Grand Rapids Public Museum

Annual giving year over year growth

The Grand Rapids Public Museum exists to be a living monument of artifacts, ideas and stories told through exhibitions, events, and educational programming designed to inspire, motivate, and celebrate our human bond. They hope to inspire passionate curiosity and a deeper understanding of the world around us.

Kennari helped to build the department and strategy for the full fund development program. Kennari helped the organization shift to focus on more individual giving, creating a major gifts program and implementing a donor acquisition plan. Connecting event attendees more deeply with the mission was also a key area of focus. Total fundraising revenue has increased every year in the work together from 2014 to today. Building a thriving major gifts program has been a critical part of the effort in laying the groundwork for a successful major capital/endowment campaign in the future.

“Kennari has been an incredible resource and partner for the Grand Rapids Public Museum.  Their team has supported our team in a variety of ways and we continue to see positive results from our work together.” – Gina Schulz, VP of Corporate and Foundation Giving, Grand Rapids Public Museum