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A Message from President Susan T. Schmidt, CNP, on Equity

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This past summer, I had the opportunity to attend a convening with other nonprofit executives to discuss racial equity—and the role of the nonprofit sector in moving the needle forward. Although it was intensive and challenging, I was encouraged to see a room full of smart and motivated leaders who want to do the heavy […]


Nonprofit Leadership Alliance to Assume Operations of Leaderosity, an Online Leadership Development Platform

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DATE: October 26, 2017 CONTACT: Christa Beall Diefenbach, CNP, Nonprofit Leadership Alliance (Email) Kansas City, Mo. – The Nonprofit Leadership Alliance and the Presidio Trust announce that the Alliance will be the new sponsor of LEADEROSITY—an online learning platform. The original vision of LEADEROSITY will remain intact: a low-cost, high-quality leadership development platform that […]


Our Shared Value

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It is fair to say that the nonprofit sector was born from adversity. It was from the volcano of social injustice that millions of organizations poured into the world to answer the call – if not to provide a solution, at least to provide a resolution: we will not sit idly. Our diverse missions do not […]


Support Kansas City Announces “Excellence In Nonprofit Leadership” Award Winners

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DATE: April 6, 2017 CONTACT: Debra Box, Executive Director, Support Kansas City, (913) 831-4752, ext. 101 Mission, Kan. – Support Kansas City (SKC), a local nonprofit that provides business and development support services to Greater Kansas City nonprofits has announced the winners of its prestigious “Excellence in Nonprofit Leadership” (ENLA) Awards. The 2017 awards […]


From the Desk of Susan T. Schmidt, CNP

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With 2016 came many new pressures for our network – hate crimes on campuses, record budget cuts both at the state and Federal levels, unprecedented political divisiveness, just to name a few. It was disheartening. When I taught at the University of Memphis, there were times when I felt frustrated or defeated – that is […]


Georgia State University Student Wins National Nonprofit Award

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DATE: January 19, 2017 CONTACT: Christa Beall Diefenbach, CNP, Nonprofit Leadership Alliance (Email) Kansas City, Mo. – The Nonprofit Leadership Alliance recently presented David Garcia, a student at Georgia State University, with the Student Leader of the Year Award. The award was presented at the annual Alliance Management Institute – an educational […]


The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta Wins National Nonprofit Award

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DATE: January 18, 2017 CONTACT: Christa Beall Diefenbach, CNP, Nonprofit Leadership Alliance (Email) Kansas City, Mo. – The Nonprofit Leadership Alliance recently presented The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta with the Nonprofit Partner of the Year Award, sponsored by Mutual of America. The award presentation was at the annual Alliance Management Institute […]


Missouri Valley College Graduate Wins National Nonprofit Award

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DATE: January 18, 2017 CONTACT:   Christa Beall Diefenbach, CNP, Nonprofit Leadership Alliance (Email) Kansas City, Mo. – The Nonprofit Leadership Alliance recently presented Warren Wenner, CNP, with the prestigious Certified Nonprofit Professional (CNP) of the Year award. The award was presented at the annual Alliance Management Institute – an educational conference for […]


James J. Terry, Jr. Honored as the Recipient of the H. Roe Bartle Momentum Award

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DATE: January 18, 2017 CONTACT: Christa Beall Diefenbach, CNP, Nonprofit Leadership Alliance (Email) Kansas City, Mo. – The Nonprofit Leadership Alliance recently presented James “Jim” J. Terry, Jr. with the prestigious H. Roe Bartle Momentum Award. The award presentation was at the annual Alliance Management Institute, an educational conference geared toward students planning […]


Rockhurst University Receives National Award for Program Excellence

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DATE: January 12, 2017 CONTACT: Christa Beall Diefenbach, CNP, Nonprofit Leadership Alliance (Email) Kansas City, Mo. – The Nonprofit Leadership Alliance recently presented Rockhurst University with the prestigious Campus Program Excellence Award. The awards presentation took place at the annual Alliance Management Institute—an educational conference geared toward college students beginning a career […]