Philanthropy Success

Karin L. Cox, MFA – Editor, President and Co-Founder November 2019
Hartsook seeks to unleash the Power of Philanthropy™ to transform communities and positively change the lives of those you serve. 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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Announcing: The Power of Philanthropy™

Kinetic is dedicated to helping nonprofit organizations increase philanthropic support. The Power of Philanthropy shares stories and lessons of organizations and individuals who improve the lives of others through acts of generosity.

Read the latest blog from Kinetic Chairman and CEO Matthew J. Beem, PhD: “I was at the library on a recent Saturday morning wrapping up loose ends before a week on the road. I looked up from my computer and saw a man walking slowly through the lobby toward the restrooms and water fountain. As he got closer, it was evident from the pack and bedroll on his back that he was homeless and had come in for a drink after a long night outdoors. I watched him approach the water fountain, only to feel disappointment as he leaned over and pushed the button. It wasn’t working…” Go here to read more.

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Nearly $10 Million in Gifts for the Fundamental Learning Center’s Comprehensive Campaign

Fundamental Learning Center (Wichita, Kan.) has raised more than $9.6 million in their Transforming Education campaign. FLC celebrates 20 gifts with donors committing $100,000 or more to this project: Stan and Gretchen Andeel, Clay and Kate Bastian, Wayne and Jan Becker, Berry Foundation, Bob and Martha Buford, Cox Communications, Daniel J. Taylor Family Foundation, Brenda Farha, Fidelity Bank Foundation, Bob and Maura Geist, INTRUST, Anita Jones, Darlene and Eric Knorr, Steve and Kim Packebush, Jeanine and Bill Phillips, Kristin and Will Price, Dee Rolph, The Sunderland Foundation, the Wallace Foundation and an anonymous donor.  Hartsook provides campaign management to help raise $20 million to build a new, iconic teaching laboratory and training center, expand programs and grow the endowment.


Center of Grace Receives Significant Foundation Support for Growing in Grace

Center of Grace (Olathe, Kan.) has received a gift of $500,000 from The Sunderland Foundation to help support the nonprofit’s campaign for capital additions and renovations to its existing facility. Center of Grace also has been awarded a $1 million J.E. and L.E. Mabee Foundation challenge grant to support the goals of its $6 million campaign. Center of Grace rallies all sectors of the community to serve Johnson County’s lower-income households in order to help improve their circumstances. Kinetic has been assisting the organization to advance its mission through private philanthropy.


Community School of the Arts Receives $1.4 Million and $250,000 Gifts

Community School of the Arts (Fort Smith, Ark.) has received a gift of land valued at $1.4 million from the Westphal family. The organization also received a gift of $250,000 from an anonymous donor. The organization serves the Fort Smith Community and surrounding region by providing high-quality instruction in music, theatre, dance and visual art. Kinetic has been providing guidance for the organization’s $10 million campaign, Inspiring Excellence.


Kinetic’s Growing Philanthropy Tour

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

March 2-4, 2020
National School Foundation Association
National Conference 2020
Kinetic: Sponsorship

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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