ONEplace @ kpl

ONEplace@kpl is a management support organization offering resources and services to nonprofit staff, board, and volunteers in Kalamazoo County.

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We All Must Do The Work

Last week I got the opportunity to spend two days in training as a new member of Kalamazoo Public Library’s anti-racism transformation team. The team training was led by Crossroads and hosted by local nonprofit ERACCE. In addition to KPL, teams from PFC Natural Market and Deli, People’s Church, and Kalamazoo Public Schools were present....

A strong relationship between board & ED makes a strong nonprofit

The relationship between a board of directors and an executive director is critical to a nonprofits success. Simply put, the most effective organizations have a strong relationship between these two parties. Why? The board and the ED are core leaders within any nonprofit institution and people take cue's from the top. They also have the real power to create policy and implement change. So how do boards and ED's create this strong relationship? An article from (which is a great resource for nonprofit boards, with a lot of free content) cites a number of ways this relationship can be intentionally strong. ...

A Note From Ryan Wieber

As Library Director of Kalamazoo Public Library, I am excited to announce Matt Lechel as the new Director of ONEplace....

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