Nonprofit Missouri conducted six “whistle stop listening sessions” throughout Missouri in St. Charles County, Springfield, Kansas City, Columbia and two in St. Louis City from February 10 through March 31, 2017. A total of 196 participants representing 172 different agencies attended and over 285 people registered for the sessions. This is a summary of what we heard and what we plan to do about it.
Nonprofit Missouri is grateful to all participants for their input, suggestions, creative ideas, and identification of priorities. The Whistle Stop Listening Sessions provided valuable and implementable input for the Board of Directors. Each of the main ideas identified as needed by the organizations align with Nonprofit Missouri’s current mission. The Board has committed to moving this agenda forward by incorporating the priorities into our strategic planning process over the next three months. Clear action steps with implementable and measurable goals will be developed and shared. Whistle Stop participants will be invited to participate in the process. Nonprofit Missouri will begin by reiterating the priorities that were expressed throughout the tour.