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Maximize NWMO

The Community Foundation believes regional vitality is core to our vision of being a national leader in regional collaboration creating the culture which results in increased philanthropy and prosperity. Through regional collaboration we will increase the power of charitable giving and philanthropy to transform our region into an economically vibrant area. We believe a successful future is based on our work today.

Our regional collaborative work today is being led by our Maximize NWMO Committee. The purpose of this committee is to serve as the catalyst and convener for encouraging, connecting, and supporting communities in regional vitality efforts. Part of this role is to understand: our regional assets, community challenges, as well as regional and community networks either existing or needed to bring the region together, where beneficial. This will involve understanding: the region, what the people see as needs, and identifying, tracking and analyzing data and trends that help the region understand progress toward the goal of regional vitality.

Through a comprehensive community development approach, Maximize NWMO supports leaders who are working to improve the vitality and prosperity of the region’s residents and communities. We start by engaging many voices to form a shared vision and set of priorities to collaborACT on together throughout the year. Maximize NWMO is here to help those who are ready to dream big, decide wisely, and maximize the region’s potential by growing together.

The initiative is non-competitive, non-political, and non-duplicative. It is here to uplift all of the great things already taking place in the region and help the people who are willing to fill in any gaps.


A thriving region, vibrant communities, prosperous people.


Help local communities and the region recognize opportunities across map lines, make decisions together, and change the economy for the better.


Engage and empower local leaders, communities, and the 18-county region towards aligned goals and integrated actions for quick wins and sustainable results.

This community development approach improves quality of life collectively by helping people come together to act on what’s important to them, while at the same time, encouraging individuals, organizations, and communities to excel using their unique existing strengths and assets. The Journey inspires, informs, and empowers participants to learn and apply the tools that are helpful in creating the results wanted in communities, generation after generation.

Visit Maximize NWMO to learn more and access several interactive features as well as a portal of information for the region.


Interested in supporting this initiative?  Click here to donate.

If you are interested in serving Northwest Missouri as part of this committee please contact our office.


Maximize NWMO’s programs encourage people to dream big and work together in knowing their story, envisioning a future story, and taking action to create a new story. Get involved and maximize the potential of the place we call home!

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