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2024 American Hospital Association NOVA Awards

2024 American Hospital Association NOVA Awards

The American Hospital Association annually recognizes "bright stars of the health care field" through its NOVA Award. The award celebrates collaborations that improve community health. OnPoint Communications principal, Mike Sherry, interviewed healthcare professionals throughout the country in writing stories about the five 2024 awardees.
Monthly Newsletter

Monthly Newsletter

OnPoint Communications helps River of Refuge maintain ongoing communication with its stakeholders by providing content for its monthly e-newsletter. OnPoint Communications principal, Mike Sherry, consults regularly with River of Refuge ED Pam Seymour to develop story ideas. River of Refuge posts each issue of the e-newsletter to its website.
Simple Fix Illustrates Effectiveness of KC Pre-K Cooperative

Simple Fix Illustrates Effectiveness of KC Pre-K Cooperative

As a nonprofit dedicated to improving education in Missouri and Kansas, Aligned works in the trenches to shape legislation in Jefferson City and Topeka. Slight changes to legislative language or successful amendments can have significant impacts in the classroom, but it's sometimes hard to demonstrate the real-world benefits. OnPoint Communications worked with Aligned to bring those victories to life through storytelling. Aligned used this piece about Operation Breakthrough as a printed case study it distributed to lawmakers and other stakeholders.
Transformation at Heartspring: Luka’s Story

Transformation at Heartspring: Luka’s Story

In the winter of 2023, Heartspring turned to OnPoint Communications for a quick turnaround project it needed for its year-end appeal. Heartspring serves children with special needs and their families, and OnPoint Communications principal, Mike Sherry, profiled one of Heartspring's successful clients through an interview with the young man's mother.
From Prize Money to Patient Impact: How Diversity Telehealth Fuels Health Access

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

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

Debate Champion Prizes Time at the Library

This story, from August 2023, exemplifies the weekly features OnPoint Communications principal, Mike Sherry, wrote during a stint with the Johnson County (Kansas) Library.
The Freelance Exchange of Kansas City Celebrates 20th Anniversary

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

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

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

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.
Network Connectors

Network Connectors

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.