IBSA Newswire


Digital Education Information – C​lass in Online Job Searching

We are now offering a new program which I think might be of interest to you and your clients.

Tomorrow, Saturday August 27th we are offering a c​​
lass in Online Job Searching. The trainer is the lead instructional designer for Skillpath, so this promises to be a wonderful 2 hours. I am attach the flyer for this program, as well as the calendar of courses for the rest of August and September.

The class will be held at our location, 3210 Michigan Avenue, 10:00 – noon, and there are still 3 spots available for this Saturday. The Online Job Search program will be offered 3 more times, as detailed in the flyer.

If you have anyone who wishes to register, please call me. We have limited space available in the classroom.

Aug-Sept (8-16).pdf

Written by ibsa

August 26, 2016 at 3:10 pm

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KCP&L: Please Reigster

To whom it may concern:

We would like for you to register on our KCP&L supplier diversity website below (If you have not already done this). This will enable our buyers to ensure that if we have opportunities for your goods or services that you are included in our bid events. If you have any questions feel free to send me an email.

Thanks in advance.



Supply Chain

Valerie Coyazo | Supplier Diversity, Manager

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Written by ibsa

August 26, 2016 at 3:01 pm

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Kansas Winter Expo & Job Fair

The Kansas Winter Expo will be held at Heartland Park Topeka, September 7 and 8, 2016.

This is a forum to get vendors, decision makers, and hands-on personnel in one location to benefit all.

There are both outdoor and indoor vendors with various displays and interactive opportunities.

September 7, 2016 – Cost is $20 and includes BBQ lunch and exclusive hat.

Vendors open 8am to 4pm

Safety and informational classes all day

Lunch served 11:00am to 1:00pm

September 8, 2016 – No admission charge

Vendors open 8am to noon

Safety and informational classes until noon

Job Fair 8:30 am to 11:30 am – We have invited and will continue to push for area vo-tech and other students to attend on September 8 to take part in the job fair portion. There is no charge to attendees or job fair presenters that day. We will have a separate area set up for the job fair.

To register attendees, please go to mdaniels or call her at 316-682-4537 ext. 2232. We would ask you provide a contact name and number, a count of employees you wish to attend, and a billing address. . You may also reach out to me for any assistance at any time. We would like to have attendees registered by September 1 to have an accurate lunch count.

I have attached a list of vendors, job fair presenters, and classes. I have also attached this year’s flyer.

Thank you

Jason Weber

Roadway Operations Manager

Kansas Turnpike Authority

9401 E Kellogg, Wichita, KS 67207

O: 316.652.2675 M: 316.393.9151


Kansas Winter Expo 2016.pdf

Written by ibsa

August 24, 2016 at 5:07 pm

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TANF at 20

CLASP Offers Perspectives on 20th Anniversary of TANF

Today marks the 20th anniversary of the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program. CLASP has been actively engaged in providing perspectives on TANF at this milestone moment.

Here’s a round-up of how we’ve responded to the 20th anniversary:

For USA Today, Olivia Golden (executive director) published an op-ed entitled “20 Years Later, Welfare is Grim: TANF Fails at Both Providing a Safety Net and Promoting Work,” which draws on her experience in leading the implementation of TANF as Assistant Secretary for Children and Families at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service as the program began. She also offers ideas for improving TANF and the overall safety net.

Amy-Ellen Duke Benfield, a senior policy analyst on our postsecondary team, was interviewed by Chronicle of Higher Education for an extensive Q & A on “What Has Welfare Reform Meant for Students’ Higher-Education Dreams?”

Olivia Golden, Elizabeth Lower-Basch (director of income and work supports), and John Bauman (Board member) all contributed articles to “Twenty Years After Welfare Reform,” a special publication focused on TANF at 20 from the Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law’s Clearinghouse Review.

Elizabeth also participated in a Shriver Center Google Hangout last Thursday with a few other experts who wrote articles for the Clearinghouse Review.

