Kinetic is Proud to Introduce Its Newest Team Members

Kinetic is a philanthropy-focused company that serves as a catalyst for impactful fundraising. We help non-profit organizations of all sectors, geographies and sizes unleash their power of philanthropy by applying the art and science of fundraising to maximize the power of their donors, volunteers and professionals. To that end, Kinetic is pleased to welcome the…

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…

Join us in welcoming Hartsook’s most recent team member

Kinetic is pleased to welcome Tammy Butterfield, the most recent addition to its consulting team. Prior to joining Kinetic, Tammy served as director of development – corporations and foundations for the University of Kansas Health System. Before her time at KU, she was the director of development for Boy Scouts of America – Heart of…

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…

Hartsook Hires Joe Bellinger, Senior Vice President

Joe brings more than 15 years of experience in fundraising, most recently serving as chief development officer for the Lyric Opera of Kansas City. Prior to his role at the Lyric, he was the director of development and advancement for Cornerstones of Care, worked at the KC CARE Clinic and for The Salvation Army-Ray and…

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,…

The CARES Act and End-of-Year Tax Implications

As 2020 approaches its eventful close, make sure your donors understand the time-sensitive opportunities afforded by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The CARES Act’s provisions for above-the-line contributions are slated to end this year: Individuals who itemize can deduct cash contributions up to 100% of their 2020 Adjusted Gross Income (AGI).…

CEO Message: Lessons Learned While Leaning Into the Headwinds

It’s been two months since our lives were changed – radically and suddenly. Everyone has faced new and unfamiliar challenges. Since COVID-19 became our new reality, I’ve been impressed by the courage, conviction and tenacity of frontline fundraisers who passionately believe in the power of philanthropy. I’ve also been encouraged by the new, meaningful interactions…

Hartsook Hires P. Kevin Williamson, Associate Consultant

Kinetic is pleased to welcome P. Kevin Williamson, the most recent addition to its executive consulting team. Leveraging over twenty years of professional fundraising experience, Kevin will help Kinetic clients advance their missions through major gifts and campaign fundraising. He also will provide counsel on specialized areas such as events, strategic corporate sponsorships and foundation…

Commemorating More Than Three Decades of Fundraising Service

Since Hartsook’s founding on April 1, 1987 – 33 years ago today – we have helped thousands of nonprofit clients navigate deeply difficult times. The Black Monday stock market crash in 1987. The dot-com tech-bubble burst in the late 1990s. The terror of 9/11 in 2001. The housing collapse in 2008 that sparked the Great Recession. Over…

CEO Message: Moving Forward Together

We’ve been here before, you and I. The Black Monday stock market crash in 1987. The dot-com tech-bubble burst in the late 1990s. The terror of 9/11 in 2001. The housing collapse in 2008 that sparked the Great Recession. Hartsook has experienced numerous cycles of uncertainty during its 33 years helping nonprofit organizations raise more…

Hartsook Hires Dave Smith, Senior Executive Vice President

Kinetic is pleased to welcome Dave Smith, the most recent addition to our executive consulting team. He brings a nationally recognized, stellar reputation for organizational leadership and mission-focused fundraising. Based on his 45-plus years in the industry, Dave offers a full range of nonprofit management services including board development, strategic and growth planning, executive coaching…