Philanthropy Success

Karin L. Cox, MFA – Editor, President and Co-Founder September 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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Kappa Kappa Psi Gains Another $100,000 Toward Its Centennial Celebration

Kappa Kappa Psi (Stillwater, Okla.), which began in 1919, retained Kinetic to provide counsel for the fraternity’s first major campaign. The initial task was to begin building a culture of philanthropy among the nonprofit’s fundraising base. Said Steve Nelson, National Executive Director of Kappa Kappa Psi and Tau Beta Sigma, “Hartsook has been instrumental in providing the ideas and expertise needed to navigate this campaign. The Kinetic team has helped us understand what we don’t know and has given us confidence that we can achieve our fundraising goals.” Kappa Kappa Psi recently raised another $100,000 toward its Centennial Celebration.


Community Services League Announces $390,000 in Additional HUD Funding

Community Services League (Kansas City) is the recipient of an additional $390,000 in United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) funding to help kids, families and single adults find permanent and stable housing. This funding allows Community Services League to receive more than $1,060,000 annually from HUD. Kinetic provides fundraising counsel to help the organization advance its mission: providing immediate relief to people in need, assessing their situations and providing solutions that lead to economic stability.


Rebuilding Lives at reStart, Inc.

reStart, Inc. (Kansas City) retained Kinetic to guide its fundraising efforts. reStart’s mission is to empower all people facing or experiencing homelessness by providing housing services that inspire hope. A campaign for Rebuilding Lives at reStart will fund capital, programs, operating and endowment goals in order to serve more individuals and families in need of reStart’s effective programs. Since 1981, reStart has served more than 30,000 homeless individuals, including more than 11,500 children and youth. It has extended a variety of services to individuals in Kansas City who are facing either chronic or circumstantial homelessness; and all of its services are provided free of charge.


Foundation Supports Metropolitan Community College

Metropolitan Community College Foundation (Kansas City) is committed to forming community partnerships and attracting resources that increase student access to educational opportunities, quality programs and environments that make Metropolitan Community College (MCC) the first choice for higher education in greater Kansas City. MCC is tackling the region’s economic and workforce challenges by partnering with employers to identify talent gaps and developing curriculum to fill those gaps. Kinetic is helping the Foundation strengthen the school’s workforce pipeline of homegrown talent with funding for state-of-the-art facilities, enhanced programs and student scholarships.


Kinetic’s Growing Philanthropy Tour

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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

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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