We have all witnessed the power of helping those in need. That is why non-profits are such an amazing part of our communities. Northwest Missouri Enterprise Facilitation not only nurtures the growth and development of small businesses; the organization also strives to plant strong foundations for non­profits and charitable organizations.

Working with NWMEF is a free and confidential service that non-­profits can use to create a strategy, discuss financial planning and lead discussions within the board, among many other helpful tools. NWMEF works with organizations in Atchison, Nodaway, Worth, Holt, Andrew and Gentry counties.

NWMEF Facilitator Keli Morris, works with non-­profits on developing marketing and financial plans, as well as board retention, leadership and succession planning and sets goals for future sustainability. The board, made up of over 70 regional business owners, community leaders and volunteers, help make connections to needed resources and networking opportunities.

"Keli Morris has been instrumental in getting my business up and going.  She met with me regarding my concerns with business start up and obtaining clientele and always followed up to check on my needs.  She has also went above and beyond referring clients to my new business which has been truly appreciated.  Keli genuinely cares about each and every entrepreneur wanting to follow their dreams!"  Kelly Wilmes, W5 Accounting LLC  

Keli has been a constant source of advice for me to bounce my thoughts and ideas off of. She has guided me to resources that are now important parts of my life. I was so impressed by what I was able to accomplish with the NWMEF’s help that I decided to join the board myself. I may not have a degree in business and I do not take the normal path to get things done, but I think sometimes that view from another angle is exactly what is needed to get to the finish line.  Adam Marriott, A&M Amusements & Snowie, Maryville

Keli sat down with me to really help focus my vision and process through the overwhelming feelings I was having about starting my business. She helped me to seek out the right professionals to get started and has been so knowledgeable in small businesses and connecting me with those who could be helpful.  Renae Luke, Luke Therapy Services, LLC  Maryville

From leading discussions during board meetings to creating action plans, NWMEF’s mission is focused on assisting organizations to meet their goals.