Philanthropy Success

Karin L. Cox, MFA – Editor, President and Co-Founder

April 2019

At Kinetic, we understand The Power of Philanthropy™ to change lives and transform communities. We are proud of our clients and their successes. We share their stories to inspire and motivate you and your team. Over $410 billion was given away in the U.S. last year. Kinetic clients received their share. Did you? Let us show you how to raise more money to support your organization’s mission.

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Illinois Camp Raises $7.25 Million Toward Its Campaign Goal

Camp Tecumseh YMCA (Brookston, Ill.) has raised $7.25 million toward its $10 million goal. Kinetic is helping guide The Campaign for Camp Tecumseh to support renovations to the Camp’s River Village. Renovations include constructing a new dining hall, updating cabins, making program enhancements and funding endowment growth.


Hartsook Provides Interim Development Counsel

The Kansas City Public Library (Kansas City) has retained Kinetic to provide interim development counsel for the Library. The Kansas City Public Library system consists of a central library, nine physical branches, a digital branch and an outreach services program serving a constituency of over 250,000 in Kansas City, Missouri. It serves as a resource for the 1.7 million metropolitan residents of greater Kansas City.


MidAmerica Nazarene University Ranked Among Best Colleges

MidAmerica Nazarene University (Olathe, Kan.) is a private institution founded in 1966. Mid America Nazarene University was selected for Money Magazine’s 2018-2019 Best College list; and U.S. News & World Report’s 2019 US News Best Regional University Midwest list. MidAmerica Nazarene University seeks to transform the individual through intellectual, spiritual and personal development for a life of service to God, the church, the nation and the world. Kinetic provides counsel for the University’s fundraising efforts.


DeMolay International Retains Hartsook to Guide Its Centennial Fundraising

DeMolay International (Kansas City) is the premier international youth leadership organization, striving to shape young men into leaders of character. By epitomizing timeless values, and accepting the challenge of leadership – both of character and of action – the young men of DeMolay transform themselves into citizens of the highest caliber. DeMolay International has retained Kinetic to guide its fundraising as it approaches its centennial.


Congratulations, Nonprofit Connect Award Winners!

Nonprofit Connect (Kansas City) will honor its 2019 award winners in May. Among the recipients are friends of Kinetic: Kansas City Zoo CEO/Executive Director Randy Wisthoff (Nonprofit Professional of the Year); and Beth K. Smith/Missouri Chair in Nonprofit Leadership at UMKC and Director of the Midwest Center for Nonprofit Leadership David Renz, Ph.D. (Special Lifetime Achievement Award). Kansas City Zoo is a long-time Kinetic client and Dr. Renz served as doctoral adviser to Kinetic’s Chairman and CEO Matthew J. Beem, PhD.


Kinetic’s Growing Philanthropy Tour

Contact to schedule a Kinetic consultant to speak at your conference or organization.

Washington, D.C.
May 30-31, 2019
National Coalition for Homeless Veterans
2019 Annual Conference
Data-driven Donor Identification, Cultivation, Solicitation and Appreciation Developing a Comprehensive Fundraising Plan
Jason Wood

Washington, D.C.
July 11, 2019
2019 Bridge Conference
AFP of Washington DC Metro Area Chapter
Prepared for Success: Demystifying the Major Gift Campaign
Karin Cox

Charlotte, N.C.
August 5, 2019
AFP North Carolina Conference
From Reliable to Remarkable: Growing Annual Gifts to Regular Gifts
Karin Cox
Janell Johnson

Los Angeles, Calif.
October 10-12, 2019
2019 Economic Science Association
North American Meetings
John List

November 14-15, 2019
Randomized Controlled Trials
John List

Past stops on the tour


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