization that benefits a specific cause. Great! That’s why we’re here: to help you navigate this confusing sector simply saturated with content, ideas and innovation. But wait—should you really be starting a nonprofit?

"Leveling the Playing Field" Through Broadband and Public Computers

NTEN

The delivery of free Internet service to low-income households, along with access to free computers or public computer centers like those developed by the WEB Dubois Learning Center at 55th and Cleveland in Kansas City, should garner more attention by the KC public and government. Ivan Drinks, Chief Information Officer with the city of Kansas City, advocated for "some government involvement" in extending broadband coverage. Matt Quinn, IT Manager, Harvesters.

Today's Thoughts About Leadership

Eric Jacobsen Blog

A relatively small Kansas City-area newspaper for readers over 50 years in age published an article by C.W. Source: Kansas City 50 and Better.

Grantmakers for Effective Organizations Conference: What have you learned, Dorothy?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

You’ve always had the power to go back to Kansas.?” Note from Beth: I’m hosting a small army of guest bloggers, grantmakers, who are attending the GeoFunders National Conference taking place this week in Seattle.