Press Release – Examiner – Our Zoo Deserves Support

Article menu>>Matt BeemPresident and COOHartsook Companies, Inc.Our zoo deserves supportSaturday, October 24, 2011Independence, MO – There are a handful of nonprofit organizations in every community that epitomize excellence.Here, the Kansas City Zoo tops the list.Few organizations ever experience the transformation our zoo has since its current leader, Randy Wisthoff, took the helm. Things at the…

You Can Write, Kid!

“You can write, kid,” was the note at the bottom of a first year English student over 50 years ago.  This note ignited a flame that started a distinguished writing and journalistic career of a new friend of mine, Don Reichardt from Roswell, Ga.  Don was honored along with my longtime, good friend Ron Loewen…

Charitable Deduction under Attack

For the first time in history, fundraisers and nonprofits can’t take for granted that the charitable deduction will be in place for its donors.Let that sink in for a minute.Now, let’s talk.  If you receive $60 gifts, your nonprofit will probably not feel it.  But if you get $1,000 gifts, you probably will.For too long…