To learn more about TANF, please see these resources on the CLASP website.

  • For an overview of TANF, we recommend our TANF 101 series:
  • For analysis of last year’s “discussion draft” proposal for TANF reauthorization, please see these comments.
  • And for an in-depth analysis of how TANF could better serve families with the youngest children, please read this piece.
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Written by ibsa

August 23, 2016 at 3:08 pm

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KC Small Business Networking September 13th

Please note date change for September to September 13th due to Labor Day holiday

Kansas City Small Business Networking Event

7:15 a.m. – Board Room, Historic Union Station

30 West Pershing Rd. KCMO 64108

$18 in Advance – Includes breakfast


Everyone gets introduced! Everyone Networks!

Presentation Opportunities!

Sign up to be a Two Minute Presenter about your Individual Company

Please email John King with KC Chamber with any questions





Sponsored by the Kansas City Federal Executive Board

and The Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce

and Other Corporate and Small Business Supporters!

Future event schedule

October 4, 2016

November 1, 2016

December 6, 2016

Rhonda L. Abbate

CMA Inc Contractor

Office of Small Business Utilization

General Services AdministrationTwo Pershing Square, 2300 Main Street
Kansas City, MO 64108
Office Phone 816-926-7203

"To make mistakes is human; to stumble is commonplace; to be able to laugh at yourself is maturity."
~William Arthur Ward

Written by ibsa

August 19, 2016 at 9:59 am

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Knight Cities Challenge offers innovators $5 million

Knight Foundation is excited to announce that the Knight Cities Challenge will open for ideas on Oct. 10. The challenge seeks ideas that make the 26 communities where Knight invests more vibrant places to live and work. Applicants can win a share of $5 million for innovative projects that answer the question: What’s your best idea to make cities more successful?

The challenge will launch on Oct. 10, with applications being accepted until Nov. 3. Ideas should focus on one or all of three key drivers of city success: attracting and keeping talent, expanding economic opportunity, and creating a culture of civic engagement.

If you have questions about the challenge, you can join us for virtual office hours or in-person events to learn more. The schedule, which is regularly updated, can be accessed here.

To enter the Knight Cities Challenge go to knightcities.org starting Oct. 10 and answer a few questions. For more information take a look at this blog post. Follow @knightfdn and #knightcities on Twitter for updates and please spread the word through your networks.


George Abbott
Knight Foundation
Project Lead, Knight Cities Challenge

Copyright © 2016 John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, All rights reserved.

Our mailing address is:
John S. and James L. Knight Foundation200 South Biscayne Blvd. Suite 3300
Miami, FL 33131-2349

Written by ibsa

August 18, 2016 at 11:24 am

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AmazonSmile Foundation Donation Disbursement

​Using the Power of Social Media to support your favorite nonprofits is not as hard as you think. But, it all starts with us changing the way we give. Good works don’t just happen ​in a vacuum, it takes action!

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Dear Charity Administrator,

We have just completed AmazonSmile donation disbursements for the 2016 Q2 disbursement cycle to organizations that generated the $5 minimum disbursement amount or more. IBSA, Inc. (EIN: 48-1137236) will not be receiving a donation this quarter from the AmazonSmile Foundation because your donation balance was less than the $5 minimum disbursement amount.

You can increase your organization’s donation potential by spreading the word about AmazonSmile​,​
your supporters know that their AmazonSmile shopping can support IBSA, Inc..

Also, remind your supporters to do their back-to-school shopping at smile.amazon.com and Amazon will donate to your organization. Use the following message and image below in social media, email, and on your website to tell your supporters about how they can help IBSA, Inc. when they shop for back-to-school supplies.

Support us when you shop for back-to-school items. #StartWithaSmile at http://smile.amazon.com/ch/48-1137236 and Amazon donates.

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Find out what we do here:

​Make a Direct Donation

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August 18, 2016 at 7:48 am

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