Philanthropy Success

Karin L. Cox, MFA – Editor, President and Co-Founder August 2019
Hartsook understands The Power of Philanthropy™ to change the lives of those you serve and transform your community. 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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“We have worked with Kinetic for nearly 15 years and continue to value their team’s experience and advice a great deal. They are a trusted and essential fundraising partner to Open Avenues.”
Brenda Neal, Executive Director
Open Avenues, Rogers, Ark.

image Over $1.5 Million in Named Gifts to Crisis Relief Organization

Heart to Heart International (Kansas City) strengthens communities by improving health access, providing humanitarian development and administering crisis relief worldwide. Its campaign, Empowered to Serve, has received numerous named gifts including from The Kelly Family Foundation, $1 million (Lobby/main reception); Bob and Ann Regnier and the Regnier Family Foundation, $500,000 (Gallery); Carla and Don Duryee, $125,000 (Executive conference room); and Steve and Liane Hower, $25,000 (Volunteer welcome entrance/room/reception).

image Children’s Safety Center Receives $12,000 Gift from Springdale Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast

Children’s Safety Center (Springdale, Ark.) was the recipient of a $12,000 gift from Mayor Doug Sprouse and the 2019 Springdale Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast planning committee. The gift goes toward the organization’s mental health therapy program. Children’s Safety Center of Washington County is working with Kinetic in a campaign counsel relationship to advance their mission to empower children to overcome abuse and begin to trust, hope and heal.

image reStart Experiences Momentum in 2019

reStart (Kansas City) Stephanie Boyer joined reStart as CEO in January. From the beginning of the year to mid-summer, the organization has experienced great momentum. Its new leadership team has introduced enhanced processes to strengthen the nonprofit’s financial and programmatic structures and 1,723 individuals have been served by reStart. Kinetic is currently helping to guide reStart’s fundraising efforts to support its mission to provide housing and services to homeless youth, families, men and women to end homelessness in the community.

image The Astronomical Society of Kansas City Retains Hartsook to Provide Fundraising Counsel

Astronomical Society of Kansas City (Blue Springs, Mo.) supports education and outreach to the Greater Kansas City area, observing events and research opportunities and providing resources for anyone interested in astronomy and allied sciences. Since the 1930s, the ASKC has grown from a small group to one of the largest astronomical societies in the country. Kinetic has been retained by the Astronomical Society of Kansas City (ASKC) to provide fundraising counsel to achieve its capital goals.

image Kinetic’s Growing Philanthropy Tour

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

Kansas City
November 6-8, 2019
Missouri Community College Association
55th Annual Convention & Tradeshow
Major Gifts from Inspired, Motivated Donors Represent the Greatest Opportunity for Increased Funding to Community Colleges
Matthew J. Beem

Kansas City
November 14, 2019

2019 National Philanthropy Day
AFP Mid-America Chapter
Presenting Sponsor: Hartsook

Baltimore, Md.
March 29-31, 2020

2020 AFP International Conference
From Reliable to Remarkable: Growing Regular Gifts
Karin Cox
Janell Johnson

Past stops on the tour


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