From Prize Money to Patient Impact: How Diversity Telehealth Fuels Health Access
As a Kansas City, Missouri-based Community Development Financial Institution, AltCap provides critical early-stage funding to entrepreneurs in several states. OnPoint Communications principal, Mike Sherry, wrote this story to help AltCap promote its 2023 Your Biz pitch competition.
Sales Tax for East Side Projects Grapples with Growing Pains
Backers were thrilled when Kansas City, Missouri, voters approved a 1/8-cent sales tax to fund economic development in a downtrodden part of the city. The tax, passed in 2017, generated millions of dollars each year. But as this 2023 report found, elation had turned to anger as the program failed to move many projects across the finish line. Reported in conjunction with videographers and a public radio correspondent, the story fed into a half-hour program aired on a Kansas City PBS public affairs program.
Debate Champion Prizes Time at the Library
This story, from August 2023, exemplifies the weekly features OnPoint Communications writes for the Johnson County (Kansas) Library.
The Freelance Exchange of Kansas City Celebrates 20th Anniversary
OnPoint Communications principal, Mike Sherry, wrote this news release as the public relations chair for The Freelance Exchange of Kansas City.
Of Manicures and Motherhood: Recent Graduate Embraces Budgeting Concepts Taught at ROR
As part of the content calendar OnPoint Communications put together with River of Refuge, we decided several months in advance that one of our December e-newsletter stories would focus on finances. It was an apt topic because holiday gifts can stress the family budget, and it is also a time when families take stock of their financial situation as the new year approaches.
Women’s Health Research Series
United Community Services of Johnson County focused on family-first policies in its 2022 annual policy summit. In the lead-up to the December summit, OnPoint Communications personalized five broad issues: maternal health, domestic violence, mental health, safety-net services, and child care. The stories, which are all included in this post, ran in e-newsletters published in the weeks leading up to the summit.
Essential Families Digital Broadband Announcement
When Essential Families needed to get the word out quickly about a significant undertaking, the leaders of the nonprofit turned to OnPoint Communications. Using information from the transcript of an Essential Families video, OnPoint Communications crafted this news release over a weekend to have it ready for the next week.
In the spring of 2022, leaders of a startup nonprofit tapped OnPoint Communications principal, Mike Sherry, to be the project administrator for the pilot. The mission of Network Connectors is to accelerate the growth and development of early-stage nonprofit leaders in Kansas City, Missouri. Network Connectors also helps teens learn and enhance video skills. The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation provided startup funding.
Heartland Conservation Alliance History
By the time the Heartland Conservation Alliance (HCA) reached its 10-year anniversary in 2022, the organization had documented its work in Web copy, annual reports, and research projects. OnPoint Communications combined that source documentation with information from regional environmental plans to craft a concise history of the alliance. The history also included interviews with key founders.
‘Seize the Day’ is the Mantra of Freelance Graphic Design Members
OnPoint Communications principal, Mike Sherry, wrote this October 2022 blog post from responses to a questionnaire sent out to all of the Freelance Exchange's design members. Sherry developed the questions.
In the summer of 2022, OnPoint Communications helped River of Refuge reinitiate its newsletter. OnPoint Communications reported and wrote the first two stories in this inaugural issue. The new monthly e-newsletter replaced a quarterly publication last posted on the website three years prior.
Panelist Profile: Tim Suttle
United Community Services of Johnson County profiled panelists who appeared at its 2022 Human Service Summit. This story ran as part of a post-summit e-newsletter on June 17, 2022, while UCS published the other profiles in e-newsletters leading up to the event. "Thanks, Mike. The story is wonderful. I appreciate you!" one panelist wrote in an email to OnPoint Communications Principal Mike Sherry.