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Neurodiverse Individuals: Inclusive Camping Experiences at Camp Encourage

KELLY LEE | CO-FOUNDER In her interview with KC Cares, Kelly Lee, co-founder of Camp Encourage, unveils the camp's commitment to providing enriching experiences for individuals on the autism spectrum. Established in 2008, the camp offers a range of activities, from...

Empowerment and Community Impact: A New Era at the Kauffman Foundation

DeAngela Burns-Wallace | CEO Dive into the heart of strategic philanthropy with the Kauffman Foundation's new vision under Dr. DeAngela Burns-Wallace. Balancing a rich legacy with forward-thinking strategies, the Foundation is entering a pivotal phase of strategic...

Exploring Followership with Elizabeth Ireland: Insights for Nonprofit Success

Elizabeth Ireland | Assoc Director of Training Elizabeth Ireland, Director of Training at the Midwest Center for Nonprofit Leadership, discusses the crucial yet often overlooked concept of followership in nonprofit organizations in her interview with KC Cares. She...

Starlight Theatre Kansas City Intereview

Lindsey Rood-Clifford | Executive Director KC Cares presents an in-depth interview with Starlight Theater, Kansas City's oldest performing arts organization. Learn about Starlight's evolution from an outdoor amphitheater to a year-round venue for Broadway shows and...

Black Community Fund Kansas City

NaTika Rowles | Executive Director In this interview, Ruth Baum Bigus of KC Cares talks with NaTika Rowles, the executive director of the Black Community Fund (BCF). The BCF is a philanthropic organization that has been investing in the African-American community of...

Philanthropic Trends Giving USA Report

Dr. Una Olisi | Assoc. Dean of Research In this insightful discussion, Dr. Una Osili, Associate Dean at the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, unpacks the findings of the Giving USA report. Despite economic headwinds, American generosity stands firm, with corporate...

Overcoming Adversity Through Entrepreneurship

Na'am Al-Amin | Founder In this compelling interview, Na'am Al-amin shares his transformative journey from incarceration to entrepreneurship. After serving three prison terms, Na'am faced significant barriers to employment. Undeterred, he founded Swag Inc., a...

Nonprofit Leadership Transition Insights

Mike English | Vice President In this insightful interview, Mike English, a seasoned expert in non-profit leadership transition, shares his wisdom on the challenges non-profits face due to high turnover rates among executive directors. He discusses the importance of...

Juneteenth KC Celebration

Makeda Peterson | Program Director Immerse yourself in the vibrant spirit of Juneteenth KC, a celebration that marks the end of slavery and the beginning of a journey towards freedom and equality. At KC Cares Online, we explore this significant event through the eyes...

Burns McDonnell Corporate Social Responsibility

Charlotte Lewin | Senior Community Relations Strategist Burns & McDonald, an employee-owned company, is not just about infrastructure and construction. They're about building communities. With a strong commitment to corporate social responsibility, they're...

Scraps KC Brenda Mott

Brenda Mott | Founder Join us on KC Cares Online as we interview Brenda Mott, the heart and soul behind Scraps KC. This Kansas City-based nonprofit is making waves in the community by creatively repurposing waste materials and providing meaningful opportunities for...

Starting Managing Nonprofit Organization Danielle Merrick

Danielle Merreck | Attorney In this insightful interview, Danielle Merrick, a law professor at UMKC and director of Kansas City volunteer lawyers and accountants for the Arts, shares valuable knowledge about starting and managing a nonprofit organization. She...

Global Ballers Foundation Sean Birdsong

Sean Birdsong | Founder In this KC Cares interview, we speak with Sean Birdsong, founder of the Global Ballers Foundation. A former professional basketball player and son of an NBA player, Birdsong created the foundation to provide kids with educational tools beyond...

Parade of Hearts Kansas City

Eileen Weir | Committee Chair In this KC Cares interview, we speak with Eileen Weir, former mayor of Independence and community engagement committee chair for the Parade of Hearts initiative in Kansas City. Launched in 2022, the Parade of Hearts is a public art...

Nonprofit Interview Dr Roy Jenson University of Kansas Cancer Center

Dr Roy Jensen | Director In this KC Cares interview, we delve into the transformative work of the University of Kansas Cancer Center with Dr. Roy Jensen. The center, serving around 55,000 unique patients annually, is at the forefront of cancer care, offering...

Nonprofit Fundraising Trends with Dr Jeffrey Byrne

Dr Jeffrey Byrne | Nonprofit Expert Explore the latest trends in post-pandemic fundraising with Dr. Jeffrey Byrne, a renowned philanthropy expert, in this insightful KC Cares interview. Dive into discussions on the resurgence of events, the untapped potential of...

Horses and Heroes Trauma Recovery

Julie Bakers | Founder & Executive Director Horses & Heroes, Inc. offers trauma-recovery with the use of Equine Assisted Therapy.We specialize in trauma that has affected the brain, body, emotions, and behaviors including Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)...

Seven Days Discusses Community Efforts

Mindy Corporan & Jill Anderson SevenDays® overcomes hate by promoting kindness and understanding through education and dialogue.  visit them here: sevendays.org  Find us on Facebook:@ Kccaresradio Twitter: @kccaresradio Instagram: @Kccaresonline...

Transition Academy Postsecondary Outcomes For High School Special Education Students

Kim Riley | Founder Founded in 2019, The Transition Academy (TTA) is a nonprofit organization created to improve postsecondary outcomes for high school special education students in Kansas City Public Schools and charter schools. TTA supports young people with autism...

Alana Muller Coffee Lunch Coffee Strategic Networking for Nonprofits

Alana Muller | Founder Creating a strategic plan & details visit them here: www.coffeelunchcoffee.com  Find us on Facebook:@ Kccaresradio Twitter: @kccaresradio Instagram: @Kccaresonline ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Also available on Itunes || Spotify ||...

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