Freelance Copywriters Sound Off About Silence
OnPoint Communications principal, Mike Sherry, writes monthly blog posts, like this one, for The Freelance Exchange of Kansas City, a membership organization for solopreneurs. He maximizes SEO with the assistance of another member of the communications team.
In the summer of 2022, OnPoint Communications helped River of Refuge reinitiate its newsletter. 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.
Panelist Profiles: Erik Erazo & Andrea Generaux
These stories appeared in the June 7, 2022, e-newsletter as part of the lead-up to the 2022 Human Service Summit put on by United Community Services of Johnson County.
Panelist Profile: Colette Panchot
This story appeared in the June 2, 2022, e-newsletter as part of the lead-up to the 2022 Human Service Summit put on by United Community Services of Johnson County.
Fundraising Letter for the Mid America Assistance Coalition
OnPoint Communications crafted MAAC's appeal to foundations for help with its utility-assistance program. Through the appeal, MAAC met its three-year funding goal in a matter of months.
A mother’s quest for openness provides map for spurring change
The police shooting of John Albers, an Overland Park, Kansas, teen, in January 2018 spurred a dogged effort by his mother, Sheila Albers, to uncover information authorities were unwilling to disclose without a fight. The story appeared in the Winter 2022 issue of The Journal, published by the Kansas Leadership Center.
Kansas City-area Nonprofits Looking to Break Down Walls Between Home-improvement Programs
This story, published in UCS' Nov. 11, 2021 e-newsletter, introduced readers to the Home Modification Coalition of Greater Kansas City. The article helped publicize recommendations UCS included in a comprehensive housing study it released in early 2021.
A Public Health Partnership with the State of Kansas
As the managing editor of this COVID-19 project in early 2021, OnPoint Communications Principal Mike Sherry led a team of seven reporters that produced 15 stories in six weeks. He edited copy, conceptualized story ideas, and worked with a broader communications team, which included design, social media, marketing and public relations professionals.
Pandemic Produces Ray of Hope for Kansas Communities
The wrap-up story for the Kansas Beats the Virus campaign.
School Districts Come to Terms with Native American Mascot ‘Traditions’
An exploration of the various ways Kansas school districts dealt with the emotional topic of retiring Native American mascots. The story appeared in The Journal, a quarterly magazine published by the Kansas Leadership Center. The Journal circulates to subscribers throughout the state.
KC Parks Dedicates Northland Monument, Celebrates Activist
A web report on a ceremony in the Northland of Kansas City, Missouri, that unveiled the François Chouteau & Native American Heritage Fountain. The ceremony also honored a community member, Keith Nelson, for his work on the monument project. The Kansas City Parks and Recreation Department included the story in its e-newsletter.