Kinetic and the UMKC Henry W. Bloch School of Management have teamed up to provide a much-anticipated annual event for philanthropists, community leaders, board members, volunteers, nonprofit leadership and fundraising professionals: The Power of Philanthropy Summit.

The Power of Philanthropy Summit features preeminent professionals from applied and academic fundraising fields, delivering timely research and insights along with panel discussions, breakout groups and practical takeaways.

The virtual Summit is free, but registration is required.

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January 27, 2023
9 – 11:30 a.m. CT Zoom

9-9:10 a.m. OPENING
Motivation and the Power of Philanthropy
Matt Beem, Ph.D., CFRE, Chairman and CEO, Kinetic
Brian Klaas, Ph.D., Dean, Bloch School of Management at University of Missouri-Kansas City

9:10-9:15 a.m. INTRODUCTIONS

9:15-10:15 a.m. SESSION 1
Dr. Jen Shang
Meaningful Philanthropy in the 21st Century: The Role of Self
Introduction to the research by Dr. Matt Naylor, National WWI Museum and Memorial

10:15-10:35 a.m. BREAKOUT SESSIONS

10:45-11:20 a.m. SESSION 2
Meaningful Philanthropy in the 21st Century: A Panel Discussion
Moderated by Matt Beem

11:20-11:30 a.m. CLOSE
Brent Never, Associate Professor of Public Affairs
Midwest Center for Nonprofit Leadership at University of Missouri-Kansas City

Takeaways Virtual Summit

Fill out the form to download key takeaways from The Power of Philanthropy Virtual Summit 2021.

Past Summit Events

2021 Summit

How are donors making their giving decisions? What criteria and processes are households using to determine how much they will give and which organizations will benefit from their generosity? Researchers and academics focus on the science of giving decisions and philanthropic and foundation-related couples share their personal perspectives on giving decisions.

Philanthropy Panel:
Giving Decisions

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Women Give 2021:
How Households Make Giving Decisions

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2020 Summit

At a time when things are changing so quickly and nonprofits are forced to adjust and adapt, the Summit offers insights from a panel of philanthropists and executive-level fundraisers who offer their personal experiences of the power philanthropy, understanding the philanthropic mindset and the psychology of giving.

Understanding The Philanthropic Mindset

The Psychology of Giving