Hartsook Marks National Philanthropy Day With New Name and Logo

Name Change to Kinetic Captures Fundraising Consulting Firm’s Vision and Growth Kansas City, Mo. (November 10, 2022) – Today Hartsook, a 35-year-old global fundraising consulting firm, announced its new name is Kinetic.The organization unveiled its new brand in conjunction with National Philanthropy Day events in Kansas City, the location of its headquarters. Kinetic, founded in…

Kinetic Is Proud to Introduce Its Newest Team Member

Kinetic is pleased to welcome Melanie Louis to her full-time role as Senior Vice President of Foundation, Corporation and Market Research. Melanie has brokered millions in funding for organizations by leveraging her strong communication skills and expertise in research, grant writing and development. She was the lead writer of New York Green Bank’s $30-million potential for investment…

Sustained Growth in the U.K.

Kinetic Chairman and CEO Matthew J. Beem, PhD, CFRE is excited to meet with NGOs in the United Kingdom during two week-long visits this summer and fall. Kinetic continues to expand its international presence as it responds to increasing global demand for its unique approach to equipping staff, empowering volunteers and inspiring donors. “Our commitment…

Hartsook News in Review

Kinetic Chairman and CEO Matthew J. Beem, PhD recently attended The Giving Institute’s 2022 Summer Symposium in Minneapolis. In June, The Giving Institute welcomed Kinetic as a new member firm. The Giving Institute is a trade association established to enhance professionalism and create high standards for professional fundraising. Its member organizations embrace and embody the core values of ethics, excellence and leadership…

The Power of Philanthropy Virtual Summit videos and key takeaways

A big thank you to all The Power of Philanthropy Virtual Summit 2021 presenters, panelists and participants for making the 2nd annual Summit a huge success. Kinetic and the Henry W. Bloch School of Management are committed to creating thoughtful dialogue around important trends and topics in philanthropy and fundraising. Session 1: Philanthropists’ Panel: Giving Decisions This session featured some of Kansas City’s leading philanthropic couples who shared their…

Congratulations! Nonprofit Connect 2021 Philanthropy Awards Nominees and People’s Choice Honorees*

Thank you for the extraordinary work you do for the Kansas City community. WATCH AWARD EVENT Brilliance in Resilience Children’s Mercy Kansas City* Jewish Family Services of Greater Kansas City Newhouse Community Assistance Council Flourish Furnishings Hope Faith* Pivoting Pioneer Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City Harvesters – The Community Food Network* YMCA…

Hartsook Hires R. Scott Justvig, Executive Vice President

Kinetic is pleased to welcome Scott Justvig, the most recent addition to its executive consulting team. Scott brings a long and diverse background in fundraising and fundraising management. He has significant experience across the disciplines of fundraising at the local, state, national and international levels. During his fundraising career, he successfully helped create new fundraising practices,…