Applicatons are open for scholarships to the 2023 MAKO Conference that will be held May 1-3, 2023 at the Branson Convention Center.  

Three (3) scholarships will be awarded with two (2) scholarships for first-time attendees only.  Scholarships are for registration cost only.  Travel, meals not included in the conference registration, and hotel accommodations are the responsibility of the applicant.


US Chamber Institute of Organization Management

The Chamber of Commerce Executives of Kansas is proud to partner with Institute for Organization Management, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s professional development program for non-profit executives. 

CCEKS will offer scholarships for the 2023 sites.  Scholarships are open for all students (1st-4th years).  The amount of the scholarship will be a minimum of $500 and is based on number of applications.  

PLEASE READ:  First time attendee ONLY: One (1) $500 scholarship from Institute will be awarded in 2023.  (Note: Must be a first-year Institute attendee and may not accept additonal funds directly from the Institute program.  Those who have already registered for the program do not qualify for the scholarship, as scholarship codes must be entered during registration. SPS scholarship can be combined with the Premier Investor Discount and/or Group Rate.) 




2023 Winter Institute
University of Arizona | Tucson, Arizona
January 4-6, 2023

2023 Midwest Institute

University of Wisconsin | Madison, WI
June 4-8, 2023

2023 Southeast Institute
University of Georgia, Athens, GA
June 25–June 29, 2023

2023 Northeast Institute
Villanova University, Villanova, PA
July 30-August 4, 2023

For 100 years, Institute has educated association, chamber, and other nonprofit leaders across the country through its national program, highly rated curriculum and high caliber instructors. Thousands of executives have attended Institute sites across the country to strengthen their management skills, learn industry best practices, and gain a broad national perspective from peers.  Institute has helped them build stronger organizations, become stronger business advocates and better serve their members. In addition, you will earn points towards your CCE or CAE certification as Institute’s curriculum is directly tied to the bodies of knowledge of both the American Society of Association Executives and the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives.

Upon completion of the Institute program, graduates receive the IOM recognition which allows them to use the letters “IOM” in public mention and professional correspondence.  The IOM recognition signifies the completion of 96 hours of course instruction in nonprofit management and commitment to the industry.

For more information about Institute’s curriculum, sites, and dates, visit the Institute Web site and Prospective Student Toolkit to help you gain insight into the program.

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