For the past 13 years, Kennari Consulting has been helping nonprofits plan for and fund their futures through campaigns, annual giving programs, grants, program development, and more. But we know that our services, as they stand, can’t reach every nonprofit. So, we are proud to announce the launch of Fundkit, powered by Kennari Consulting, as a complement to our current services. This new video training platform allows us to share our results driven approach and effective tools with a wider audience.
Fundkit has been developed to help nonprofits of all sizes master fundraising to achieve their goals and, in turn, impact their community. Each course is made up of a series of videos that focus on a specific topic. By the end of each course members of an organization will have a deeper understanding of the topic, giving them the ability to take immediate action. Further, the videos are paired with professionally developed toolkits that include templates, guides and examples. This homework helps to bring what is taught in the course out of the abstract and into the real world.
For fundraising professionals and volunteers, Fundkit offers access to knowledge and advantages previously inaccessible for many. Small nonprofits struggling to find funding for consulting or professional development can use Fundkit to grow their internal capacity and outcomes. For larger nonprofits, Fundkit can be shared with fundraising committees, boards, and in onboarding new staff, to ensure everyone is on the same page.
“We work with a lot of nonprofits in onboarding new staff, helping committee members understand the value of a major donor program, and helping organizations build a truly successful event. The beauty of this platform is that it can be used for all of these purposes. It starts simply for beginners, but also grows into a powerful tool for seasoned professionals looking to expand their knowledge or update their tools,” said Laura Kruisenga, COO of Kennari Consulting.
Kennari is releasing Fundkit with two video series: Evening Events and Developing a Major Donor Program, with more to come in 2020. We plan to expand the offerings to include topics such as database management, monthly giving, planned giving and more. Later this year, we will begin inviting other professionals to teach about subjects they are experts in as well, expanding nonprofit knowledge and capacity in other areas that support fundraising. These courses will be vetted by Kennari staff but allow other professionals to join together as a team of industry leaders.
“With the launch of Fundkit this spring, we envision the potential to bring this platform to new teachers, new nonprofits, and to train the fundraising leaders of the future. We also recognize the incredible value in engaging others who have expertise outside that of our Kennari staff,” said Kruisenga. “Kennari means “teacher” in Icelandic, and we are honored to be able to live the meaning behind our name in a new way. We all win when knowledge is shared.”
Learn more about Fundkit at getfundkit.com.