What’s Bowling Got to Do With It?

It is a Sunday afternoon.  During football season, many don’t know is that I watch bowling the first quarter of the NFL game.  I’m not embarrassed to tell you, I love bowling.  So I watch for an hour or so the PBA, Professional Bowlers Association games.Well, today the intercollegiate game is being broadcast.  It is…

Press Release – Examiner – L.I.N.K. Run

Article menu>>Matt BeemPresident and COOHartsook Companies, Inc.L.I.N.K. Run also links my familySaturday, June 26, 2010Independence, MO – The Beem Family participated several weekends ago in what has become a fast family tradition: The L.I.N.K. Run.June 12’s heat and humidity didn’t deter those who assembled for the 14th annual race, which supports scholarships for college-bound Independence…

Even the Donor knew Better

John and Dave were sitting at the bar in my favorite watering hole in Portland, Maine.  The Dry Dock has a great salad that just hits the spot and a Bloody Mary to die for—the kind that’s could be a meal in itself, with a huge stalk of celery and a nice, plump shrimp.   But…

Happy Days Are Here Again!

While there continues to be some headline drama about 2009 Giving, the reality is, it was a good year . . . if you focused on individuals, if you had diversified your funding base, if you were persistent and tenacious, if you worked hard, if you could articulate your mission and present accountability for what…

Small Organizations/Big Money!

The myth that small budget nonprofit organization cannot or should not pursue multimillion dollar campaigns is exactly that: a myth.The size of your nonprofit organization’s operating budget does not dictate its fundraising prowess.How do I know? The nonprofits who have been successful:A battered women’s shelter with an annual budget of $90,000 raises $2.1 millionA youth…

Press Release – Examiner – KC Zoo and all that Jazzoo

Article menu>>Matt BeemPresident and COOHartsook Companies, Inc.KC Zoo and all that JazzooSaturday, June 5, 2010Independence, MO – I look forward to this weekend every year.Not because it follows Memorial Day. Or because the kids are by now fully ensconced in summer.It’s an event the first Friday each June that I anxiously anticipate: Jazzoo.Jazzoo is the…